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Florence Richeson Asay
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Birth: Aug. 26, 1916
Cache County
Utah, USA
Death: Jul. 9, 2001
Idaho Falls
Bonneville County
Idaho, USA

daughter of Eva Ballard & Travy Green Richeson, married Herbert Clifton Asay

Florence Richeson Asay
April 26, 1916 -- July 9, 2001

Florence Richeson Asay died peacefully Monday evening, July 9, 2001. She was residing at Lily House Assisted Living in Idaho Falls, Idaho; having moved from Julie and Lynn Collings' home in late January 2001.

In 1999 she moved to Idaho Falls so Julie could assist with medical meeds. In 1994 Florence left her beloved Big Horn Basin, moving next door to daughter Kathleen and Henry Bartlett. She quickly loved the good people of the Drummond Branch of the LDS Church and her neighbors up the beautiful Rock Creek.

Florence was born April 26, 1916, in Logan, Utah, to Travy Green and Eva Ballard Richeson She graduated from Moore Idaho High School in 1935 and from the LDS School of Nursing in Idaho Falls in 1938 with an RN degree. "Richie," as she was known in nurses training, and her classmate Elsie Rigby moved to Lovell, Wyo., to work for Dr. Edward Croft in his hospital. Florence met and later married Herbert Clifton (Clif) Asay on July 16, 1940, in the Logan, Utah Temple.

Richie or "Asay" as she became known in Byron, worked in hospitals and school nursing either full or part time (in later years) until retiring at age 65. She always willingly responed to a friend or neighbor who called upon her skills for emergency response, home care services or special duty nursing in a hospital She assisted many in the Big Horn Basin area at times of birth, death, illnesses or injury.

Florence enjoyed her self taught skills of sewing, knitting, crocheting, embroidering, quilting, cooking and canning. Many of their friends and family have been gifted with her haindiwork. After her retirement, she and Clif enjoyed their extended trips to do temple work in Idaho Falls and short visits with their children/grandchildren until his death September 22, 1985.

Florence was preceded in death by Clif; their son, David Richeson; three grandhcildren; her parents; sisters, Pearl Beck and Phoebe Jensen; brother, Melvin T.; half-brothers, Bobby, Eugene and Leland; and daughter -in-law Elnie.

She is survived by one half-brother, Roy Richeson (Dorothy) of Salt Lake City, Utah; nine children, Donald Clifton (Marilyn); Kathleen (Henry E.) Bartlett of Rock Creek, Mont.; Julie (Lynn H.) Collings of Idaho Falls; Thomas Herbert; Stephen Richeson (Christy) of Mission Viejo, Calif., Elna (Ken) Miller of Concord, Calif.; Melvin Joseph (Jeana) of Twin Falls, Idaho, Adell (Ronald K.) Woolf of Garden Grove, Calif., and Susan (J. Harvey) Mathis of Taylorsville, Utah; 33 grandchildren and 22 great-grandchldren.

Funeral services will be held Friday, July 20, 2001 at 4 p.m. in the Byron LDS Ward Chapel, with visitation one hour prior to services and on Thursday, July 19, from 7 to 9 p.m. at Haskell Funeral Home in Lovell. 
Family links: 
  Travy Green Richeson (1887 - 1965)
  Eva Ballard Richeson (1891 - 1923)
  Herbert Clifton Asay (1915 - 1985)
  Julie Asay Collings (1944 - 2012)*
  Melvin Joseph Asay (1949 - 2014)*
  David Richeson Asay (1952 - 1959)*
  Pearl Richeson Beck (1912 - 1977)*
  Phoebe Richeson Jensen (1913 - 1983)*
  Florence Richeson Asay (1916 - 2001)
  William Leland Richeson (1925 - 1996)**
  George Robert Richeson (1928 - 1937)**
  Marvin Eugene Richeson (1930 - 1995)**
  Leroy Lewis Richeson (1931 - 2008)**
*Calculated relationship
Byron Cemetery
Big Horn County
Wyoming, USA
Plot: Block J Lot 13 Grave 6
Created by: Cindy C.
Record added: Dec 12, 2008
Find A Grave Memorial# 32134747
Florence <i>Richeson</i> Asay
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Florence <i>Richeson</i> Asay
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Florence <i>Richeson</i> Asay
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