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James 'Jim' 'Little Richie' A. Richardson, 71

| August 15, 2022 1:35 PM

Beloved husband, father, grandfather and brother, James “Jim” “Little Richie” A. Richardson, 71, of Kingston, Idaho, passed away Aug. 12, 2022, at Kootenai Health in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho. He was born Nov. 8, 1950, in Wallace, Idaho. Jim was the son of Clifford and Joana (Schultz) Richardson.

Jim has lived in the Silver Valley all of his life. He attended schools in Wallace and graduated from Kellogg High School. Jim then furthered his education with vocational training at North Idaho College in Coeur d’Alene.

Jim was united in marriage to Sharon “Sherrie” Field on Nov. 20, 1971, at the American Lutheran Church in Kellogg.

Jim had worked as a miner for the Hecla Mining Company for 30 years. He then served as a bus driver for Kellogg School District for 30-plus years. During the summers, Jim drove a bus for the Hiawatha Bike Trail.

Jim was a member of Real Life Ministries in Pinehurst and a member of Med Corp.

Jim loved and enjoyed his family, and the great outdoors — fishing, hunting, camping, gardening and berry picking; he also loved all animals.

Jim is survived by his beloved wife of 50 years, Sharon “Sherrie” Richardson of the family home in Kingston; three daughters, Sharalynn Richardson of Rathdrum, Idaho, Hilary Merrill (Casey) of Hayden, Idaho, and Jamie Shorey (Craig) of Pinehurst, Idaho; five grandchildren, Andralyn, Grace, Faith, Joy and Liam; one sister, Leona Anderson of Osburn, Idaho; he is also survived by numerous nieces and nephews. Jim was preceded in death by his parents.

A celebration of Jim’s life will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 21, 2022, at Real Life Ministries in Pinehurst. A reception/luncheon will be held at the church following services; this will be a potluck and everyone is welcome.

Shoshone Funeral Services & Crematory, Kellogg, Idaho, is entrusted with services. You may share your special memories of Jim with his family at