Martha V. Richardson

Martha V. Richardson

December 19, 1931 - July 08, 2021
Dana Point California

Martha V. Richardson

December 19, 1931 - July 08, 2021
Dana Point California


Martha V. Richardson

Martha V. Richardson died Thursday, July 8, 2021, in Mission Viejo, California. She was born in Lewistown, Montana to Alfred Thomas and Louise Orcutt Van Camp on December 19, 1931.  She spent her early years on the family ranch in Montana and later graduated from the University of Oregon in 1953.

She worked as a social worker in Portland, Oregon, until she married Joel Lawrence Richardson on January 19,1957. They made their home in Salem, Oregon and raised three daughters.

Martha devoted her time to family, church and volunteer work. She was a member of First Presbyterian Church in Salem, Oregon and later Laguna Niguel Presbyterian Church where she served in numerous roles. She enjoyed time with her grandchildren, church activities, picnics, travel and helping others.

Martha was preceded in death by her parents and her husband. Grateful for having shared her life are her surviving daughters: Sarah (Gordon) Hagena, Nancy (Walt) Linaweaver, Julie (Phil) Smith; and grandchildren Cassandra (Smith) Ammons, Kylie Smith, Karisa Hagena, Hannah Hagena and Luke Linaweaver.

A memorial service will be held at Laguna Niguel Presbyterian Church on Tuesday July 20th at 1:00 PM. In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to Laguna Niguel Presbyterian Church, 30071 Ivy Glenn Drive, Laguna Niguel, CA 92677 or the National Parkinson Foundation, Orange County Chapter, P.O. Box 2207, Newport Beach, CA 92659.


Memorial Service

  • Date & Time: July 20, 2021 (1:00 PM)
  • Venue: Laguna Niguel Presbyterian Church
  • Location: 30071 Ivy Glenn Drive Laguna Niguel, CA 92677 - (Get Directions)

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8 responses to Martha V. Richardson

  1. Julie Smith says:

    Loved spending time together during #CastotheMax wedding weekend

  2. Janet McHugh says:

    So many memories from my childhood have Mrs. Richardson in them. She was my best friend’s mom and one of my mom’s best friends. From sitting in the back seat of her green station wagon with Julie to her paying us to pick up filberts in the backyard so we could get slurpees at 7/11.

    Julie often reminds me of her mom.

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