Lillian Mae Williams Richardson Lillian Mae Williams Richardson, beloved wife of Vernon W. Richardson (deceased) and a beloved mother, grandmother and great- grandmother left this earth to be with Jesus in the early morning of January 27, 2015. Lillian had recently celebrated her 94th birthday. Her sisters Betty and Mary, and her brother George preceded Lillian in death. Lillian is survived by her children Jim Richardson of Oro Valley, AZ and Ron Richardson of Plano, TX, her grandchildren Matthew Richardson and Sarah Richardson Hubbard, along with her great grandchildren Joe, Noah and Matt Richardson and Ellie and Will Hubbard. Lillian was born in Silver City, New Mexico on January 18, 1921. She lived her early years in Buffalo, New York and spent the rest of her childhood in La Grange Illinois. She graduated from Lyons Township High School, junior college and Greg Business College of Chicago. Lillian and Vernon met in La Grange and married in San Francisco in March 1942 just days before Vernon left on an Army troop ship for the South Pacific to fight in WW II. Vernon returned from the war in 1944, after which they raised their family in La Grange. Lillian and Vern were married for 64 years. Lillian was a good daughter, a great sister and aunt, a trustworthy friend, a faithful, loving wife and a loving, supportive mother. Lillian was also a Godly woman who loved Jesus and was loyal to Him her whole life. She started each day by rising early to read the Bible, pray and go through a devotional with Vernon. On her bedside table, Lillian kept a 3x5 index card that contained two prayers that she said each day, one in the evening and one in the morning: Before I Go To Sleep Good night, Lord Jesus. I love you. I'll see you in the morning, either here or there (Heaven). When I Awake Good morning, Lord. I love you. I see we have another day together. Help me to do what you want me to do, So I can glorify your name. Lillian worked for 10 1/2 years as secretary in the Board of Education office of School District 102 in La Grange Park. She also volunteered at Community Memorial Hospital in La Grange. Vernon worked as an international sales person with the Signode Steel Strapping Corporation, and often traveled to Central and South America, sometimes for weeks at a time. During these times Lillian maintained the household and took care of Jim and Ron. Lillian, Vern and their family moved to Sweden in the fall of 1957 when Vernon was transferred to Sweden so he could be the regional sales manager for Signode. Lillian lived with her family in Sweden until 1960, when they returned home to Western Springs, Illinois. In the middle of that three-year period, Lillian flew back to La Grange so she could be with her mother, who was dying of cancer. This was before jet planes, so she made the round trip on propeller airplanes. Lillian and Vernon retired to Hot Springs Village, Arkansas in the mid 1970's, where they lived until 1989. Lillian was a member of the HSV Women's Club Number One and the HSV United Methodist Church. She was a past president of the HSV United Methodist Women. Lillian also was a member of the HSV Republican Women's Club and the HSV Lions Club. She also played golf with the HSV Women's Golf Association 9 Holers. In 1989 Lillian and Vernon moved to Sunland Village East in Mesa, AZ, where they lived until Vernon's death in August 2006. Lillian loved playing golf with the ladies in Sunland Village East. She also worked part time as a SVE sales associate, showing condominiums to prospective buyers. Lillian was a member of the Church of the Master Presbyterian Church in Mesa, AZ, where she served on the prayer chain. Lillian and Vernon led an active social life that included playing in several Bridge groups, cooking for potlucks and for those who were ill. Knitting and sending cards were life long hobbies for Lillian. She supplied the family with sweater vests, baby blankets, baby clothes, dishcloths and afghans. Also, she loved to send and receive cards (Hallmark, of course!), keeping in touch with family and friends across the country. Lillian moved to Mountain View Retirement Village in Tucson, AZ in August 2007 to be close to her son Jim. She lived at Mountain View Retirement Village until shortly before her death. Lillian was affectionately known to her family as "GG", which stood for Great Grandmother. We are glad that GG is with Jesus and Vernon in Heaven, but we will miss her here on earth. GG, we love you.