Our Staff

Troy Richardson

Troy Richardson

Owner, Funeral Director, Embalmer, Licensed Insurance Agent

Troy began his funeral service career in 1988 at his home-town funeral home, Banta-Torrey Funeral Home in Alma, Nebraska.  One night while in high school, he attended a career fair where he spent the evening speaking to a local funeral director.  From this night on, he knew he wanted to make funeral service his career.  In 1994, while in college, he worked  at the Powers Funeral Home in Oskaloosa, Iowa.  He received his degree in Pre-Mortuary Science from William Penn College in Oskaloosa, Iowa in 1996.  He then went on to obtain his degree in Funeral Service from Mid-America College in Jeffersonville, Indiana in 1997.  Troy became a licensed funeral director in 1998 in the State of Iowa.  He relocated to Tempe, Arizona in December of 1999 and in February, 2000 received his Arizona Funeral Director and Embalmer's Licenses. He also received his Insurance license in the State of Arizona in 2002.

Over the next several years Troy has worked at several funeral homes in the Tempe, Chandler, and Mesa areas until realizing a life- long dream to start his own funeral home. Richardson Funeral Home is the culmination of his 20+-year journey working with families during one of their hardest times.  Troy is an avid sports fan and was a member of the William Penn College Men's Golf Team while in college.  His passion for the University of Nebraska football team and the Arizona Cardinals is evident.  Troy has been married to his wife, Sandra, for 14 years, and  has a son, Bennett.  Troy is an active member of the Tempe Chamber of Commerce, the Kiwanis Club of Tempe,  the National Funeral Directors Association, and the Better Business Bureau.

Email: troy@richardsonfuneralhome.org


Tim Adkins

Tim Adkins

Funeral Director, Embalmer, Licensed Insurance Agent

With over forty years of experience in the funeral industry, Tim is a seasoned funeral professional. His desire is to help grieving families and loved ones as they go through their time of need, during what is one of the most difficult experiences of their lives. Tim constantly seeks to innovate with embalming techniques, and has invented, developed and produced various products and chemicals to that end. His ultimate goal is to provide a needed service and to be a consummate professional in all aspects of the business. Tim is licensed in the State of Arizona as  Funeral Director, Embalmer, and Insurance agent.

 

Email: timadkins56@gmail.com


Lonna Gordon

Lonna Gordon

Office Manager, Pre-Planning Specialist, Licensed Insurance Agent

About eight years ago, after the death of her husband and mother, Lonna decided she needed to change careers and shifted from advertising to At-need and Pre-need Funeral and Cemetery services.  Mom had pre-planned, she and her husband had not.  What a difference!  Lonna then became committed to making sure everyone has the opportunity to pre-plan their arrangements and no one is taken advantage of during what she describes as “one of the worst times of her life”.  She believes in Richardson Funeral Home and feels she can now devote full time making sure all families she works with are treated kindly, fairly and compassionately.  She is a fun, loving Mom and Grandma and a licensed health and life insurance agent.

Email: lonna@richardsonfuneralhome.org


Polly Bosworth

Polly Bosworth

Pre-Planning Specialist, Licensed Insurance Agent

Polly has over 12 years of office experience and 3 years in the funeral industry. She started in the funeral industry after receiving her Insurance license writing preneed insurance policies then moved into a funeral arranger position. Polly is a mother of 3 and loves spending time with the family and their animals camping and hiking. She is an active Lion's Club International member and hopes her children develop the love of helping others too.



Email: polly@richardsonfuneralhome.org


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