Mildred L. Riddle

March 23, 1927October 19, 2018

Mrs. Mildred L. Riddle, 91, of Hamilton, passed away Friday, October 19, 2018. Service will be held at 2:00 p.m. Monday, October 22nd, at Riley Funeral Home in Hamilton with Reverend Chuck Claburn officiating. Visitation will be from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Sunday, October 21st, at the funeral home.

Mildred was born March 23, 1927 to Bill and Mary (Wigginton) Pate in Rosebud, Texas. She was a longtime resident of Hamilton. Mildred was a member of First Baptist Church. She married the love of her life, Robert Riddle on March 5, 1947. They celebrated 54 wonderful years of marriage together. Mildred was a homemaker. She enjoyed gardening, sewing and spending time with grandchildren.

She is preceded in death by her parents; husband, Robert Riddle; one brother, and three sisters.

Mildred leaves behind to cherish her memories, son, Pete Pounds and wife, Freda of Fort Davis, daughter, Patsy Perucca and husband, Lynn of Granbury, daughter, Linda Tankersley and husband Dale of Belton, son, Michael Riddle of Carlsbad, NM, and daughter, Nancy Claburn and husband Chuck of Monahans; 23 grandchildren, 20 great-grandchildren, 2 great-great grandchildren, and one on the way.

The family would like to thank the staff at Hamilton Health Care and Solais Hospice for the care given to their mother.


  • Bill Pate, Father
  • Mary Francis Pate, Mother
  • Pete Pounds, Son
  • Freda Pounds, Daughter-in-law
  • Patsy Perucca, Daughter
  • Lynn Perucca, Son-in-law
  • Linda Tankersley, Daughter
  • Dale Tankersley, Son-in-law
  • Mildred Riddle, Son
  • Nancy Cladburn, Daughter
  • Chuck Claburn, Son-in-law

  • Grandson's


  • Visitation Sunday, October 21, 2018
  • Funeral Service Monday, October 22, 2018

Mildred L. Riddle

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Edward Westbrook

October 22, 2018

Mildred and Robert were Dear Friends to Linda and I. I am so sorry we couldn't attend the services, as we have a daughter in surgery in Dallas today for reconstructive breast surgery. Just know we loved both and they will be sorely missed. Our deepest condolences to family and other friends.

Carla Geeo

October 21, 2018

I will never forget the thoughtfulness and kindness of Mrs Riddle. My Mother was a patient there in the nursing home in 2013. She had dementia an I visited every evening at dinner time. Mildred an I became good friends. She told me she looked after Mom, when she was up in her chair in the lobby and at the nurses station. One day "Sally" was messing with Mom's feet said Mildred, and she told her "leave Betty's feet alone." I always got a Mildred hug, even when I visited there after Mom passed away! After these 5 years, of seeing her there I will miss my hug. Coincidentally, today is my Mom's birthday. Two wonderful ladies. God Bless

Shawna Bullard

October 21, 2018

It was a great pleasure knowing you and your family just know you will be deeply missed by me and my family. You were a blessing to me I could be feeling ill or just having the worst day you would give me hugs and kisses tell me to sit down . Your children were amazing as well I love you all so happy to see you at peace!!!! I loved taking care of you and my grandma Maggie Ballard loved you as well you was a wonderful friend go her bless you love you my other granny.... Hug and kiss my grandma in heaven for me 😘