Noah James Richardson, age 20, passed away January 28, 2021 following a bravely fought battle with COVID-19. He was born December 7, 2000 in Colorado Springs, CO, to Rebecca McNeal and Allen Richardson. Noah graduated from Coronado High School in 2019, and attended Pikes Peak Community College, where he planned to earn his nursing degree. 

He was well known for his beautiful smile, humor, compassion, tenacity, unrelenting positivity and zest for life. Some of Noah’s favorite things included PC gaming, watching football, fishing, kayaking, hiking, weightlifting, playing with his dogs, drinking copious amounts of milk, adding to his extensive Nike collection, and most of all, spending time with friends & family. He lived and loved on a grand scale, and never took a day for granted. 

Always outgoing, Noah formed close bonds with those he held dear, including his Costco work family, his high school football family, and the wonderful nurses, CAs, doctors and support staff at Children’s Hospital Colorado, who took such good care of him these past two years. He considered them all part of his extended family. 

Noah bravely faced cancer twice, and despite all odds, he prevailed. He inspired thousands of people with his positive outlook, perseverance and refusal to be limited or defined by cancer. His positivity and enthusiasm led to his position as a Patient Ambassador with Children’s Hospital Colorado Foundation. He was extremely passionate about the foundation’s cause of raising money and awareness, to provide resources for families confronted with medical and financial hardships in the face of difficult diagnoses. 

Noah leaves a lifetime of beautiful memories for his parents, his brother, Jayce Richardson, and the love of his life, Baillie Perales, all of Colorado Springs. He is lovingly remembered by his grandparents: Jim McNeal (Lisa) of Sedalia, MO; Jannie Richardson and Jeff Stinson, both of Colorado Springs; his aunt Jessica Stinson (Joseph Choi) and his uncle Jeffrey Stinson (Jasmine Cooper), all of Colorado Springs, and many other family members and friends. He was preceded in death by his grandfather, Galen Richardson. 

Noah’s celebration of life will be be held later this year, and details will be announced closer to the time. If you would like to honor Noah, please consider donating to one of these organizations in his name. They have all helped our family tremendously during very difficult times, and we would love to see their kindness paid forward in Noah’s memory. 

Children’s Hospital Colorado Foundation – https://secure.childrenscoloradofoundation.org/site/Donation2?1660.donation=form1&df_id=1660&mfc_pref=T&utm_source=web_fdn&utm_medium=mainbutton&s_subsrc=fdn_buttongcj&_ga=2.94325022.2060078314.1612405892-2040662026.1580263444

Brent’s Place – https://www.classy.org/give/321666/#!/donation/checkout

Ronald McDonald House Denver/Aurora – https://rmhc-denver.org/donate/

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  1. I am so very sorry for your loss. My heart breaks for you. My sincere condolences to you and your family!!

  2. We are so sorry for your loss. All our love and heartfelt wishes from Roman and Anna. Xx

  3. I also lost my son and know the pain of such a loss. My thoughts, sympathy and love go to Allen and Rebecca. Noah will be remembered and loved always. My heart is with you my friend.

