Obituaries for the day of October 26, 2011
LOCAL FUNERALS AND VISITATIONS
Oct. 28 — Beth Jones, viewing, 9 to 11 a.m., Daniels-Knopp Funeral, Cremation and Life Celebration Center; graveside service, 1 p.m., Union Cemetery; gathering, Union Methodist Church fellowship hall
Nov. 2 — John Ridder, memorial service, 10:30 a.m., First Presbyterian Church, La Grande
John was born July 31, 1935, in Malang, Indonesia. He was the son of Pieter Ridder and Ann Koning Ridder. John has lived in many places throughout the world, including Indonesia, Holland, California and Oregon. In 1957, he married Jennie Wassenaar.
John was employed with the Southern California Edison Co. for 35 years. He enjoyed sailing, traveling in an RV and camping. He was an active member of the Walla Walla Yacht Club.
Surviving are his wife, Jennie; his two sons and their spouses, Peter and Kim Ridder of La Grande and George and Tammy Ridder of Barstow, Calif.; his brother and spouse, Piet and Renata Ridder of Heerenveen; four grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.
John was preceded in death by his parents, Piet and Ann.