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

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Contributor: uteman23 Created: 3 years ago Updated: 3 years 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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Contributor: uteman23 Created: 3 years ago Updated: 3 years 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 15 years old when Adolf Hitler signs an order to begin the systematic euthanasia of mentally ill and disabled people. Adolf Hitler was a German politician, demagogue, and Pan-German revolutionary, who was the leader of the Nazi Party, Chancellor of Germany from 1933 to 1945 and Führer ("Leader") of Nazi Germany from 1934 to 1945. As dictator, Hitler initiated World War II in Europe with the invasion of Poland in September 1939, and was central to the Holocaust.
Gwendolyn H. Rider was 21 years old when World War II: German forces in the west agree to an unconditional surrender. The German Instrument of Surrender ended World War II in Europe. The definitive text was signed in Karlshorst, Berlin, on the night of 8 May 1945 by representatives of the three armed services of the Oberkommando der Wehrmacht (OKW) and the Allied Expeditionary Force together with the Supreme High Command of the Red Army, with further French and US representatives signing as witnesses. The signing took place 9 May 1945 at 00:16 local time.
Gwendolyn H. Rider was 29 years old when Jonas Salk announced the successful test of his polio vaccine on a small group of adults and children (vaccination pictured). Jonas Edward Salk was an American medical researcher and virologist. He discovered and developed one of the first successful polio vaccines. Born in New York City, he attended New York University School of Medicine, later choosing to do medical research instead of becoming a practicing physician. In 1939, after earning his medical degree, Salk began an internship as a physician scientist at Mount Sinai Hospital. Two years later he was granted a fellowship at the University of Michigan, where he would study flu viruses with his mentor Thomas Francis, Jr.
Gwendolyn H. Rider was 45 years old when During the Apollo 11 mission, Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin became the first humans to walk on the Moon. Apollo 11 was the spaceflight that landed the first two people on the Moon. Mission commander Neil Armstrong and pilot Buzz Aldrin, both American, landed the lunar module Eagle on July 20, 1969, at 20:17 UTC. Armstrong became the first person to step onto the lunar surface six hours after landing on July 21 at 02:56:15 UTC; Aldrin joined him about 20 minutes later. They spent about two and a quarter hours together outside the spacecraft, and collected 47.5 pounds (21.5 kg) of lunar material to bring back to Earth. Michael Collins piloted the command module Columbia alone in lunar orbit while they were on the Moon's surface. Armstrong and Aldrin spent 21.5 hours on the lunar surface before rejoining Columbia in lunar orbit.
Gwendolyn H. Rider was 48 years old when Munich massacre: Nine Israeli athletes die (along with a German policeman) at the hands of the Palestinian "Black September" terrorist group after being taken hostage at the Munich Olympic Games. Two other Israeli athletes were slain in the initial attack the previous day. The Munich massacre was an attack during the 1972 Summer Olympics in Munich, West Germany, in which the Palestinian terrorist group Black September took eleven Israeli Olympic team members hostage and killed them along with a West German police officer.
Gwendolyn H. Rider was 58 years old when Michael Jackson's Thriller, the best-selling album of all time, was released. Michael Joseph Jackson was an American singer, songwriter, and dancer. Dubbed the "King of Pop", he was one of the most popular entertainers in the world, and was the best-selling music artist during the year of his death. Jackson's contributions to music, dance, and fashion along with his publicized personal life made him a global figure in popular culture for over four decades.
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.
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