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DeEtta Eliece Richardson


DeEtta Eliece Richardson, 89, a former Green River resident, died March 11, 2016 at Washakie Medical Center in Worland.

DeEtta was born on Aug. 23, 1926 in Brook, Ind., a daughter of Calie E. and Bessie May (Dutton) Stutesman.

As a young woman she moved to Long Beach, Calif. with her family. It was here that she received her education, and also met Roy Richardson. They were married on Aug.31, 1944 which was 12 days before he was sent overseas to serve his country during World War II.

After the war the family moved to Manila, Utah, where they raised their 11 children. The family moved to Green River in 1960.

After Roy retired, the couple relocated to St. George, Utah where DeEtta volunteered as a Pink Lady at the St. George Hospital. She moved to Basin in 2008.

DeEtta loved to read, travel, hunt and fish. She loved camping and cooking for her family whether at home, over a campfire, canning or making candy for special occasions. She also enjoyed crafts, especially painting on different medium such as old saw blades.

She was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, where she served in Primary and Relief Society or wherever she was asked.   

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, Roy, one son Johnnie, her brother Wayne Stutesman and her sister Mary Jane Reese.

Survivors include her children Edward (Paula) of Kanab, Utah, Sherry (Kaylin) of Roy, Utah, Linda of Magnum, Utah, David (Valerie) of Riverton, Irwin (Cindy) of Kemmerer, Monte (Debbie) of Lander, James (Irene) of Evanston, Melvin (Else) of Hayden, Colo., Kelly of Rock Springs, and Paul (Janice) of Basin; DeEtta’s sister Joyce Winkleman; 32 grandchildren; 31 great-grandchildren and 3 great-great grandchildren. 

Graveside services will take place 1 p.m. Saturday at the cemetery in Manila, Utah. Online condolences may be made at 

Bryant Funeral Home in Worland is assisting with arrangements.


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