Jennifer Eaton


Jennifer Richardson Eaton passed away March 11th, at the age of 87 with her family at her side. She was the eldest of Cecil Richardson’s and Doris Scott’s three children. Born and raised in the Australian Outback, she was an adventurer, a thinker and an authentic soul. She graduated nursing school and traveled the world, working in Commonwealth countries to earn funds to continue her travels. Canada was her final stop and it’s there where she met her husband of 60 years, David. She admired and adored him and he was thrilled that she chose him.

Jennifer made David’s career in Worthington, MN possible as she mothered and was challenged by four children who shared her adventurous spirit. She would later tell us that as adults, we were her reward for having made it through our teenage years.

She had a spirited edge, borne of her Australian roots. Mostly pragmatic, her playfulness, imagination and charm shone through in her clothing, decorating and entertaining. Her humor was subtle and exceptional. She believed in giving grace and she appreciated imperfection. She let her life and ours impact her beliefs, and she was one of the wisest people we have known.

Jennifer’s 9 grandchildren delighted in the character that was their beloved Grammie. She was and will always be our Australian Beauty.

She is survived by Bruce (Jennifer) Eaton, Rosalyn Eaton, Susan (John) Dyke, Peter (Jami Kritzeck) Eaton and her grandchildren: Tom (Emily Daucher) Dyke, Allison (Wade) Waugh, William (Lauren) Dyke, Anna Eaton, Abby Eaton, Peter Neeb, Charles Neeb, Iris Eaton and Marcella Eaton.

Services will be held at a later date.

Benson Funeral Home in Worthington is in charge of the arrangements.

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