FIT FOR DUTY – Thirty-seven recruits graduating from the Alaska Department of Public Safety Training Academy's Law Enforcement Training Session 1802 take the oath of office this afternoon at the Sheet'ka Kwaan Naa Kahidi. The audience was told that during the rigorous 16-week session recruits lost a combined 200 pounds of body fat. The graduates will be taking law enforcement positions around the state from the North Slope Borough Police Department to statewide Alaska Wildlife Troopers to the Ketchikan Police Department. Speaker at the ceremony was DPS Deputy Commissioner William Comer, who graduated from the academy in 1985. (Sentinel Photo by James Poulson)

Stella and Tom Richardson

Stella Anne Conway-Richardson and Thomas Darrell Richardson

Stella Anne Conway-Richardson, 84, of Cottage Grove, Ore., passed away on January 21, 2018. Her husband, Thomas Darrell Richardson, 81, also of Cottage Grove, passed away on August 21, 2017.
Stella was born March 8, 1933, in Portsmouth, England, and was a graduate of Oxford University. She was a longtime resident of Sitka, where she was a founding member of the New Archangel Dancers.
She also was business owner, a painter, and a published poet. 
Stella is survived by her five children; Kerri Silver of Olympia, Wash.; John Conway and wife Cindy of Anchorage; Chris Conway and wife Lisa of Wasilla; Mark Conway and wife Kelly of Bellevue, Wash.; and Shelagh Conway of Austin, Texas.
Her ten grandchildren, Cole, Chase, Sean, Patrick, Raichael, Dawson, Denali, Brieann, Madison and Kennedy; and great-grandchild Quinn also survive.
Tom was born January 21, 1936, in San Diego, Calif. He was an Air Force veteran, honorably providing service to our country and an accomplished private pilot and outdoorsman.
Tom retired after a long career with AMSCO/Steris and he and Stella moved to his 80-acre tree farm in Cottage Grove.
Tom is survived by his two children Thomas Jr. Richardson of Palm City, Fla., and Deanne Richardson of Portland, Ore.
Tom and Stella worked the tree farm, traveled, loved to fly and volunteer their time in their community.  They were both very active until their final years.
Services for both and military honors for Tom will be conducted at 2:30 p.m. April 27, 2018, at Willamette National Cemetery in Portland. They will be laid to rest together.
At 4 p.m., a celebration of life will follow at the Marriott Courtyard South Clackamas located at 9300 SE Sunnybrook Blvd, Clackamas, OR  97015.
The family asked that those who are planning to attend RSVP to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .


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