LANCE M. RICHARDSON
IDAHO FALLS, ID -- Lance Melvin Richardson, 42, of Idaho
Falls, died March 24, 2004, at Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center.
He was born June 21, 1961, in Idaho Falls, Idaho, to
Melvin Mark Richardson and Dixie Joyce Gordon Richardson. He attended
Hillview Elementary, Ammon Middle School, and Bonneville Jr. High and
High School in Idaho Falls, where he was awarded the All State and All
American Awards in High School Football. He attended Ricks College in
Rexburg, Idaho, then served a mission in Helsinki, Finland.
He married Jozet Miller May 5, 1983, in the Idaho Falls
LDS Temple. He was co-host for the national radio show, “Probing
America,” and the local talk show, “Probing the West.”
He served as President of American Family Institute, was an author of
many books, and was well-known for his public speaking. He chaired the
“Holli Fund” which benefitted individuals with catastrophic
health problems, and sponsored the “Eagles Dare” youth program.
As an active member of The Church of Jesus Christ of
Latter-day Saints, he held many positions, including Seminary President
in High School. He served in the Elders’ Quorum Presidency, as Scout
leader, and Gospel Doctrine teacher.
His wife and seven children were his life. He loved coaching
football, wrestling, baseball, basketball and swimming. He also enjoyed
fishing, golf, historical research and writing, singing and composing
music, for which he earned many awards. He was an amateur magician and
sculptor, and was well known for his public speaking. He simply loved
Wife: Jozet Miller Richardson, Idaho Falls, ID
Parents: Mel and Dixie Richardson, Idaho Falls, ID
Son: Brock Lance Richardson, Idaho Falls, ID
Son: Jordan Joseph Richardson, Idaho Falls, ID
Son: Jared Melvin Richardson, Idaho Falls, ID
Son: Creed Elias Richardson, Idaho Falls, ID
Daughter: McKaye Joyce Richardson, Idaho Falls, ID
Son: Nathan Samuel Byron Richardson, Idaho Falls, ID
Son: Cael Mark Jason Richardson, Idaho Falls, ID
Brother: Mark (Teresa) Richardson, Idaho Falls, ID
Brother: Todd (Marci) Richardson, Clarkston, WA
Sister: Pam (Kirk) Sheppard, Shelley, ID
Sister: Kristi (Kim) Hall, Boise, ID
Grandmother: June Nelson Gordon, Brigham City, UT
Funeral Services will be at 12 Noon, Saturday, March
27, 2004, at the Idaho Falls LDS Lincoln Stake Center, 2545 Mesa, with
President Chad W. Dance, of the Idaho Falls Lincoln Stake, officiating.
The family will visit with friends on Friday from 6:30
to 8:00 p.m. at Wood East Side Chapel, 963 S. Ammon Road, and Saturday
from 10:00 to 11:45 a.m. at the church.
Burial will be in Ammon Cemetery under the direction
of Wood Funeral Home East Side.
This memorial provided by:
Wood Funeral Home