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Violet Geneva Richardson

July 18, 1922 — March 2, 2022

Geneva “Nanny” Richardson passed peacefully at her home in Aztec, NM on March 2, 2022.

Nanny was born, Violet Geneva Furlong in Crosno, MO on July 18, 1922 to James Willard and Mary Thomas Furlong.

She was preceded in death by: her parents; her husband, Dobie Richardson; son, Kenneth Wayne Richardson; daughter, Patricia Ann Gabehart; brothers: Burl, JW, Bill, Edgar, Albert, Guy Furlong; and sisters: Lela Walker and baby girl Furlong; grandson: William “Dude” Gabehart.

She is survived by: sons: Bill, Terry and Raymond Richardson; sisters: Edna Switzer and Mary Alice Simpkins; 12 grandchildren, 26 great grandchildren and 10 great-great grandchildren.

Memorial services will be held at Timberline Church, Aztec, NM on Saturday March 19, 2022 at 10:00 AM. The services will be officiated by Assistant Pastor Scott Morrison.

Funeral Arrangements will be by Cope Memorial Chapel of Aztec, NM.

Nanny married her sweetheart, Edmond “Dobie” Richardson, on January 26, 1941 in Wyatt, MO. They raised 5 children and were best friends and partners until his passing in 1985.

She was an independent, Christian woman whose faith gave her the strength to live life on her terms until shortly before her passing.

After the passing of her beloved husband, she started driving again after many years of not driving and continued to drive herself until 6 months before her death. Her pride of independence shows in her collection of a lifetime of driver’s licenses.

She was “Nanny” to anyone who needed a “Nanny.” She loved playing cards and relished her weekly card games with her friends.

She loved cooking for family and friends who considered her mac-n-cheese, biscuits, and gravy the best in the land.

Her greatest joy in life was her grandchildren, great grandchildren and great-great grandchildren and she was happiest when she was surrounded by them. They are her legacy and a great source of pride to her.

Her life was filled with many great friends and neighbors who all took care of one another.

As time continues to pass, we will find ourselves without you but the ongoing impact on our lives cannot be forgotten as your memory continues to walk beside us. You will always be in our hearts because there you are still alive. Death is not the end, but just “to-be-continued” until we meet again.

In lieu of flowers, it is requested that donations be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

To order memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of Violet Geneva Richardson, please visit our flower store.

Service Schedule

Past Services

Funeral Service

Saturday, March 19, 2022

10:00am - 7:00 pm (Mountain time)

Timberline Church (Aztec)

311 Ruins Road, Aztec, NM 87410

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