Friday, June 26, 2009
We'll Miss You Uncle Reed
Lester “Reed” Richardson passed away on June 23rd 2009. This kind and gentle man was born in Texas to a military family and was raised and educated in Washington State. After serving in the Army for two years, including a tour of duty in Viet Nam, Reed joined the Washington State Patrol. He retuned to college and earned a BA degree in Business Administration from the University of Puget Sound in 1982. He had a successful career as an accountant, working at several business firms and taught business classes at Pierce College in Washington. Reed relocated to Southern California in 1999 continuing his work as an accountant. He was a member of Saint Michael’s Parish in Poway where he was an active member of the Knights of Columbus, sponsored several RCIA candidates and taught one year of High School Religious Education. He also was a volunteer for the International Relief Team of San Diego that served victims of the Cedar Fires. Reed’s hobby was wood working and he loved to play golf and watch various sports on TV. Devoted husband, son, brother, father, and grandfather, Reed was predeceased by his father L.R. He is survived by his loving wife Teresa, his mother Emma Frances, daughter Lara Jaeger and her husband Geoff, grandchildren Megan, Jessica, Jake and Lucy, son, Raymond, brother Bob and his wife Rayanne, stepchildren, Daniel, Olivia, and Victoria, step grandsons Jason and Garrett, his Uncle Buddy, Aunt, Betty, Uncle Fred and numerous nieces and nephews. Mass will be celebrated Wednesday July 1st at 2:00 pm at St. Michael’s Catholic Church, 15546 Pomerado Rd, Poway, reception to follow. Reed is truly loved and will be missed by all.