Gwendolyn H. Rider

16 Aug 1924 - 12 May 2008

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Gwendolyn H. Rider

16 Aug 1924 - 12 May 2008
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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

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Gwendolyn H. Rider


Lake Hills Cemetery

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


May 31, 2011


April 10, 2020


May 31, 2011

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Contributor: uteman23 Created: 1 year ago Updated: 1 year 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.

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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.
Gwendolyn H. Rider was 17 years old when World War II: The Imperial Japanese Navy made a surprise attack on Pearl Harbor in Hawaii, intending to neutralize the United States Pacific Fleet from influencing the war Japan was planning to wage in Southeast Asia. World War II, also known as the Second World War, was a global war that lasted from 1939 to 1945, although conflicts reflecting the ideological clash between what would become the Allied and Axis blocs began earlier. The vast majority of the world's countries—including all of the great powers—eventually formed two opposing military alliances: the Allies and the Axis. It was the most global war in history; it directly involved more than 100 million people from over 30 countries. In a state of total war, the major participants threw their entire economic, industrial, and scientific capabilities behind the war effort, blurring the distinction between civilian and military resources. World War II was the deadliest conflict in human history, marked by 50 to 85 million fatalities, most of whom were civilians in the Soviet Union and China. It included massacres, the genocide of the Holocaust, strategic bombing, premeditated death from starvation and disease and the only use of nuclear weapons in war.
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.
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.
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.
Gwendolyn H. Rider was 56 years old when Mount St. Helens erupts in Washington, United States, killing 57 people and causing $3 billion in damage. Mount St. Helens or Louwala-Clough is an active stratovolcano located in Skamania County, Washington, in the Pacific Northwest region of the United States. It is 50 miles (80 km) northeast of Portland, Oregon and 96 miles (154 km) south of Seattle, Washington. Mount St. Helens takes its English name from the British diplomat Lord St Helens, a friend of explorer George Vancouver who made a survey of the area in the late 18th century. The volcano is located in the Cascade Range and is part of the Cascade Volcanic Arc, a segment of the Pacific Ring of Fire that includes over 160 active volcanoes. This volcano is well known for its ash explosions and pyroclastic flows.
Gwendolyn H. Rider was 70 years old when The Rwandan genocide begins when the aircraft carrying Rwandan president Juvénal Habyarimana and Burundian president Cyprien Ntaryamira is shot down. The Rwandan genocide, also known as the genocide against the Tutsi, was a genocidal mass slaughter of Tutsi in Rwanda by members of the Hutu majority government. An estimated 500,000 to 1,000,000 Rwandans were killed during the 100-day period from 7 April to mid-July 1994, constituting as many as 70% of the Tutsi population. Additionally, 30% of the Pygmy Batwa were killed. The genocide and widespread slaughter of Rwandans ended when the Tutsi-backed and heavily armed Rwandan Patriotic Front (RPF) led by Paul Kagame took control of the country. An estimated 2,000,000 Rwandans, mostly Hutus, were displaced and became refugees.
Gwendolyn H. Rider died on 12 May 2008 at the age of 83
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