Barbara Ann Richardson
Barbara Ann Seaman Richardson, 54, of Scottsdale, AZ, and formerly of Elkton, MD, passed away on Sunday, December 11, 2016 in Elkton, MD. She was born in Elkton on May 20, 1962 to Mathilde Schuler Seaman and the late John Seaman.
Born and raised in the Elkton area, she was a 1980 graduate of Elkton High School. She attended Salisbury State College where she was on the Women’s Swim Team her freshman year. In 1981, Barbara moved to Dallas, TX, to attend Bauder Fashion College, earning her associates degree in 1983. It was at this time that she started working as a flight attendant for Southwest Airlines. Her great love of people fit in perfectly with the young airline’s corporate culture, and she helped the company grow, serving as they expanded to Dallas, Houston, Phoenix, and Chicago. She retired after serving almost 30 years.
She is survived by her husband of 18 years, Andrew William Richardson, of Scottsdale, AZ; her mother, Mathilde Schuler Seaman, of Elkton, MD; brothers, Roy Seaman, of Wilmington, DE, and Perry Seaman, of Newark, DE; nieces and nephews, Matthew Welch, Mackenzie Welch, Emily Kyewski, Monica Seaman, Catharine Richardson, William Richardson, Timothy Richardson, Kyle Richardson, Courtney Richardson, and Britney Richardson; and brothers-in-law, Kevin Richardson and his wife, Debbie, of Waunakee, WI, and Tim Richardson, and his wife, Janice, of Park Ridge, IL.
She is predeceased by her father, John Seaman; a brother, Kenneth Seaman; and a niece, Taylor Welch.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, December 16 at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, 455 Bow St., Elkton, MD 21921. A visitation will be held from 6-8 p.m. on Thursday, December 15 at R.T. Foard Funeral Home, P.A., 259 East Main St., Elkton, MD 21921. Burial will be held privately.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contribution checks can be made to “Water for People” and sent c/o the funeral home.
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In lieu of flowers, donations can be made payable, in Bonnie’s honor, to the “Chesapeake City Volunteer Fire Company” or to the “Cecil County SPCA” and sent in care of R.T. Foard Funeral Home, P.A., P.O. Box 248, Rising Sun, MD 21911.
A Celebration of Life event honoring Bonnie’s life will be held in Chesapeake City, MD, at a later date.
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