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Mildred Hogan Richardson Porter


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Mildred Hogan Richardson Porter, age 95, of Cuero, passed away Sunday, July 28, 2019 at Hospice of South Texas Center of Compassion. She was born July 14, 1924 in Grapeland to parents, Willis Hogan and Ruth Barnes Hogan. Mildred was a founding member of the Tyler Bowling Club and was an integral part of starting many bowling clubs around the state of Texas. Mildred belonged to the First Baptist Church in Grapeland and the Tyler Lion’s Club. “Rosie the Riveter” was a well-known icon to her as she spent 4 years during World War II mixing powder for bombs.   She worked for more than 25 years for the ACE Hardware in Palacios as a cashier and greeter. Mildred never met a stranger and was loved by all, especially the customers.

Mildred is survived by her son, David Richardson of Cuero; grandson, Cody Richardson of Huntsville; great-grandson, Cameran Richardson of Huntsville; sister, Betty White of Tucumcari, New Mexico; niece, Debra Handley and husband, Mike of Amarillo; nephews, Delmer White of Littlefield, Trandel White and wife, Judy of Balch Springs, Todd White and wife, Karin of Mary Esther, Florida, Butch Blanton and wife, Carolyn of Dallas, Bobby Blanton and wife, Billie of Ft. Worth; numerous other relatives and friends. She is preceded in death by her parents, Willis and Ruth Hogan; husband, M.A. Richardson; son, Clay Paul Richardson; and brother-in-law, Jack White.

Graveside services for Mildred Hogan Richardson Porter will be held 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, July 30, 2019 in the Evergreen Cemetery in Percilla.

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