Ann Elise Richardson
November 18, 1934 – June 10, 2021
Ann Richardson was born on November 18, 1934, to Conrad and Mildred Nelson in the original Greeley Hospital on 8th Avenue and 16th Street. She was very proud of her Swedish heritage and considered herself one of the last old Swedes at Immanuel Lutheran Church. Ann passed away on June 10, 2021. She grew up on various farms around Weld County, CO. She learned to drive in her father’s beet fields. She was too small to reach the brake and clutch, so her father would turn the truck around at the end of each row and get it started back the other direction. She learned to milk cows at an early age and never lost her love for all kinds of cows.
Ann never meet a stranger. She would stop people on the street and strike up a conversation, always wanting to know the origin of their names. When we were growing up, Mom was the second Mother to many friends in the neighborhood.
Ann graduated from Colorado State College (UNC) as a Sorority sister of Alpha Sigma Tau.
Ann is survived by her very close friend Jim Thomason; her two children David Richardson (Diana) of Littleton, CO, and Mary Rockstad (Tom) of Castle Rock, CO. Godmother to Kimberly Reynders and Michelle Thomson; six grandchildren plus five more on the Thomason side. Between them, Ann and Jim, they have 25 great grandchildren.
Ann is preceded by her loving husband Philip Richardson; daughter Lisa Richardson; and son James Richardson.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Immanuel Lutheran Church or your local food bank in care of Allnutt Funeral Service, Macy Chapel, 6521 W. 20th Street Greeley, CO 80634.
Services will be held at Immanuel Lutheran Church, 1865 14th Ave Greeley, CO 80631 July 2, 2021, at 2:00pm. If you are unable to attend the link to view the service is www.immanlutheran.org.
To share memories and condolences please visit Allnuttgreeley.com.
- Immanuel Lutheran Church
- Any Local Food Bank
Friday, July 2, 2021
Ann Elise Richardson
June 29, 2021
So sorry for your loss.
June 28, 2021
Ann and Jim came into the Mad Cow when I worked there about once a week and were always a pleasure to see and talk to. I always loved seeing Ann's smiling face and she could not have been a more beautiful soul.
They don't know this but they came in together the day after my grandmother passed and it was exactly what my heart needed. My condolences to Ann and Jim's families. She will be missed.