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C. Lynn Richardson

March 18, 1943 — September 25, 2022


C. Lynn Richardson


C. Lynn Richardson

March 18, 1943 – September 25, 2022


Carl “Lynn” Richardson, 79, passed away in a neighbor’s home after rounding up her cat on Sunday September 25, 2022. He was born to Herold Richardson and Alice Donnie (Edwards) Richardson on March 18, 1943 in Key West, Florida. His father served in the Navy on submarines. When he shipped out mother and infant Lynn returned to California where he eventually attended school in Kelseyville CA. The family later moved Stockton Ca where he graduated from Lincoln High School, San Joaquin Jr College and graduated from Humboldt State College, Arcata CA, with a degree in Fisheries.

On June 16, 1984, Lynn married Marybeth Goodrich (Mary Elizabeth Crouch) in Modesto CA. They resided in Turlock, Aptos and Placerville CA before moving to Powell in 1999.

For many years Lynn worked for Simpson Timber Company selling timber all around the world. He managed a lumber mill for Simpson and he served on the Arcata Police Reserve Force for a few years. He remained in the lumber industry including building two lattice panel machines and managing Pioneer Lumber Co in Placerville CA until moving to Powell WY. Lynn started Heart Mountain Home Inspections serving the Big Horn Basin for many years.  For many years, after retiring, he playfully pointed out every home he inspected just to irritate his wife. 

Shortly after arriving in Wyoming, Lynn was hired as the Maintenance Supervisor at Buffalo Bill State Park, driving from Powell to the Park every day, year-round. While working there Lynn discovered the old road tracks and was so fascinated about the history that he later plotted a long walking path following the road. The proposal was presented to the State of Wyoming which approved the idea. The project is still going through various departments and may be started in the next couple of years. 

While living in Arcata Lynn was active in the Lions Club, served on the Arcata Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors and a proud member of the Hoo-Hoo Club (a lumberman’s organization}. He wired many houses in Arcata, designed and built two large homes in the Redwoods. 

Lynn always said, “I got to Powell as quick as I could.” He absolutely loved Powell and the surrounding area. He loved to follow old trails and hike various places and when introduced to digital photography started his business “Wyoming Images by Lynn Richardson.” He loved photographing outdoors and Heart Mountain, which can be seen in most of his landscape pictures. He would get a kick out of hearing that someone saw his pictures on Q2 weather reports. His first lucky picture was the buffalos walking in a row in the snow, titled “Out of the Mist”. 

While living in Powell, Lynn had enjoyed being active in Powell Rotary Club, serving on the board for Friends of the Big Horn Lake, participating as a Chamber Ambassador, Homesteader Museum, Plaza Diane, Lovell Chamber of Commerce, and the Cody Country Camera Club.  He was passionate about the historic Lockhart Ranch in the Big Horn National Recreation Park and he led tours at the ranch for many years. He hand-delivered his bill payments downtown so he could “check on things” and visit his friends.

Lynn was proceeded in death by his parents. He is survived by his wife, Marybeth of 38 years, his sister Candee Ragsdale (Therman), nephew T. C. Ragsdale (Nikki) and niece Tracy Ragsdale (Fred Martin) all of North Dakota. From Modesto CA, his sister and brother-in-law, Joan and Denis France, nephews: Kevin (Lisa), Kenny (Katie) and great niece three-week-old Abby.

Memorial services will be Friday September 30 at 10am at Faith Community Church (the little red church on the hill) on Road 18 (Hwy 294). Thompson Funeral Home are handling the arrangement. Cremation has taken place.

If friends desire, in lieu of flowers donations could be made to Backpack Blessings of Powell, PO Box 1, Powell or the Homesteader Museum, PO Box 54, Powell.

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Memorial Service

Friday, September 30, 2022

10:00 - 11:00 am (Mountain time)

Faith Community Church

1267 Road 18, Powell, WY 82435

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