Gwendolyn H. Rider

16 Aug 1924 - 12 May 2008


Gwendolyn H. Rider

16 Aug 1924 - 12 May 2008
edit Edit Record
photo Add Images
group_add Add Family
description Add a memory

Gwendolyn H. Rider 1924 ~ 2008 Gwendolyn Mary Higgins Rider passed away Monday, May 12, 2008.She was born August 16, 1924 to Leonard A. and Ivy Banham Higgins, in Salt Lake City, UT. She lived the life she wanted to live. She was the motivation behind the creation of Rider Plastics along with her hu
Register to get full access to the grave site record of Gwendolyn H. Rider
Terms and Conditions

We want you to know exactly how our service works and why we need your registration in order to allow full access to our records.

terms and conditions

Contact Permissions

We’d like to send you special offers and deals exclusive to BillionGraves users to help your family history research. All emails ​include an unsubscribe link. You ​may opt-out at any time.

Thanks for registering with!
In order to gain full access to this record, please verify your email by opening the welcome email that we just sent to you.
Sign up the easy way

Use your facebook account to register with BillionGraves. It will be one less password to remember. You can always add an email and password later.


Life Information

Gwendolyn H. Rider


Lake Hills Cemetery

10055 S State St
Sandy, Salt Lake, Utah
United States


May 31, 2011


May 31, 2011

Nearby Graves

Nearby GravesTM

Some family members have different last names, but they’re still buried relatively close to one another. View grave sites based on name, distance from the original site, and find those missing relatives.

Upgrade to BG+

Find more about Gwendolyn H....

We found more records about Gwendolyn H. Rider.

Grave Site of Gwendolyn H.


Gwendolyn H. Rider is buried in the Lake Hills Cemetery at the location displayed on the map below. This GPS information is ONLY available at BillionGraves. Our technology can help you find the gravesite and other family members buried nearby.

Download the free BillionGraves mobile app for iPhone and Android before you go to the cemetery and it will guide you right to the gravesite.
android Google play phone_iphone App Store




Contributor: uteman23 Created: 4 months ago Updated: 4 months ago

Gwendolyn H. Rider 1924 ~ 2008 Gwendolyn Mary Higgins Rider passed away Monday, May 12, 2008.She was born August 16, 1924 to Leonard A. and Ivy Banham Higgins, in Salt Lake City, UT. She lived the life she wanted to live. She was the motivation behind the creation of Rider Plastics along with her husband Max and his family. She remained active in the everyday operations until October 2007. She had a very independent personality, living in San Francisco to work as a young woman during World War II. After returning to the Salt Lake Valley she met Max on a blind date. They were married June 18, 1947, in the Salt Lake Temple. She loved playing golf, bowling, bridge, reading, and was an avid sports fan. Her greatest thrill was watching the Yankees play ball. She was a member of PTA and the Hi-Steppers dance club. She loved to travel, especially to Newport Beach California. She was an exceptional cook, particularly her Christmas morning breakfasts with her family. She loved butter so much she had her own butter dish at each of her family members' homes. She loved to drive her new Cadillac but refused to pump her own gas. She spent many pleasant days at the cabin in the mountains, with lifelong friends. She taught all of her children and grandchildren how to play cards and spent many happy hours playing with them. Gwen and Max were wonderful parents to Nancy, Kevin, and Sally. They raised Chandler, Sally's son from his birth. Preceded in death by her husband Max, daughter Sally, grandson Kevin, and brothers Leonard and Ray Higgins. Gwen is survived by; daughter Nancy (Kevin) Haslam, son Kevin (Dolly) Rider, 14 grandchildren and spouses, 14 great grandchildren and two expected shortly, sister Millicent Rimmasch, and numerous nieces and nephews. Graveside services will be held Saturday, May 17, 2008, 12 noon at Lake Hills Cemetery, 10055 So. State Street. A viewing will be held Friday, 6-8 p.m. at Larkin Sunset Lawn, 2350 E. 1300 So. Online condolences at The family would like to express their gratitude to Cyndy, her caregiver. Also a special thanks to Sandy and Kay, from Superior Homecare and Hospice, for all the loving care provided to Gwen and all of us who loved her.

