Rider to note 90th birthday

Dolores Rider

Dolores Rider, Richfield, will celebrate her 90th birthday.

Dolores was born May 19, 1929, in West Jordan, to Harold Allen and Adeline Riggs Egbert. She joined sister, Barbara, and brother, Hal. 

When their father was fatally injured in an industrial accident in 1932, Adeline took her children back to her beloved Kanab. Dolores loved growing up in Kanab and that red dirt still runs in her veins. She graduated from Kanab High School and then moved to Salt Lake City to work. 

She lived in the Beehive House while there. Dolores married Mel Rider Oct. 1, 1950, and they moved to Richfield. They raised their children, Julie, Russ, Jim and Ryan, in Richfield and still live in the first home they bought. They have 19 grandchildren, 24 great-grandchildren and one great-great-granddaughter. 

Dolores enjoyed sewing and was a beautiful seamstress. She made clothes for many people in the area and did alterations for The Olive Shoppe for many years. Later she went to work in the office at Christensen’s Department Store.

Dolores is active in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and has served in many positions in primary and Relief Society. She is a member of Daughters of Utah Pioneers serving as secretary for many years.

She has made many lifelong friends wherever she has gone. Dolores’s hobbies include sewing, quilting, crocheting, cooking, canning, reading and visiting with everyone. Dolores is currently residing at Stonehenge in Richfield, where she loves visits from her family and friends. 

A joint birthday celebration with Mel will be held June 29 at Stonehenge.

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