Lillian Marie Richardson, age 87, died December 3rd, 2018 peacefully in her home at Morning Star in Billings, MT.
Lillian was born to Anna and Nicholas Dinius on March 12th, 1931. She spent her formative years in Richardton, N.D. After graduating from high school at St. Mary’s, she married David Saylor (1955) in Forsyth, MT. They had a family of three children. They divorced (1968) and Lillian married James Richardson (1970) in Miles City, MT. At that time their family grew to seven children. They were married for twenty-five years until Jim’s death in 1995.
Throughout her life Lillian was known for her generous nature, love of her family and friends and her wonderful cooking and baking. She expressed her deep faith by selfless participation in church and community service. Lillian taught ceramics and had her own business for over 30 years. She was a talented artist who also was an established seamstress and enjoyed knitting and crocheting. Lillian genuinely loved and cared for others and, in turn, was deeply loved and respected. She had a contagious gift for sharing happiness and delight in life.
Lillian is survived by her three children: Jon (Diane) Sabo, Cheryl (Mark) Walling, and Gaye (Terry) Gauthier; her three step children: Lee (Amber) Richardson, Connie (Dan) Best, and Judy (Truman) Bovee III; 15 grandchildren and 29 great grandchildren.
Lillian was preceded in death by her parents (Nicholas and Anna); her spouse (James Richardson); her stepson Mark (Deborah) Richardson; and several siblings.
Mass will be held on Friday, December 7th, 2018 at 10 a.m. at the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Forsyth, MT with reception to follow. Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.stevensonandsons.com. In lieu of flowers you may give a donation to the charity of your choice in Lillian’s name. Stevenson and Sons have been entrusted with arrangements.
The family would like to express a special thank you to the staff at Morning Star Senior Living Community and Compasses Hospice for their amazing care and loving support.