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. So sorry for your loss. I’m am so glad she spent the last few years with her family. She will be greatly missed

  2. Nanny – We will always cherish the memories of holidays spent together and the wedding festivities. We hope you are in peace, back with Papa and closer to the Lord.

    Cassie and Max

  3. Julie Smith says:

    Thanks Mom for gifting us with so many great family traditions. Will do my best to carry on your patient, kind, generous and loving spirit.

  4. Cindi says:

    Thinking of you all at the service today. Martha will be missed. I can still hear her voice saying “Now Cindi” whenever she was asking me a question, and looking for “Martha’s fudge” to have on Christmas morning for breakfast is a treasured memory!

    1. Julie Smith says:

      Oh we love to hear that memory! Her fudge is still made every Xmas at my house. Julie

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