Alice Ann Richardson, 54, lost her battle with cancer and passed away peacefully on March 22, 2013, surrounded by her family and friends.
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She was born June 14, 1958, in Pittsburgh, Pa. She grew up in Pittsburgh and graduated from Perry High School.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Christopher Michael Hosler and Alice Ann Devlin.
In 1976, Alice married Lester Leroy "Roy" Richardson Jr. Roy joined the U.S. Army and Alice became a devoted Army wife. Together they raised three children. Alice loved being a stay-at-home mom and did not enter the workforce until her children were older. She worked in retail, banking and the insurance industry.
Alice always surrounded herself with family. Her passion was her grandchildren. Her entire family shared holidays, birthdays and camping trips, but Alice's favorite time was dinner time when everyone sat together and shared their day.
Alice is survived by her husband, Lester Leroy Richardson Jr. and her children, Lester Leroy Richardson III, Sarah Ann Brown and Joshua Charles Richardson.
Alice also leaves behind, daughter-in-law, Dacia Richardson; son-in-law, Dewayne Brown; grandchildren, Jasmine Richardson, Eric Richardson, Marcus Brown, Dontae Brown, Tianna Brown, Lester Leroy Richardson IV and Natalie, Ryan, Brianna Yankovic; and extended family members, Nancy Yankovic and Angel Lund. She also leaves behind extensive family in Pennsylvania including her sisters, Lora Ayres and Cynthia Dawson; brothers, Christopher Hosler and Robert Hosler; and many nieces and nephews.
A visitation will be held from 5-8 p.m. Friday, March 29, 2013, and funeral services are at 10 a.m. Saturday, March 30, 2013, at Chapel of Chimes Funeral Home. Pastor Bruce Hamilton is officiating.
In lieu of flowers, the family would like donations sent in Alice's memory to J. Michael Carroll Cancer Treatment Center at www.fairbankshospitalfounda tion.com, or WTB (Warrior Transition Battalion) C.O. Marie Schoemaker, 1060 Gaffney Road, Fort Wainwright, AK 99703.
Arrangements were entrusted to Chapel of Chimes Funeral Home.
Published in Daily News-Miner on Mar. 27, 2013