Kenneth Lee Richardson
Born March 17, 1934, in Woodward, Oklahoma to Albert and Thelma Richardson. Ken passed away on November 25, 2023, in Tyler, Texas, with family members surrounding him. Ken is survived by his wife of sixty-five years, Dorothy (Dotti) Ann Richardson, sons Jeff Richardson (Leasa and son Spencer), Matt Richardson (Melissa and daughters Alex and Ashley) brother Dale Richardson, and sister Virginia Hood. Ken was preceded in death by parents Albert and Thelma Richardson, and brother James Richardson. Ken and Dotti were married on June 7, 1958, in Sikeston, Missouri. Ken graduated from Woodward High School in 1952. He attended Oklahoma University for one semester, received an Associate in Business degree from Pueblo Junior College in 1955, and finally attended Colorado University, taking every business course they offered, ultimately receiving a business certificate. It was at CU where he met Dotti. Neither one was infatuated at first, but they eventually grew on each other. Ken served in the Army Reserves from 1958 – 1963 and was always very proud of his military service. He began his professional career as a real estate broker in Pueblo, Colorado with his father. He transitioned to banking with First National Bank, then moved to the Rye/Colorado City area in 1971, where he then returned to real estate. He eventually went back to banking and managed two Columbia Savings branches in both Pueblo and Colorado Springs. Ken then moved to Pueblo in 1980, followed by a move to Colorado Springs in 1986. He settled back into real estate with Remax Properties and retired in 2017. He and Dotti moved to Tyler, TX in 2017, where they enjoyed the warm weather and East Texas hospitality. Ken had several loves in his life. He adored his grandchildren, Alex, Ashley and Spencer. Ken also had a life-long passion for cars and would always have his nose in a car magazine detailing the newest cars. He seemed to buy a new car every year, replacing them as soon as they needed new tires. With every car Ken purchased, he always said it was his favorite car ever. Ken was also known for his quick wit and sense of humor. He will be greatly missed by those who knew and loved him. Currently, the family is planning a memorial service for Ken in the Spring of 2024.