L. Kennard Riding 1927 ~ 2011Comment on this story
L. Kennard Riding passed away on Aug. 11, 2011, in Delta. He was born in Delta, Utah, on March 29, 1927, to Lionel Hale and Ardella Cook Riding. He graduated from Delta High School in 1945 and served an LDS Mission to the Northwestern States. On Dec. 9, 1949, he married Marjorie Dawn Jeffery in the Manti Temple. Together they raised 10 children in Delta where they lived until her death in Dec. 2009. Kennard was an active member of the LDS Church and the Delta Volunteer Fire Department. He loved traveling, running, fishing, camping, bowling, and spending time with his family. He will forever be remembered for his great sense of humor and his service to others. Kennard is survived by his children: Alan (Shariden) Riding, Steven (Candice) Riding, Camille (Shane) Rowley, Marcia (Karl) Mecham, Dana (Ted) Rempp, Neal (Trish) Riding, all of Delta; and Lauralee (Kayle) Dutson, Stockton; Jillyn Riding, St. George; Stace (Autumn) Riding, Grantsville; and Cinda (Lanny) Carter, Mayfield; 52 grandchildren and 55 great-grandchildren. He is also survived by one sister, Bonnie (Raymond) Vest, Salt Lake City, UT. Kennard was preceded in death by his wife, his parents, one brother (Robert H. Riding), and one sister (Betty Ann Riding). Funeral services will be held Friday, August 19, 2011 at 11:00 a.m. in the Delta First Ward Chapel, 222 West 200 North. Friends may call Thursday, August 18, 2011, from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at the Delta First Ward building and again from 9:30 to 10:45 a.m. prior to the services. Burial will be in the Delta City Cemetery. Online condolences at rasmussenmortuary.com.