Mrs. Richeson was my second grade teacher at St. James. My parents would drop me off at the grocery in Battle Ground where Mrs. Richeson would pick me up and take me and another classmate to school.
I remember her fondly as a much-loved teacher and a very kind and patient soul.
Julia von Arb
Todd,Cole and Kurt,
My thoughts are with you during this difficult time. Your Mother was a great lady and always so thoughtful! She will be missed by many.
Gina Runk Schultz
Mrs Richeson was one of the hardest teachers that I had even through high school. However, she was also a teacher who would read the silly plays that I wrote. She knew how much I loved to read and encouraged that whenever she could. She even let me bring home library books to read.
When I was in high school I nominated her for Who's Who and some how she found out. She called me and was so excited! She couldn't believe that I would nominate her. I knew even then that she had taught me so much more than English.
I still think of her once in a while and remember her introducing me to Anne of Green Gables. She brought in a VHS copy of the movie and it became one of my all time favorite book series.
Because of all of this I wanted to take a few minutes to say thank you. So - Thank You, Mrs Richeson.
Elynor Yvonne Richeson was my 4th grade teacher, religion teacher, English teacher, high school and college adviser, college math tutor, cook, maid and comforter in difficult times. She was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother and teacher.
She was my Mom. She loved her husband, her 5 boys, her daughter in laws and grandchildren so very very much. We will all miss her greatly, but know we will see her again. Praise be to God. Thanks to all of you who shared your memories with our family either at her visitation or online. It is comforting to know she was so well thought of. God's blessings to you all.
I am sadden by the pasting of Mrs. Richeson hardest teacher I ever had. She also the best teacher I ever had. I remember turning homework and her giving it back, saying redo it. because I wrote it sloppy, or I had put my name on it.
She taught us so much more than school work. Once I was sent home because I had a rip in my pants (do to a bicycle wreck) . Looking back I was the lucky one to have her teaching me.
I am sure she would have me redo this paper too
A former student, Lanty Mills
I can say that only a few teachers stand out in my mind as truly caring. Mrs Richeson was one of them. At the time, I'm sure I likely used the term "scary". Looking back, the time she took with me and the patience she showed me, means so much. She demanded much but it was for our own good. I am sorry for your loss. I know she will be greatly missed.
So sorry for your loss, God Bless you and all of your family.
They say that every person has that one teacher that made a difference in their life, and Mrs Richeson was that teacher for me. I still cherish several books I received from her as rewards for good schoolwork. My love of reading as an adult stems from her guidance of me as a child.
Judy and I are very sorry about the loss of your mother. You and your family will be in our prayers as you work through this difficult time.
Mike and Judy Funk
Dear Gordon, Mark, Todd, Dirk, Cole,
Kurt and the whole Richeson family, It was with great sadness that we saw the passing away of Elynor. She was a fine lady and was always nice to me, even when there were times maybe Dirk and I were being foolish. The world was a better place with her in it and she will be missed. Our deepest sympathies to all of you. You are in our thoughts and prayers.
Randy and Susan Gerhart
To the Richson family, We are very sorry for your loss. We want to send our sympathy to you. We are unable to get to the viewing tonight because of other commitments but our thoughts and prayers are with you. God Bless you all. Hugh and Agnes Galema
My friend Dirk and your family, please know that you are lifted up in prayer for comfort, peace, and joy. I didn't know Mom but see her smile in her Grandchildren and know that she must be quite an inspiration to you and others. I'm guessing she also has quite a sense of humor! God's peace to you. Your friend, Tom.
My prayers and sympathy to the entire family. She was a great teacher!
Was a very good teacher!! Enjoyed her smile so very much!
To the Richeson family. We are so very sorry for your loss. Your family is in our thoughts and prayers. May God give you comfort and strength at this time. Larry, Charlotte, and Nisha Melady
One of the best teachers I ever had.
Every child should have a "Mrs. Richeson" for a teacher. So grateful and blessed my children were her students. She was an incredible teacher with a heart of gold. My sympathy to all of you. God bless.
So sorry to learn of Elynor's passing. I was at St. James Church and school for several years, as Music Director and teaching music in the school. Both my girls had Elynor as teachers. I admired her very much.
Dorothy Ann (Knop)Tari
Elynor was a special friend and a great mentor to me as a young, rather new teacher when I joined the faculty at St. James in 1970. Stu and I have many wonderful memories of fun times with the Richeson family while we lived in Lafayette. We know that Ely is with Jesus, and we will see her again. Praise God for her faithfulness and her willingness to share the Gospel with all her students.
To Mrs. Richeson's family: may God comfort you during this time and give you His peace! Mrs. Richeson was my toughest teacher and, yes, I came back often to thank her for that. May you, as well, hold many warm memories!
She was a very strict teacher but was one i remember the most. She will truely be missed and know her "power of teaching" will always live on thru her students that went on to be teachers. Gods Blessings..
Mrs. Richeson was an unforgettable teacher. We respected her greatly and reminisce about her often. My favorite memories are of her reading a chapter to us after lunch, of her demanding our best work and best handwriting, of her keeping us all from getting too "rowdy," and of her occasional relaxation of the rules in order to show us Amahl and the Night Visitors or to let us decorate the classroom windows with Christmas carolers. Blessings to you in this time.
So sorry to hear of the death of Mrs. Richeson. She was my teacher for both 3rd and 5th grades.In later years, she always had a great smile and a great memory. Condolences to the family.
Elynor was a kind and gracious lady and our good neighbor. We will miss her sweet smile.
As a new teacher many years ago, I was able to glean much wisdom from Elynor. I am thankful that my children had her as a teacher and thankful that she was a cherished colleague .
So sorry to hear of my cousin Elynor's
passing. Miss the family reunions and
catching up with all the cousins. My
deep symtpathy to Gordon and rest of the family.
Our four daughters all had Mrs. Richardson for a teacher at St James Lutheran School and they all loved her. She will be sadly missed by all who knew her. Ron and Tonda McClure
Mrs. Richeson will always be remembered as my favorite six grade teacher. Thank Mrs. Richeson, Will miss you!!!!
She will be remembered as my favorite six grade teacher. Thank you Mrs. Richeson, will miss you!!!!
So sorry for you loss from the entire Lee Family! I and my 4 children had her teach us at St. James, was fond of her even though she was strict, but I know she wanted us all to be the best that we could be. Will miss her great smile. Love to the whole family during this difficult time.
I was fortunate to have Mrs. Richeson as my teacher at St. James. English was my favorite class and it was in no small part due to her. My prayers are with the Richeson family.
I had Mrs. Richeson when I went to St. James. She was a tough teacher but I learned ALOT from her. She was a wonderful woman! I was saddened to hear of her passing. My thoughts and prayers are with your family during this difficult time.