John D. and Karen A. Carter reside in Logan, Utah. They have previously released “Carols From the Christmas Cradle”. This CD includes instrumental arrangements of traditional Christmas songs found in the Primary Children’s Songbook of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints.
Cecelia J. Benson resides in Logan, Utah. She has previously released 4 CDs including “Let’s Go Home”, “You don’t Have To Can To Get To Heaven”, A Time And A Season”, and “The Magic Touch” as well as one talk tape, “Lighten Up”. All of these products are available through Envision Entertain.
Hortense “Tense” Earl Richardson (1918 – 2010) was born August 23, 1918, in Delta, Utah, to Orange Wight Earl and Effie Jane Jones Earl. She was married to Justin Veryl Richardson for 50 years, and is the mother of 10 children, 42 grandchildren, 68 great-grand children, and one great-great-grandchild. Hortense accomplished much in her life–besides raising 10 rambunctious children, who were her greatest achievement. Among other things, she wrote and directed many plays and road shows for over 50 years, wrote the narration and text for two successful cantatas and three books of poetry. Her poetry penetrated deep into the heart, poetry that seemed to flow from her effortlessly, her last one being a few weeks before her death. Her paintings were coveted at weddings and special occasions. She traveled to Egypt, the Holy Land, Mexico City, and various U.S. cities. She served in the New Mexico Albuquerque Mission soon after her husband’s death on March 15, 1985; was nominated for Utah Mother of the Year in 1981; was President of Utah Mothers Association in 1983; worked with the “50th Anniversary Salute to Mothers” in New York in 1985; held many church callings; sang in the ward choir and the Salt Lake Oratorio Society; was honored as Citizen of the Year in South Salt Lake; and eagerly devoted her life to serving others. She was an active and faithful member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Among other awards, Hortense won first place in the Deseret News-sponsored poetry contest in 1945 for her poem “Gifts of the Heart.”
Excerpt taken from obituary originally published in Salt Lake Tribune on Aug. 18, 2010