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Dale Ridd

05/17/1928 - 11/19/2019

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Our amazing father, Dale Ridd, passed away peacefully on November 19, 2019 at the age of 91. He will be remembered for his happy countenance, positive attitude and gracious heart. He loved everyone he ever met and they loved him too. He loved this life and lived his life to the very fullest while he was still able.

Dale was born at home in Hunter, Utah on May 17, 1928 to Heber Eugene and Etta Day Ridd. He was the fifth child and fourth son in his family of eight children. He grew on the family farm and learned to work hard at an early age.

It was love at first sight when he met Marta Jeanne Lambert at BYU. They were married on September 3, 1948 in the Salt Lake Temple. They had two sons and two daughters.

Dale was a very skilled builder and woodworker. He was a masonry contractor and then business owner and was successful in all he did. He loved music, singing, woodworking, restoring cars, riding and playing with horses, building horse carts and water skiing.

Dale is survived by his children Colleen (Ken) Howcroft, Cottonwood Heights, Vern (Mitzi), Rigby, ID, Jim (Julie), Fruit Heights, and Debi (Scott) Hanks, Pleasant Grove; fifteen grandchildren; 33 great-grandchildren; siblings LaMar, Merrill (Codele), LaVelle Moss; sister-in-law Susan Ridd. Preceded in death by his wife; parents; four brothers and one sister.

Funeral services will be held on Saturday, November 23rd at 11:00 AM at Larkin Sunset Gardens, 1950 East Dimple Dell Rd. (10600 S.), Sandy. Friends are invited to greet the family during a viewing from 9:30 to 10:45 AM. Interment to follow at Memorial Holladay Cemetery, 4900 S. Memory Lane (1900 East), Holladay, Utah.

In lieu of flowers, the family request donations to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Humanitarian Fund.

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  • Upon hearing of Dale’s passing came pleasant memories and wonderful feelings that the Bonhams have always had with the Ridds. Dale was an exceptional individual and a great influence to my father. I’ll bet Dale and dad have had a pleasant reunion. May peace be felt by the family and loved ones as they pay tribute to this wonderful man.

    — Craig Bonham
  • Sincere sympathy to all the family. Dale was a joy and a delight to be around.

    Cousin June

    — June Krambule

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