Earline R. Johnson Rigmaiden

July 11, 1927October 31, 2011

Earline Rose Rigmaiden, wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother passed on to glory on October 31, 2011 after a brief illness. She was 84 years old. Earline was preceded in death by her parents, Esther and Earl Johnson, brothers Ernest Miller, Crawford Johnson, and sister Lois Johnson Gaines. She is survived by her husband of 64 years, Charles Rigmaiden and children Paul (Shari) Rigmaiden of Modesto, CA; Kenneth (Kenya) Rigmaiden of Gambrills, MD; Susan Rigmaiden of Newark, CA; and Stephen (Maria) Rigmaiden of Livermore, CA. Earline was very close to her husband Charles' siblings Golden McMillon, William Rigmaiden, Soney Rigmaiden, Richard Rigmaiden, Antoine Rigmaiden, and Thomas Rigmaiden. She shared particularly strong sisterly bonds with Helen Rigmaiden Miles, Selina Rigmaiden Lee, and Mary Rigmaiden Marrizette. Grandma Earl reveled in the company of her grandchildren Mahndisa (Thomas) Davis of Modesto, CA; Nonameko (Cameron) McClure of Atlanta, GA; Rashida Rigmaiden of Pasadena, MD; Stephen Rigmaiden of Fremont, CA; Kenyatta Rigmaiden of Klamath Falls, OR; Charles Rigmaiden of Laurel, MD; Jessica Rigmaiden of Newark, CA; and Thobeka Rigmaiden of San Jose, CA. She also leaves behind six great-grandchildren, Stevie Rose Rigmaiden, Treyton Anthony Rigmaiden, Zahra Rigmaiden-McClure, Enabran Ra Rigmaiden-Davis, Knight SePhir Rigmaiden, and Layla Denise Rigmaiden. Earline had many other relatives and friends who were all touched by her friendly demeanor and level headed approach to the issues that affect all of us in our daily lives. She will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved her. The family gratefully acknowledges the special care provided by the Alexander Cohen Hospice House in Hughson. In lieu of customary remembrances, the family humbly requests that memorial contributions in Earline’s honor be directed to either the American Cancer Society or the American Diabetes Association.


  • Funeral Service Monday, November 7, 2011

Earline R. Johnson Rigmaiden

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Mahndisa Rigmaiden

March 12, 2012

I didn't see the site here and it warms my heart to see some pictures of my Grandmother and other family members. I loved her and she loved all of us so much! Such a level headed person with a strong spiritual bond with the Lord. I know she's in Heaven now:)

Candace Nisby

November 8, 2011

Susan, my condolences go out to you and your family.

November 7, 2011

Susan, my wife and I want to express our deepest condolences at this very difficult time . Our thoughts and prayers will always be with you and your family. Even though I only met your mother a couple of time, she was very impressionable and I always admired her for that. She will always be remembered as my favorite aunt. May God bless and keep you.
Kenneth & Verda Gaines (Houston, Tx.)

November 6, 2011

Susan, We extend to you and your family our deepest sympathy in this time of great loss. We ask God to help you through this time of grief. He is able to let you know why he choose one that you loved so deeply. Our prayers are for you daily.

Forrest & Dorothy

Rex White

November 6, 2011

"Susan words might not heal the pain of losing your mother. May God's blessings and your memories of your mother support your family forever. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family."

Barry and Sylvia Stokes

November 5, 2011

We express our deepest sympathy to Susan and the entire Rigmaiden family during this time of loss. Our thought and prayers are with you.

Karen Simms (IUPAT)

November 3, 2011

Mr. Rigmaiden,

Although no words can really help to ease the loss you bear, just know that you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.

May God give you strength as well as courage to deal with the loss of your mother.

Peace and Blessings

Lakewood Funeral Home

November 2, 2011

Offering our deepest condolences during this difficult time.