Mary Lou Richardson
Born: 11/23/1941, Claremore, Oklahoma
Mary Lou was born November 23, 1941 to Emma Katrina and Kenneth Hal Gregg in Claremore, Oklahoma where she lived for the longest consecutive years (6) of her youth. She lived in more than 2 dozen communities across the United States as a child moving with her fatherís jobs and ministry, and following Buddy in seismograph and road construction jobs. She graduated from Carlsbad High in Carlsbad, New Mexico in 1960, with many of her and Buddyís life long friends.
On December 31, 1960 Mary Lou and Buddy Richardson were married by her Southern Baptist Pastor, who happened to be her father, Kenneth Gregg. They had 51 years of sharing their life together moving with 1 to 3 children for 27 years with the HE Lowdermilk crew, with most of it following the construction of I 70 from Pueblo, CO to the end at Fremont Jct. in Utah. In the middle of this stretch they decided to stay in Green River, Utah and let the children finish school there. That last move lasted 44 years and this is where Mary Lou acquired many life long friends through her kidsí school functions, long time fellowship at Green River Bible Church and through her involvement with the local Epsilon Sigma Alpha, and the Green River Jeep Posse.
Mary Lou immensely enjoyed spending time with her family, whether for holidays or anytime they got together and will be greatly missed by her siblings, children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and a multitude of friends. She was an amazing mom to her kids and others as well. She never met anyone that she didnít consider a friend. She embraced life with an abundance of love and kindness, always there for anyone that needed it. Iím sure she made her parents proud!!
She is survived by her sisters Barbara (Bob) Crawford of Pueblo, CO, and Susie Perrin of Colorado Springs, CO; her children Vicki Dinkins of Green River, UT, Pam (Clay) Palfreyman of Springville, UT, Gregg (Tera Lee) Richardson of Vernal, UT; grandchildren Stephanie, Chad, Rosemary, Lincoln, CR, Samantha, Emmy, Mikki, Raynee, and Riley; great-grandchildren Karver, Austin, Hunter, Lily, Aaron, Jon, Katy, and Ryland.
Mary Lou was preceded in death by her parents Kennth and Emma Gregg, oldest brother Jimmy Gregg and younger brother Kenny Gregg, a grandson Tracy Palfreyman, a son-in-law Steven Dinkins, and on Febuary 29, 2012 her husband of 51 years Buddy Richardson.
A Memorial Service will be held Friday June 14, 2013 at 1:00 pm at the Green River Bible Church.
Tributes6/18/2013 - I only knew Mary Lou for 4 months and what an impact she made on my life. We talked about how awesome God is, what a wonderful man Buddy was (I never met him, but she made me feel as if I did) and how important it is to never take loved ones for granted. Such a sweet soul. I will truly miss this wonderful lady. - Linda Barnes
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