Marriage Announcement & Bridal Roster

Contributor: uteman23 Created: 4 months ago Updated: 4 months ago

From the Salt Lake Telegram, April 23, 1947 From the Salt Lake Telegram, June 19, 1947

Life timeline of Gwendolyn H. Rider

Gwendolyn H. Rider was born on 16 Aug 1924
Gwendolyn H. Rider was 6 years old when Great Depression: In a State of the Union message, U.S. President Herbert Hoover proposes a $150 million (equivalent to $2,197,000,000 in 2017) public works program to help generate jobs and stimulate the economy. The Great Depression was a severe worldwide economic depression that took place mostly during the 1930s, beginning in the United States. The timing of the Great Depression varied across nations; in most countries it started in 1929 and lasted until the late-1930s. It was the longest, deepest, and most widespread depression of the 20th century. In the 21st century, the Great Depression is commonly used as an example of how far the world's economy can decline.
See More
Gwendolyn H. Rider was 20 years old when World War II: The Allied invasion of Normandy—codenamed Operation Overlord—begins with the execution of Operation Neptune (commonly referred to as D-Day), the landing of 155,000 Allied troops on the beaches of Normandy in France. The Allied soldiers quickly break through the Atlantic Wall and push inland in the largest amphibious military operation in history. The Allies of World War II, called the United Nations from the 1 January 1942 declaration, were the countries that together opposed the Axis powers during the Second World War (1939–1945). The Allies promoted the alliance as a means to control German, Japanese and Italian aggression.
See More
Gwendolyn H. Rider was 31 years old when Disneyland Hotel opens to the public in Anaheim, California. The Disneyland Hotel is a resort hotel located at the Disneyland Resort in Anaheim, California, owned by the Walt Disney Company and operated through its Parks, Experiences and Consumer Products division. Opened on October 5, 1955, as a motor inn owned and operated by Jack Wrather under an agreement with Walt Disney, the hotel was the first to officially bear the Disney name. Under Wrather's ownership, the hotel underwent several expansions and renovations over the years before being acquired by Disney in 1988. The hotel was downsized to its present capacity in 1999 as part of the Disneyland Resort expansion.
See More
Gwendolyn H. Rider was 41 years old when Thirty-five hundred United States Marines are the first American land combat forces committed during the Vietnam War. The United States Marine Corps (USMC), also referred to as the United States Marines, is a branch of the United States Armed Forces responsible for conducting amphibious operations with the United States Navy. The U.S. Marine Corps is one of the four armed service branches in the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) and one of the seven uniformed services of the United States.
See More
Gwendolyn H. Rider was 53 years old when Star Wars is released in theaters. Star Wars is a 1977 American epic space opera film written and directed by George Lucas. It is the first film in the original Star Wars trilogy and the beginning of the Star Wars franchise. Starring Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Peter Cushing, Alec Guinness, David Prowse, James Earl Jones, Anthony Daniels, Kenny Baker, and Peter Mayhew, the film focuses on the Rebel Alliance, led by Princess Leia (Fisher), and its attempt to destroy the Galactic Empire's space station, the Death Star.
See More
Gwendolyn H. Rider was 65 years old when The tanker Exxon Valdez spilled 10.8 million US gallons (260,000 bbl; 41,000 m3) of oil into Prince William Sound, Alaska, causing one of the most devastating man-made maritime environmental disasters. A tanker is a ship designed to transport or store liquids or gases in bulk. Major types of tankship include the oil tanker, the chemical tanker, and gas carrier. Tankers also carry commodities such as vegetable oils, molasses and wine. In the United States Navy and Military Sealift Command, a tanker used to refuel other ships is called an oiler but many other navies use the terms tanker and replenishment tanker.
See More
Gwendolyn H. Rider was 67 years old when The World Wide Web is opened to the public. The World Wide Web (WWW), also called the Web, is an information space where documents and other web resources are identified by Uniform Resource Locators (URLs), interlinked by hypertext links, and accessible via the Internet. English scientist Tim Berners-Lee invented the World Wide Web in 1989. He wrote the first web browser in 1990 while employed at CERN in Switzerland. The browser was released outside CERN in 1991, first to other research institutions starting in January 1991 and to the general public on the Internet in August 1991.
See More
Gwendolyn H. Rider died on 12 May 2008 at the age of 83
Grave record for Gwendolyn H. Rider (16 Aug 1924 - 12 May 2008), BillionGraves Record 6259 Sandy, Salt Lake, Utah, United States