Gwen Richardson, age 85, passed away peacefully on April 6, 2019 at her home in WinterGreen in Hudson, WI. Gwen was born on December 12, 1933 in Eau Galle, WI to G. Vaughn and Helen (Fuhrman) Welch. Growing up, Gwen spent most summers living and working on the family resort, Welch’s Point, on Lake Eau Galle. On September 24, 1955, Gwen married Robert “Bob” Richardson in Eau Galle, Wisconsin. In the early years of their marriage, they moved west to Montana in July of 1960, living in Plentywood, Chinook, Bozeman and eventually settling in Belgrade, where they raised their four children. Once all of the children were in school, Gwen worked as a library assistant in the Belgrade elementary schools until they both retired in 1994. In October of 2005 they moved back home to Wisconsin. Gwen loved everything musical and enjoyed singing, theater, square dancing, baking, travelling, quilting, volunteering, church activities, bible study and lots of reading. Wherever she went, a book was always to be found somewhere nearby. Her real pride and joy was her family, and being with them was what was truly important to her.
Gwen will be remembered with love by her husband Bob; children Elaine (Bill) McClure, Brent (Jill) Richardson, Camille (Peter) Vogt and Shauna Richardson; grandchildren Hannah, Brij, Rebecca (Michael), Emily, Elizabeth, Joshua, Charis, Eliana, Abraham and Mattea; siblings Betty Tsao and Duane “Butch” (Lila) Welch; sister- in-laws Geraldine Elftman, Nodra Richardson, Wanda Vredenbregt, Mary (Bill) Nelson and Linda Richardson.
She is preceded in death by her parents and brothers-in-laws Peter Tsao, Charles Elftman and Terry Richardson.
A Celebration of Life will be held for Gwen in Hudson at First Baptist Church on Tuesday, April 9th, 2019 at 11:00 am. Gwen will be buried at Clear View Cemetery, near her childhood home in Eau Galle, WI at a later date. In lieu of flowers please make donations to Lakeview Hospice, 1715 Tower Dr. W, Stillwater, MN 55082.
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