Obituary: Thora Ann Richardson, volunteerA memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 4 at Menlo Park Presbyterian Church in Menlo Park for Thora Ann Richardson, who died Nov. 5. She was 75.
Ms. Richardson was a graduate of Stanford University, which she entered at the age of 16. After earning a degree in mathematics, she worked as a mathematician for Stanford Research Institute.
In 1957 she married John Richardson. After living in several areas, the couple moved to Menlo Park 27 years ago. Ms. Richardson was active in the Palo Alto Auxiliary to Lucile Packard Children's Hospital and served as the organization's president and treasurer. She also served in the auxiliary's restaurant at Allied Arts Guild in Menlo Park. She was a past president of her PEO chapter and served on the hospitality team at Menlo Park Presbyterian Church.
She is survived by her husband, John; children David, Eric, Karen, Kristen and Tom; brothers Paul and Bryan Bergsteinsson; and 10 grandchildren.
Memorials may be made in Ms. Richardson's name to the Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health, 400 Hamilton Ave., Suite 340, Palo Alto, CA 94301.