Dr. Catherine Ann Richardson Died November 20, 2017, at her home in University Place, Washington, after a three-year battle against cancer. She was 68. She was born in Kansas City, Missouri, on April 1, 1949, to Joseph Glenn Richardson, operations manager at a manufacturing company, and Mae Elizabeth (Barksdale) Richardson, a grade school teacher
. In 1970, she earned a B.A. with distinction from the University of Colorado, and went to work as a bone histologist and metabolic bone disease researcher. She earned an M.D. in 1986 from the University of Kansas School of Medicine. She served her internship and residency at the University of Washington
in Seattle. She was a nephrology fellow at UW from 1989 to 1993, then became acting assistant professor of medicine nephrology the following year. In 1996, she joined the nephrology practice of Dr. Gerard W. Ames, which later became Pacific Nephrology Associates. She also worked as medical director of DaVita Kidney Care's Tacoma dialysis center. Dr. Richardson was a member of the Community of Christ Congregation in University Place, Washington. Dr. Richardson is survived by her sister, Sandra Woodward (Steve); nephew, Daniel J. Woodward (Jen); niece, Elizabeth Woodward; great-nephew, Steven Charles Woodward; and great-niece, Mae Jaquith Woodward. A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, January 27, at Community of Christ Congregation, 6912 40th Street West, University Place, Washington. In lieu of flowers, the family encourages donations to the American Kidney Fund.