Corliss Driscoll Richardson


Corliss Driscoll Richardson, age 75, passed away in Galveston, TX surrounded by her family and where she lived on the seawall with her husband, James, on Monday, July 7, 2014.  Born May 25, 1939, in Houston, TX to Melbourne and Sara Driscoll, she and her brother, Arlen, were original residents of West University Place.  She recently celebrated her 41st year of marriage on May 24th to her husband James R Richardson, III.  She was a legal secretary for Texaco/Chevron for 17 years.  She was a fourth generation Texan who enjoyed traveling her beautiful state and enjoying the vistas and wildlife.  Her hobbies included gardening, reading, and crosswords.  She was a gentle, sweet, and loving wife, mother and grandmother.   She is survived by her husband, James, and her daughter and son-in-law Jennifer and Greg Aber and her grandchildren, Jacob and Sara Aber, her daughter and son-in-law Lucia and William Cropper, Jr. and her grandchildren, William “Trip” and Caitlin Cropper, and her brother, Arlen Driscoll.  A memorial service will be held on Monday, July 14, 2014 at 10:30 am at The Crowder Funeral Home, 111 East Medical Center Blvd. in Webster.  For those desiring to give a gift in her honor, her favorite charity was the American Cancer Association.


  1. Lucia & family-
    My thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family during this difficult time.

    Dawn Prewett
  2. Jennifer, Greg, Jacob, and Sara,
    We are so sorry for your loss. While we didn’t know your mother, we know the daughter that she produced in you, Jennifer. You have a gentle and beautiful soul, Jennifer, and we’re sure your mother had a lot to do with that.

    We hope and pray that you will be able to find peace when things seem chaotic, and solace in remembering all of the special memories that you treasure in your heart of your mother.

    May the peace of God be with you all in this difficult time.

    Carey and Tom Sullivan and family

    Carey Sullivan
  3. May she Rest in Peace in that Place that Surpasses all Understanding!
    With Love,
    Aunt Suzy and Jerry

    Jerr & Suzy Fillebrown
    • Corliss will always have a special place in my heart. She was such a bright gentle soul. Surely she now rests in the loving hands of God.
      Mike and Betsy Cogburn

      Mike and Betsy Cogburn
  4. Mr. Richardson, Lucia, Jennifer, & families-

    I was so sorry to hear of your loss. Corliss was such a kind and loving woman and I am honored to have known her. I have been keeping all of you in my prayers.

    Much Love,
    Alisha Renshaw

    Alisha Renshaw
  5. When my mom died I so very much appreciated that people thought of her and me, but the greetings were sometimes hard to take. Still, I really wanted to agree with the comment offered above from the Sullivan family. I didn’t know your mom, but I know you to be a kind person and a gifted teacher. This is enough reason, though certainly not the only reason, to give thanks for her life, which I will do.

    Kendall Morrow

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