OBITUARY

Norma Bethene Riddle

July 8, 1936January 5, 2021

Norma Bethene Riddle of Naches passed away January 5, 2021 at Cottage in the Meadow in Yakima. Our mother was born in Bloomington, Nebraska on July 8, 1936 to Edward George Lantis and Mary Ann McNealy. Mom was the “baby” of the family.

Mom’s family made their trek to the Yakima Valley in the early 1940’s and settled in the Tieton area where she attended school and met our Dad, Alfred Riddle. Our parents were married December 4, 1953 and would have celebrated 67 years of marriage this past December. Our dad, whom mom was fiercely devoted and loved dearly, passed away September 5, 2020.

After mom and dad were married and settled in the Tieton community, they began their life-long work of farming apples, pears and cherries. When mom was not working in the orchard thinning, picking, bin checking, or doing her “book work” she was being a valued and respected employee at many different fruit packing warehouses in the upper valley. As devoted as mom was to dad, just mention one of her kids and you knew her devotion and love for her kids was golden!

Growing up there were many fishing trips, hunting trips, camping trips and several “after harvest” road trip vacations to Montana, Nebraska and Missouri to visit family. Mom and dad continued to travel in their motor home enjoying many retired years together visiting family, sight seeing, fishing, and yes, playing the slots. Mom enjoyed playing just about any card or board game and this became a favorite activity especially when her grand kids came to visit.

Our mom would not be happy if we did not express how much she and dad loved their grandchildren. Every one of you brought such great joy and happiness to your grandparents. Grandma and Grandpa were so proud of you all. When the grandchildren starting arriving we siblings got to see our kids enjoy some of mom’s special traditions from our child hoods…like painting Christmas scenes on the front room windows, baking Easter bunny cakes, coloring hard boiled eggs for hiding and making her famous deviled eggs for Easter dinner. Mom was creative and she always made our holidays and birthdays special.

Mom was kind, graceful and soft-spoken but was never afraid to speak her mind, and possibly, (wink –wink) enjoyed pushing dad’s buttons on occasion debating some trivial topic. She taught us to treat people the way we would want to be treated, and to lend a helping hand when the opportunity arises. She instilled in us the value of doing our best at what ever we were attempting and to be grateful for what we had. Job well done mother!

Mom is survived by daughter Christina (Kevin) Herald of Naches, Dan (Sheri) Riddle of Yakima, Don (Janelle) Riddle of Naches, Doug (Melody) Riddle of Selah, and Darrell (Kelli) Riddle of Yakima. Norma has 9 grandchildren, Andy, Amber, Beth, Owen, Aaron, Tayler, Courtney, Brandon and Laura. Also 3 great- grandchildren; Gunnar, Scarlett and Nora. Mom is survived by several nieces and nephews.

Mom is also survived by two very special nieces, Janice Hoofnagle and Patty Rhoades. Our family is thankful for your love and support you gave our parents, especially our mom, your Auntie Norma.

Mom is preceded in death by husband Alfred, grandson Andrew, son-in-law Kevin, her parents, Edward and Mary, and her brothers Carl, Lauren, Calvin, Everett and sisters Darlene, Lena and Vera.

Mom we love you, we miss you and we look forward to seeing you again when we are called home.

  • FAMILY

  • Normais survived by daughter Christina (Kevin) Herald of Naches, Dan (Sheri) Riddle of Yakima, Don (Janelle) Riddle of Naches, Doug (Melody) Riddle of Selah, and Darrell (Kelli) Riddle of Yakima. Norma has 9 grandchildren, Andy, Amber, Beth, Owen, Aaron, Tayler, Courtney, Brandon and Laura. Also 3 great- grandchildren; Gunnar, Scarlett and Nora. Mom is survived by several nieces and nephews.


    Mom is also survived by two very special nieces, Janice Hoofnagle and Patty Rhoades. Our family is thankful for your love and support you gave our parents, especially our mom, your Auntie Norma.
  • PALLBEARERS

  • Owen Riddle, Casket Bearer
  • Tayler Riddle, Casket Bearer
  • Aaron Riddle, Casket Bearer
  • Brandon Riddle, Casket Bearer
  • Len Riddle, Casket Bearer
  • Dennis Robison, Casket Bearer

Services

  • Visitation

    Monday, January 11, 2021

  • Graveside Service

    Tuesday, January 12, 2021

Memories

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Janice and Pat Arens ( Robison)

January 10, 2021

We want to send our condolences and prayers to the Riddle family. We will not be able to attend any service’s because we are having to adhere to the COVID-19 quarantine rule until Jan’s procedure is done. Again we want to send our deepest condolences. Pat and Jan Arens (Robison).

Elizabeth Riddle

January 9, 2021

Grandma, we love you and we will miss you! ❤❤
You and Andy keep Grandpa in line up there!
You were apart of my best memories as a child, and you taught me what true unconditional love is. You taught me that I can do and have anything I want, but only if I work for it. I will be forever thankful that God picked me to be your granddaughter.
Until we meet again, keep our seats warm! Love you with all our hearts,
Bethie and Gunnar

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