Genevieve Linnens Richardson of Elkins Lake, Huntsville, Tx., passed away suddenly on Oct. 29, 2012. A memorial service was held at the First Christian Church in Huntsville on Nov. 2, 2012. Genny was born September 19, 1934, in Sour Lake, Tx. to Estil Mace and Lois Stafford Linnens. She is survived by her husband of 52 years, Roland Richardson of Elkins Lake; son, Mike Richardson and wife, Donna of Friendswood; son, Casey Richardson and partner, Jaime Constancio of Houston; daughter, Tammy Cooney and husband, Richard of Kingwood; 5 grandchildren; and 2 great grandsons. Also surviving are sister, Charlotte Linnens Dezelle and husband, J. Kent of Beaumont; cousin, George Anderson of Beaumont; nephews, Bryan DeCordova and wife, Bee of Austin; Mark DeCordova and wife, Kristie of Jasper. Genny grew up in Beaumont, graduated from Beaumont High School in 1953, and attended Southwestern University in Georgetown, Tx. She was a member of Phi Mu sorority. Prior to finally settling in Huntsville, after retirement, Genny and Roland made their home in Beaumont, Houston, Port Harcourt, Nigeria; Denver, Co.; and London, England. They spent their final years before retirement in Houston and Genny retired after 16 years service as Administrative Manager to the President for Santa Fe Resources in Houston. She was a member of First Christian Church in Huntsville, Elkins Lake Country Club, Huntsville Newcomers, and Elkins Lake Women's Golf Club. She loved playing bridge, poker, dominos, and any board or card game with family and friends. Some of her fondest memories were of the many trips, through out the world, she and Roland enjoyed. She made life long friends wherever she went and will truly be missed all over the world.
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Published in The Beaumont Enterprise on Nov. 6, 2012