Phyllis Martha Rider |

Phyllis Martha Rider

Memorial services will take place Jan. 28 for Phyllis Martha Rider, who passed away peacefully Jan. 12, 2006.

A second generation Finn, Phyllis was born May 12, 1927, in Astoria, Ore., to Eino and Aino Ryding. She grew up in Clatskinle and Astoria, Ore. After she married in 1953 she moved to San Diego, where her husband was stationed in the U.S. Navy. The past 12 years she had been a resident of Menlo Park, Calif. She was an avid reader, the valedictorian of her high school class, an excellent seamstress and she loved to dance. Phyllis was a wonderful homemaker, mother and grandmother. She will remembered for her love of life and her generosity to all. She was always there for those in need. She will be missed each and every day and will be in the hearts of her family and friends forever.

She is survived by her husband, Fredrick Rider of South Lake Tahoe; son, Jonathon Rider; daughter and son-in-law, Valerie and Gary George; grandson, Jonathon Paul Pierce; brothers and sisters, Norma DeMent, Irene Heam, Robert Ryding, Allen Ryding, Teresa Adams and Barbara Cordell; and many in-laws, nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

Memorial services will begin at 1 p.m. Jan. 28 at McFarlane Mortuary, 887 Emerald Bay Road.

In lieu of flowers the family would appreciate memorial contributions be made to the American Cancer Society, (800) 227-2345. Condolences may be sent to 10 Coleman Place, No. 2, Menlo Park, CA 94023.

Arrangements are by McFarlane Mortuary. (530) 541-3095.

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