Dorothy Kathleen Richardson died Sunday, Sept. 17, 2005 in Vancouver, Wash.

Mrs. Richardson was born May 11, 1922 to Harry and Mary Krieger.

A 66-year Clark County resident, she worked as a homemaker before becoming a secretary for numerous libraries and at Clark College. She was a member of St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church in Camas, Wash.

Family members said she enjoyed fine arts, camping, gardening, decorating, family genealogy, her rose bushes and took great pride in her home and yard.

She is survived by her husband of 66 years, Lewis Richardson Sr., who resides at their home.

She is also survived by a son and daughter-in-law, Lewis Jr.and Sue Richardson of Astoria; two sisters, Rita Bishop of Lancaster, Pa., and Mary Beth Krieger of Auburn, Calif.; two granddaughters, Charlotte Richardson and Celeste Peterson of Astoria; two great-granddaughters, Cala and Nana Peterson of Astoria, and numerous nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by two brothers, Conrad Krieger in 1992, and Wes Krieger in 2005.

A vigil service will be held at 6 p.m. Thursday and a Funeral Mass will be at 10 a.m. Friday at St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church in Camas.

Private interment will take place at the Camas Cemetery.

The family has requested that all memorials in Mrs. Richardson's name be sent to the American Cancer Society, 330 S.W. Curry St., Portland, OR 97239.

Brown's Funeral Home in Camas is in charge of arrangements. To send condolences or to sign the online guest book, visit


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