Obituary for Wanda Richardson

Wanda Fay Richardson, of Duncan, Arizona, born on May 10, 1932, in Pauls Valley, Oklahoma, was a beacon of warmth, strength, and unwavering love. She married Perry Richardson in 1949. They had three children, Wayne, Ricky, and Elaine.

The loving couple made their family home in Virden, New Mexico, where they had their little family farm. Wanda enjoyed going to church and the women’s ministries. Her main love in life was her grandchildren. She loved family get-togethers, making homemade blankets, and creating a home filled with comfort, love, and laughter as a devoted homemaker.  

Wanda Fay Richardson

She possessed an uncanny ability to turn a house into a home, a skill appreciated by everyone who had the pleasure of stepping into the Richardson family residence. She was a woman who embraced the ordinary and transformed it into the extraordinary. Her love and care for her family were her life’s remarkable achievements.

Wanda was preceded in death by her husband, Perry; father, Lloyd Buckner, and mother, Pearl Buckner, whose values and love shaped the remarkable woman she became. She was also preceded by her sons, Wayne and Ricky; her grandchildren, Robert Burns and Candy Richardson, and her brother, Bob Buckner.

Wanda is survived by her beloved daughter, Elaine Burns, of York Valley; her grandchildren, Frances Merino (Steve), of Clifton, Arizona, Richard Burns (Lori), of Tucson, Arizona, Kesha Simms and Heather Burns, of Coolidge, Arizona, Chris Richardson, of Safford, Arizona, Michelle Taylor, of Wyoming, Liz Richardson, and Tammy Richardson; her great-grandchildren, Andrew Burns (Heather), of Clifton, Sebastian Merino, of Clifton, Jaxson Burns, of Tucson, Lily Burns, of York Valley, Arizona, Tristan and William Kastner, of Coolidge, Keri Ann Burns, of Coolidge; great-great-granddaughter, Alice Burns, of Clifton; her brother, Dean Buckner (Rusty), of Oklahoma, and numerous nephews and nieces.

In celebration of Wanda’s life, we encourage you to share your favorite memories and photos of her on the memorial page. Your stories and pictures will help keep her memory alive, reminding us all of the wonderful woman she was and the beautiful life she lived.

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