Kathleen (Kay) Marie Richardson: 1949-2022


Kathleen (Kay) Marie Richardson, 73, born June 18, 1949 to Rudolph and Elizabeth Kaech at St. Helen’s Hospital in Chehalis, WA, passed to her eternal home after a four year battle with cancer September 1, 2022.

Kay graduated from Mossyrock High School in 1967. She later married Dennis (Pete) Richardson May 25, 1984 and they were blessed with three sons, Eric (36), Patrick (35) and Wayne (32). She so enjoyed watching Eric raise and show cattle, Patrick compete in Swiss Wrestling and traveling across the USA with Wayne. 

She loved her large family and is survived by her husband of 38 years, Dennis (Pete) and her 3 sons, brothers George (Mary) Kaech, Bob (Maxine) Kaech, sisters Betty (Frank) Werner, and Pat (Joe) Muller, 22 nieces and nephews, and many grandnieces and nephews.

Kay was an active member of St. Joseph Catholic Church, Lewis Pacific Swiss Society, Tacoma Swiss Ladies Society, American Legion and the Fraternal Order of the Eagles. She retired from the Adna School Lunch Program after 19 years. Dear to her heart was her Swiss Heritage.  Over the years she enjoyed attending as many Schwingfests as she could to watch Swiss wrestling and attend the dances.

On September 14, 2022, there will be a Vigil and Rosary held at St. Joseph church at 7:00 pm.  The Funeral Mass will be held at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Chehalis on September 15, 2022 at 11:00 am with graveside services at Claquato Cemetery immediately after Mass. Reception to follow at Chehalis Eagles.

In lieu of flowers, donations to the Lewis Pacific Swiss Society or Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center in her honor would be kindly appreciated.

Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.sticklinsfuneralchapel.com for the Richardson family.