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Angie Richardson

Angie Richardson

Nov 6, 1939 - Feb 25, 2024

Andrea (Angie) May Richardson - Angie Richardson passed away peacefully on February 25, 2024, having had, as she stated in the days before she passed, "a good life with many blessings." A memorial service will be held March 9th at 10:00 am at the Riverton United Methodist Church.


She was born in Douglas, Wyoming, on November 6, 1939, to Joe and Ida May Carmin. She was ranch-raised and shared several fond memories of growing up as a country kid with her two brothers, Joe & Jim. These memories include sharing the warmth of the woodstove she slept next to with a newborn calf, a wild ride on a runaway pony with her brother Joe, and the joy she experienced attending the one-room, K-8 schoolhouse just down the road from their home. About the time she graduated from the 8th grade, her parents bought an adjoining ranch and moved their family into its newly remodeled house. This is the first time she had lived in a home with indoor plumbing! She attended high school in Douglas, where she enjoyed making friends with the girls in town and singing in the high school choir. She became an active member of Job's Daughters and 4-H.


Angie completed two years of study toward a degree in Elementary Education at the University of Wyoming. She married Bruce Richardson on September 6, 1956. After Bruce graduated from college, they set off to build a life together and start a family. Angie became a ranch wife and mother of three, as she and Bruce navigated their way through a variety of employment opportunities throughout the next few years. In 1974 , they bought a ranch near Shoshoni, Wyoming, to raise sheep. Angie was quickly thrust into the position of school bus driver for the North Portal route, west of Shoshoni. She also worked as a substitute teacher, which made for some long days, as it was an hour's bus drive between home and school. While substitute teaching, she kept up on the required classes to keep her teaching certificate up-to-date. These classes counted as college credits, and thirty years after she first started her quest to become a teacher, she earned her degree and made it official! In 1989, she started her first teaching job at St. Stephens Indian School, where she enjoyed both families and staff.


In 1997, Bruce and Angie moved to a ranch on Gooseberry Creek, near Worland, Wyoming, to raise cattle with their son, Barry, and his family. In 2001, Angie took a teaching job at the Thermopolis Middle School to be closer to home. When she wasn't teaching, she was home enjoying ranch life and time spent with family, which is what she loved most in life. Angie retired in 2004, and moved to Riverton with Bruce after selling the ranch in 2007. Her family and friends have many fond memories of time spent with her enjoying 4-H projects together, fishing, playing games, planting flowers, and cooking up big meals for brandings each spring, just to name a few. She was a beautiful soul who will be missed by all who loved her.


Angie is survived by her husband, Bruce; son, Brett of Burlington, WY; son, Barry (Linda) of Hyattville, WY; and daughter, Lisa (Dave Price) of Powell, WY; grandchildren Kate, Alex, Jenna, Allison, and Annie; two great-grandchildren; brothers Joe (Bonnie) and Jim (Katie) Carmin; two nieces and a nephew.


Donations can be made in Angie's memory to the Wyoming Pioneer Association in Douglas, and/or to the United Methodist Church in Riverton.


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Services under the direction of Davis Funeral Home, Crematory, and Monuments.