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Beverly June Richardson, 86, of Pauls Valley, Okla., passed away Monday, January, 15, 2018 at her daughter's home in Okmulgee.
Beverly was born in Bethany, Okla., on April 15, 1931, the daughter of the late Lorette Mae (Cambron) and Walter Lee Briggs. She graduated from Putnam City High School and went to work for Pittsburgh Plate Glass in Oklahoma City. That is where she met her husband James Leo Richardson. The couple married on January 13, 1950 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.
Beverly was a true Proverbs 31 woman. She was a wonderful cook, seamstress, homemaker and investor. She loved her three children dearly and taught them to love the Lord and maintain high character values.
In 1958 the family moved from Oklahoma City to Pauls Valley. Beverly was a den mother for her sons' scout troop. She worked many years for the City of Pauls Valley as a clerk in the water department. She moved on from there to be the administrative assistant to Jack Hart in his investment business.
Her retirement years were spent making hundreds of crochet items and especially tiny hats for neonatal intensive care patients. She spent the last three months in Okmulgee at the Baptist Village.
Preceding Beverly in death were her parents, maternal grandmother who raised her, Georgia Annler, and her two brothers, Laurence Briggs and Walter Lee Briggs Jr.
Beverly is survived by her husband Leo of Pauls Valley; a daughter, Anna Lenora Volz and husband Gary of Okmulgee, Okla.; two sons - James Duward Richardson and wife Claudia of Elizabethtown, KY, and Timothy Leo Richardson and wife Connie of Pauls Valley, Okla.
She is also survived by 10 grandchildren, 20 great grandchildren, 6 great great grandsons, her Uncle Carl Briggs and many nieces and nephews. A very dear friend that she considered her "sister" is Hazel McGregor.
Visitation and viewing will be Friday, January 19, 2017 from 10 a.m. to noon and service will be held 1 p.m. Friday, January 19, 2018, both at Valley Christian Church, 2001 S. Walnut Street, in Pauls Valley, Okla. Interment will follow at Mr. Olivet Cemetery in Pauls Valley, Okla.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to A Vow Hospice, 2400 N Hemlock, Broken Arrow, OK 74012.
Arrangements are entrusted to Schaudt's-Okmulgee Funeral Service and Cremation Care Center. Family and friends may share memories or condolences to the family, online at www.schaudtfuneralservice.com.
Published on January 16, 2018
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