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Zoeller Funeral Home

615 Landa, New Braunfels, TX

OBITUARY

Emily I. Riding

19 March, 19286 February, 2020

Emily Iona Riding, age 91 was welcomed by the hand of God on February 6, 2020 at her New Braunfels home. Em was born on March 19, 1928 in Morehouse, MO to Neva Mariah Ford and Cirt Yancy and had 7 siblings. She and her husband Dave moved to Texas in 1957 and quickly felt home in what was then a quaint town called New Braunfels. It reminded them of their previous home in New Baden, IL., also of German heritage, where they raised their first four children.

Em made volunteerism a career. She loved to fish, garden and enjoy nature. She was an avid bridge player and an Elder at the New Braunfels Presbyterian Church where the foundation of her faith was nurtured and she continued to live simply, love generously, speak truthfully, serve faithfully and left everything else to God.

She is survived by son, David E. Riding III; son, Dan Riding and daughter in law Elaine; daughter, Darlene Wengert and son in law Ken; son, Gary Riding and daughter in law Jeanine; daughter, Kay Holt and son in law Dave; and sister, Siddie Ellen Swain. She was blessed with 7 grandchildren, 13 great grand children and 1 great great grandson.

A memorial service will be held at New Braunfels Presbyterian Church, 373 Howard St., Monday, February 10, 2020 at 11:00 am. In Lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Family Promise of New Braunfels or New Braunfels Presbyterian Church Stephen Ministry.

  • FAMILY

  • She is survived by son, David E. Riding III; son, Dan Riding and daughter in law Elaine; daughter, Darlene Wengert and son in law Ken; son, Gary Riding and daughter in law Jeanine; daughter, Kay Holt and son in law Dave; and sister, Siddie Ellen Swain. She was blessed with 7 grandchildren, 13 great grand children and 1 great great grandson.

Services

  • Memorial Service Monday, 10 February , 2020

Memories

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Rodger Canion

10 February 2020

Gary and Jeanine, I am so sorry to hear of your mother’s passing. Thinking of you during this time of sorrow.

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY