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Drue Alder Richardson

Drue A. Richardson, beloved wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, and friend, passed away on March 12, 2024. Drue was born in Providence, Utah, to Frederick Theurer Alder and Estella Johnson.

 She grew up in Providence, Utah, and graduated from South Cache High School in 1949, where she participated in the Sparta Pep Club. Upon graduation, she attended Utah State University. While at the University, she met the love of her life for the next 63 years, Howard Richardson. They were married in the Logan Utah Temple, on Sept. 17, 1953.Together they had five wonderful children.

Drue was an active member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.  She served faithfully in multiple ward callings, including Relief Society President.  Later in life, Drue and her husband, Howard, served an LDS mission in the Nauvoo Temple. Family was her top priority. Over the years, she attended countless activities and accomplishments of her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She lived her life selflessly, donating her time and talents to those she loved. Her hand-crafted skills were numerous and included: sewing, quilting, crocheting, embroidery, and needlepoint.

Drue is survived by her children, Clay (Julie) Richardson, Kurt (Carolyn) Richardson, Jill Richardson, Janette Scharman, and Marilee (Keith) Nielsen; 17 incredible grandchildren, and 34 great-grandchildren with one on the way. She is also survived by her sisters, Dixie (Devon) Doney, and Gloria (Kent) Olsen. She is preceded in death by her husband, Howard, parents, and eight siblings.

The family would like to thank Legacy House of Bountiful and Elevation Hospice for the love and care of our beloved mother.

Funeral Services will be held Friday, March 29, 2024, at 11 a.m. at the Mueller Park Stake Center (1800 Mueller Park Rd, Bountiful, Utah). A viewing will be held prior to the funeral service from 9:30 a.m. – 10:45 a.m. Interment will be at the Bountiful City Cemetery. Services will be streamed live on Drue’s obituary at


In lieu of flowers, Drue and her family would appreciate any contributions to be made to the LDS Church Missionary Fund or