Feb 062013

Robert Richardson, 61, passed away on Sunday, Jan. 20, 2013, at the Olivia White Hospice Home in Flagstaff.
He was born in Pennsylvania and lived in Phoenix with his family before moving to the Bay Area in California in 1968.
Being a child of the ‘60s, Rob went to more rock and roll concerts in San Francisco than anyone can remember, including himself.
Rob spent time in Ohio, where he worked for US Steel, and traveled up and down the Ohio River on ore barges. In Ohio, he built the first of four geodesic domes.
Rob moved to Parks, Ariz., in 1981 and built his second dome home from the ground up. He always considered Parks to be his true home.
He was a great storyteller and humorist. He was also an avid outdoorsman and backpacked the Grand Canyon many times. He rafted many rivers in the Southwest, including the entire length of the Grand Canyon on a private trip.
Rob earned his bachelor’s degree from Northern Arizona University and bought a second home in Win-slow.
He taught at Winslow High School and Northern Arizona Academy. Later on he taught at Northland Pio-neer College, commuting to Chinle, Second Mesa, Greasewood and other locations.
Survivors include his father, Homer Richardson, and stepmother, Janice; two brothers, Tom and Jon; a sister, Lorelei; and six nieces and nephews.
A brick in his name will be placed by his good friend Mac “on the corner” in Winslow–Rob Richardson~ Still playing music~he will be missed.
In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to the Olivia White Hospice Home, 752 N. Switzer Canyon Drive, Flagstaff, Ariz. 86001.
Norvel Owens Mortuary was in charge of the arrangements.Richardson, Rob