  4. I so wish I could be there to give you a huge hug! I never had the pleasure or honor of meeting your precious Noah in person. I only know him from pictures, videos and stories but would have loved to have known such an incredible soul. I did have the privilege of meeting, you, his amazing Mom during my first trip to Colorado 15 years ago, when I first started with PGi. I don’t know what it was Rebecca, but you left an impression on me. I can still, to this day, hear and see us sitting together in your cube “double jacking” so I could learn different aspects of the business. I recall saying to you that you sound so sweet on the phone and that customers must absolutely love you. I think you responded with something like “don’t let the sweet voice fool you, I’m not that sweet”. Not true though!! You continued to be that person I could count on over the years when I couldn’t find the answers anywhere else. I was probably one of your biggest pests (sorry)! The fact is, you are one of the sweetest people I have ever met. But I also know you are not intimidated by anything. And it seems that quality is what you instilled in Noah and I’m certain Jaycee too! Since finding out that Noah was fighting for his life, that Rebecca who made such a big impression on me, confirmed I was right. I am in awe of the positive attitude and fight with which Noah faced this undeserved journey. And I am in awe and admire how you, his Mother, have done the same. All while working full time, raising Noah’s brother and fighting with everything you have to save your Noah’s life. You are stronger than me sweet Rebecca. Stronger than most my friend! I know there is a huge hole in your heart that can never be filled but I also know you will live on as Noah would want. You will be ok and so will Jaycee and his father. Noah’s incredible soul will always be right there with you. I believe we are all on this earth to either teach lessons, learn lessons or both. Noah has certainly exceeded in his job of teaching everyone who knew him, or knew of him, how to live the time we have on this earth to the best of your ability no matter what life hands you. And you sweet Rebecca, have taught the same and will continue teaching everyone around you, with impeccable grace, how to survive for the remainder of your time on earth after the greatest loss a parent can have. Someone once told me that if parents, who have lost a child, met on earth, that the children would meet in Heaven. I would bet my life that Connor and Noah met at a lake and fished together and have made plans to do it again and again. Something I want to leave you with that I think about almost daily. I have stayed in touch with all of Connor’s close friends. I said to one of them a few months after Connor went home to Heaven, that each day that passes I miss him more and it feels like he is getting further away from me. That friend, Daniel who was about 20 at the time, responded with, “But why don’t you think of it as one day closer to seeing him again?” So that is what I do! Hang in there sweet Rebecca! I love you!

  5. Rebecca even though I didn’t get to see him/you often, my heart overflows with love for Noah. I told everyone who would listen how proud I was of him as he was bravely fighting the cancer scares and how he fought it with a smile on his face. Heaven gained a brave warrior. My heart is breaking for you and Alan. Wish I could be there just to hold you while you grieve I love you, Aunt Frannie/Noah’s great Auntie

  6. The news of Noah’s passing is devastating. I’m so sorry. My prayers go out for peace and comfort to your entire family.

  7. Noah.. such an example of a fighter and amazing human being! Always ready to put on work and encourage his teammates, you’ll be missed by the many lives you touched ~ Coach Carrie

  8. Hey this is mostly for jace but so sorry man and Ik we were never the best of friends but ik there isn’t anything I can say to help with the pain and we can’t change the past for however much we my want to but keep your head up and if there is ever anything I can help with lmk sorry I can’t do more to help love you brother say strong

  9. I was honored to first meet Noah when he was 4 years old. He respectfully called me Miss Nancy! When he was younger, I was privileged to received drawings and crafts he had made. Noah had an infectious smile! Noah was a fighter!

    His memories will live on, you will be missed.

    Hugs to Rebecca, Jayce, Allen and your extended family you are all in my thoughts.

  10. Again I’m so sorry for your loss. I was so shocked when I heard he passed, he was doing so good and fighting so strongly I for sure thought he was going to make it. He is with my other family members up in heaven, probably making them laugh and smile like he does best. He always loved to make people smile and laugh. I had 5 of my own family members died within the last 4 months. I know how it feels, he will be deeply missed. May he rest in peace with the Lord and all the other Angel’s in heaven.

  11. I am so incredibly heart broken for all of you. What a terrible loss for this world! I have no doubt the angels greeted that sweet boy at the gates with wide open arms! All my love and thoughts are with you guys!

  12. I am devastated seeing this. I met Noah through friends playing games online and now I’ll forever cherish those moments. His sense of humor never failed to put a smile on my face, it truly is heartbreaking losing someone who radiated such positivity the way Noah did. Rest in peace King, you will live on forever in our hearts and our memories.

  13. A true warrior that never gave up. He was truly a light to everyone he crossed paths with, and I was fortunate to be one. He will always have a home with Accolade and will be greatly missed.

  14. I am so sorry for your loss. My heart aches for your family. I will be praying for you.

  15. I am so incredibly sorry for your loss. It’s wonderful to read more about Noah, Rebecca.

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