Thomas Charles “T.C.” Richardson, passed peacefully into the arms of the LORD Jesus Christ, his Savior, on August 28, 2021, his 76th birthday. He was surrounded by his loving family after a short battle with leukemia. TC said there are no words to describe his love for his family and he wanted to glorify God with his life.
He was born in Orange, CA. on August 28, 1945, to Frank and Amanda Genelia Richardson. His early years were spent growing up in Southern CA. He joined the USAF, which took him to Malmstrom AF Base in Great Falls, MT, where he met and married Louisa Elaine Garcia, which began 54 years of an adventurous marriage, raising 2 sons and a daughter. TC graduated from Pacific Coast Baptist Bible College with a degree in Christian Ed. He became the administrator/teacher for the Christian school in La Puente, CA. He later taught in the Christian school in Florence, MT. His enthusiastic love for life led him to wear many hats living in So. CA, Tacoma, WA, Stevensville, MT and mission trips to Brazil, India and Mexico.
A recap of his life work is…USAF Firefighter; Machinist; AAA Dispatcher; USAF Reserve Technician; Civil Service Medical Clinic Manager at McChord AFB, and flew many aeromedical missions; 3-Mile Volunteer Fire Dept; RV repair technician; retired from the US Postal Service; served as a voting member on the boards of Children of Promise International, Montana Bible College, Rocky Mountain Bible Mission and the Sunnyside Cemetery. He was a member of the Sons of the American Revolution, Liberty Tree Chapter, Missoula, MT, serving as their Chaplain. He was the Mission Director for Lone Rock Bible Church, Stevensville, MT, and Mission Director for Rocky Mountain Bible Mission, Missoula, MT. He built the family home in Stevensville, MT. He loved the Word of God, going on mission trips, motorcycles, old cars, guns, and telling people his home was their home. TC was a devout and unwavering Constitutional Patriot.
He was preceded in death by his parents and his grandson, Ryan Albiston. He is survived by his wife, Louisa, sons, Rob Richardson, (Tacoma, WA.) Jeph (Lisa) Richardson, (Spring, TX) daughter, Brenda Albiston (Colville, WA), grandchildren, Andrea (Adam) Rainer, Justin (Ariel) Richardson, Paige (Ethan) Richardson, great-grandchildren, Ryan and Markee Rainer, Liam, Oliver and Theodore Richardson, sisters, Amanda Morgan and Linda Kay Caldwell, several nieces and nephews, also, “adopted” individuals and their families Filemon and Martha Zanabriga, Pedro and Maria Sanchez and Arlet Sanchez Rojas and Efren Zanabriga Zuniga.
The family wishes to thank the doctors and nurses of St. Joseph Hospital in Missoula, MT for their professional and compassionate care of TC. Thank you also to the Whitesitt Funeral Home for all the arrangements for TC’s burial in the Sunnyside Cemetery next to his mother. Condolences and memories may be shared with the family at www.whitesittfuneralhome.com.
A celebration of TC’s life will be held on September 25th, 2021, at 11a.m., at Lone Rock Bible Church in Stevensville, MT.