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Paul RichardsonPaul Brent Richardson, of Safford, Arizona, passed away November 30, 2018, at the age of 70, after a courageous battle with cancer. Paul was born October 8, 1948 in Mesa, Arizona, to Anthon and Barbara Richardson, both of which have passed on. He is survived by his wife, Joyce Turley, his high school sweetheart, and by eight of their nine children. Their children are; April (deceased), Shera Wendorf, Jacob, Austin and Isaac Richardson, Mariesa Bingham, Lorena Hanchett, Jesa Mitchell and Tara Richardson. They have 27 grandchildren and 1 great-grandson. Paul attended Mesa High School and Mesa Community College where he excelled in football, wrestling, gymnastics, diving and choir. He served a mission in London, England, and had a lengthy career as a commercial refrigeration technician. He worked at EAC for 11 years as a plant engineer. He also served 10 years as a volunteer fireman in Thatcher, which he loved. One of his many talents was singing and playing his guitar for his family. He especially enjoyed hunting and fishing with his 5 brothers in Alaska. His siblings are; Gary, LeRoy (deceased), Garth, Russ, Clay, Wade, Becky Jo Zigler, Bonnie Young and Brookie McCleave. His loving, kind and gentle spirit endeared him to all he met. His unconditional love for others affected many lives. He was a man of integrity and had a devote love for his Savior, Jesus Christ. Funeral services for Paul will be conducted Saturday morning, December 8, 2018, at 11:00 a.m., at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Safford Stake Center by Bishop Mike Fox of the Safford Seventh Ward. Concluding services will follow in the Safford Cemetery. The family will receive friends Friday evening, December 7, 2018, from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m., at the Vining Funeral Home and Saturday morning from 10:00 a.m. until 10:45 a.m., at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Safford Stake Center Relief Society Room.
So sorry to hear of your loss. You are in my thoughts and prayers. Jeremy Williams
Jeremy Williams Dec 10 2018 12:00 AM
On behalf of the Gila Valley AZ Facilities Management office, I send our heartfelt condolences at this sad news. Brother Richardson went above and beyond in his service and calling as Safford Stake Physical Facilities Rep. He was such a help to us in taking care of the meetinghouses in Safford Stake. His humble and quiet service has been and will continue to be deeply missed.
Sarah Bryce Dec 3 2018 12:00 AM
Sorry for you loss the Richardson family my prayers be with you all
Katy Johnson Dec 3 2018 12:00 AM
Very sorry for your loss, sincere condolences.
Robert & Diane Allred Dec 1 2018 12:00 AM