Kern River Family Mortuary - Bakersfield
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Bakersfield, CA 93308

Claude (Rich) Richardson

1927 - 2013 Obituary Condolences
Claude (Rich) Richardson 7/21/1927 - 7/24/2013 Claude (Rich) Richardson, 86, of Bakersfield, was born in Thurmont, Maryland and raised by his maternal grandparents. Rich was a veteran serving in the Army during WW II, the Korean and Vietnam Wars. He was a resident of Bakersfield for 36 years working in security for Mervyn's department store and in his later years was the greeter at Walmart. Everyone who ever met Rich loved his humorous personality and his quiet gentle demeanor. He loved his family and especially his grandchildren and great grandchildren. Preceding him in death is his wife of 35 years Clara Marie Richardson and his father Claude H. Richardson. He is survived by three daughters Marina Crumley (Chris), Liz Martfeld, Reni Melvin (Kevin), grandchildren Jenni Davis (Mike), Chris McNabb (Jennifer), Mathew Crumley, Daniel Martfeld (Jeanne), Christine Nay (Jonathan), and great grandchildren Dmitri, Makenna, Lexi, Hayden, Lily, Luke, Gavin and Catherine. Committal Service - with Full Military Honors, is scheduled for 1:15 p.m. Monday August 19, 2013 at Bakersfield National Cemetery 30338 East Bear Mountain Blvd. Arvin, CA. Arrangements entrusted to Kern River Family Mortuary. www.bakersfield.com/obits
Published in Bakersfield Californian on Aug. 16, 2013
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