Greenwood Memory Lawn Mortuary & Cemetery

719 North 27th Ave, Phoenix, AZ


Dorothy Ann Richardson

22 March, 193328 November, 2019

Dorothy Richardson, 86, of Phoenix passed away on Thanksgiving morning, November 28th, 2019 at her home in Peoria, Arizona, surrounded by love.

Dorothy was born in Phoenix on March 22, 1933 to Mamie and Clarence Perkins. She was the youngest of 6 children and is preceded in death by her husband, her 5 older siblings and her parents.

Dorothy married the love of her life, Bob, on April 20, 1953 and they went on to have 6 children.

As a military family they moved around, living in Virginia, Colorado, France, and Kansas but ultimately retired back home to Phoenix in 1968. She was married for 53 years when her husband Bob passed in 2006.

Among the things that made her happiest were her family, the Arizona Diamondbacks, the latest technology, Amazon, casinos, Mexican food, music, Bud Light, and spending time with her best friend of 73 years, Rose.

She had a gift of making strangers feel like friends and friends feel like family.

She is survived by her sons, Tom, Mike and Brian, her daughters, Barbara, Susan, and Debbie, her kids-in-law, Chuck, Shari, Maureen, Griff, and Miguel, her grandson Chuck and wife Alicia, her step-grandkids Clint, Andy, Carissa, Clint, Camryn, and MacKenzie, her great grandson Charlie, her great granddaughter Quinn, and many step-great grandchildren. She loved them all dearly.

Memorial Services will be held on Friday, December 6, 2019 at 11:00 am at Greenwood Memory Lawn Mortuary, 719 N. 27th Ave., Phoenix, AZ.


  • Memorial Service Friday, 6 December , 2019


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Helen Helwig

4 December 2019

Always a warm smile. Sorry for your loss.

Jamie Howell

4 December 2019

Susan and Brian are dear friends. I miss you both.

I am truly sorry for your loss. I would like to offer you and your family my most sincere condolences. My heart goes out to all of you.

Tina Mickle

3 December 2019

When I first met the Bob and Dorothy it was on Christmas while dating their step-grandson. They were both so accepting and engulfed me with the most genuine and sincere hugs. They made me and my son feel so welcome. No matter how long it had been between visits Dorothy would always make me feel so loved. She was a person that made every effort to make you feel comfortable and important. I will miss her smile, those great hugs and those baseball games.

Terry Kaplan (Rose)

1 December 2019

Susan and Brian are dear, sweet friends from childhood.
We all loved the Richardson family, and their joy-filled home.
God Bless Mother Dorothy, and prayers to the whole family.
We love you.