Gerry Richardson

gerry richardson
The church is live streaming Gerry's memorial service today. Her service can be viewed by going to theie website at: Gerry's Live Streamed Prayer Service can be viewed below:
Gerry Richardson,79, passed away unexpectedly on May 8, 2022. Gerry Ethlynn Voorhees was born to Don and Helen Voorhees on June 11, 1942, in Buffalo, MN. She grew up in Hitchcock, SD, and graduated from Hitchcock High School in 1960. Gerry attended Dakota Wesleyan University in Mitchell, SD and graduated with a degree in secretarial science. After graduating, Gerry moved to Aberdeen and lived above a nightspot where she met the love of her life, Howard Richardson in 1963. They were married on February 21, 1964. They celebrated 58 years of marriage this February. Gerry and Howard had their 1st daughter, Sara in 1965 while living in Bath Corner, SD. They moved to Fargo in 1968 in one of the worst blizzards they had ever seen. Gerry, more commonly known as “Richie” worked at Fargo Rubber Stamp in the ribbon department for almost 25 years. After leaving FRS, she did home daycare for a few years and was blessed with many “bonus” grandkids. She then worked at Border States Electric until she finally retired in 2007. Gerry and Howard were blessed with 3 more children while living in Fargo- Sally in 1969, Sonya in 1971, and Scott in 1973. Along with her children, Gerry spent many nights working the back gate at the West Fargo and Glyndon racetracks while Howard raced. Gerry was most passionate about her children and grandchildren. She loved attending their school events, making them fudge, playing cards, and board games all night. They liked to try and trick her, but she loved to try and beat them. Gerry loved visiting with people and enjoying life. Gerry is survived by her husband, Howard and her 4 children-, Sara (Andy) Mack, of Buxton, ND, Sally Hamilton, of Fargo, ND, Sonya Kiehl, of Fargo, ND, son, Scott (Carla) Richardson, Pelican Rapids, MN; 8 grandchildren, Tony Mack, Spencer Mack, Danielle (Jamey) Glewwe, Tatiana (Joseph) Hackman, Caden Kiehl, Dustin Kiehl, Hannah Richardson, Cale Richardson; great-grandson, Cayson Mack; sisters, Susan Jacobson, of Bismarck, ND, Linda (Pete) Stach, of Hill City, SD, Ruth (Gary) Felderman, of Doland, SD; brother, Donald (Dana) Voorhees, Hill City, SD and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents- Helen Voorhees and Don Voorhees and sisters- Judy Buntrock and Donna Shelley. Visitation will be at 5:30 pm on Friday, May 13, 2022, at Boulger Funeral Home & Celebration of Life Center, in Fargo with prayer service following at 7:00 pm. Memorial Service: 10:00 am. Saturday, May 14, 2022, at Faith United Methodist Church, Fargo. Memorial donations can be made in Gerry's name to Faith United Methodist Church, where she was a member for over 50 years. Gerry's Video Tribute can be viewed below:

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  1. I am so sorry to hear of the loss of your mother. I am thinking of you. your friend. Percette Forbes

  2. Howard and family,
    It’s with great sorrow we are writing this little note. We were privileged to know and love Gerry. She always stopped and visited with us. You had a great wife, mother, grandmother.
    Now we just asked the Lord to grant you peace and comfort during this time and always.
    Blessings to you all.

  3. I am so very sorry for your loss . She was the kindest lady and always ready to ask about my family my heart goes out to all of you .

  4. I will greatly miss Gerry! She was a good person! Loved visiting with her at church and on the phone.

  5. Howard and Family – I am so glad I had the opportunity to stop by and visit with you and Gerry last year during my travels. It was such a blessing. Gerry and I shared some fond memories of life on the Richardson Farm during the Fourth of July Celebrations. She is missed. Much Respect and God Bless Always.

  6. Howard and Family,
    Our condolences to the entire Richardson family. Cherish all the wonderful memories made over the years.

  7. So sorry for your entire family, Sonya. I “worked” with Richie doing fair ribbons and the race track when I briefly worked for RRVF Assn. Always so cheerful! Enjoyed visiting with her at the races.

  8. So sorry to hear of Gerry’s passing. I loved working and visiting with her during our time working the back gate at West Fargo. She had a great sense of humor and was so kind.

  9. My thoughts and prayers go out to Gerry’s family for their sudden loss. Sincerely Jake & Murl.

  10. Scott and Carla and Family: So very sorry for your loss. I have known your parents off and on for years. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

  11. My condolences to the Richardson family!
    Gerry was a special lady. My fondest memory of Gerry is her laugh. I babysat all the kids. One of the gifts Gerry gave me was a Christmas tree 🎄 she made in ceramics. The tree with the tiny colored lights. The bulb goes in the bottom to light it all up. I was 14. At the time I didn’t know what to do with it. 58 years later that tree is my favorite Christmas decoration. Thank you for the memories Gerry! I love you!. You are missed

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