Following a rich life, Evelyn Esplin Richardson, age 97, died February 11, 1991 of causes incident to age.
Born February 21, 1893 in Orderville, Kane County, Utah Territory to Henry Webster and Kezia Ann Carroll Esplin. She grew up helping her parents and 11 brothers and sisters with the family farms and ranches in Long Valley and at North Fork. At 17, she attended Branch Agricultural College at Cedar City, graduating in 1913. She later graduated with honors from Utah State Agricultural College. She married Jacob Zebulon Richardson, on May 25, 1921. They moved to California and had two sons, later moving to Salt Lake City.She taught home economics at Long Valley and Granite High Schools. Evelyn was an active member of the LDS Church, serving in many capacities, including head of the Homemaking Department of the Church College of New Zealand.
Survived by son, Robert E. Richardson (Amy), Weston, Mass; sister, Lena Esplin Woodbury, Altadena, California; daughter-in-law, Susa Richardson Mower (D.V.), Holladay; grandchildren, Donald A. Richardson (Rakella), Salt Lake City; Robert E. Richardson Jr., Natick, Mass.; David Richardson, Westboro, Mass.; Brian Richardson (Garil), Stuttgart, Germany; Alan Richardson (Linda), Issasaquah, Washinton; James Richardson (Amanda), Provo; Steven and David Mower, Holladay; and 12 great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by her husband, Jacob; son, Jacob Jr. and a granddaughter, Amy Ann. Evelyn is deeply loved by family and friends and the loss of her passing is only tempered by the faith that she is reunited with family and awaits with joy those left behind.
Funeral services Thursday, February 14th, 11 am, at the Emerson Ward, 1053 East Emerson Avenue (1485 South), where friends may call one hour prior to the services. Interment, Salt Lake City Cemetery under direction of Larkin Mortuary.
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