June-July, 2008



Sadly, Jane Richardson, wife of poet Pat Richardson, died at home, July 6, 2008.

Services are private.

Everyone who knew Jane loved her for her kindness and humor and her devotion to Pat, which was completely reciprocated; they were married for 49 years. They are blessed with a loving and caring family.

As announced previously:

Growing from an idea sparked by New West (Michael Fleming, Raul Reynoso, David Jackson) and Yvonne Hollenbeck, Andy and Jim Nelson of Clear Out West radio are holding a "Stay-at-Home Benefit Event" on their show, which airs live the week of July 14-20, 2008 and will be available, archived on the internet starting the week of July 21-27, 2008. www.clearoutwest.com.  Read more below.

To help offset the many expenses of care and treatment, we've started a fund for the Richardsons. Texas writer and poet Linda Kirkpatrick has agreed to collect donations. Those donations will be pooled, and then passed along to the Richardsons.

The following information was included in the original benefit information. The accounts are now closed:

Individual amounts will not be recorded or transmitted, and those who wish to remain anonymous to the Richardsons may request that. Only Linda will have the detailed information, which she will keep confidential, even from the rest of this committee. If you'd like to contribute in that way, you can send a check or money order, made out to Linda Kirkpatrick, to:

Linda Kirkpatrick
P.O. Box 128
Leakey, TX 78873

Please note "For the Richardsons" on the check and please send donations to arrive by August 1, 2008.

You can also contribute to the fund by secure credit card payment through PayPal. A PayPal account is not required, just click the button (the button was removed at end of benefit).

You can write to the Richardson family:

562 Breeze Avenue
Merced, California 95348

If you'd like to pass this letter or link to your friends, the URL address is:  http://www.cowboypoetry.com/richardsons.htm.

Thanks for keeping the family in your thoughts and prayers.


Yvonne Hollenbeck, Michael Fleming, Raul Reynoso, David Jackson, Linda Kirkpatrick, Andy Nelson, Jim Nelson, and Margo Metegrano


Andy Nelson and Jim Nelson of  Clear Out West Radio have created a special "stay-at-home" benefit show for the Richardson family.

The show airs live during the week of July 14, 2008, broadcast on many radio stations. It is available for listening on demand on line from the Clear Out West web site starting Monday, July 21, 2008.

The special show includes cowboy poetry and Western music by New West, Doris Daley, Yvonne Hollenbeck, Kip Calahan, Pat Richardson, Sourdough Slim, DW Groethe, Elizabeth Ebert, and Belinda Gail and Curly Musgrave.   



Andy Nelson, Jaclyn Nelson, Pat Richardson, Yvonne Hollenbeck, and Jane Richardson







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