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Obituary: Florence Kading Riding

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1931 ~ 2003

Florence passed away peacefully September 12, 2003 while in the loving care of her husband of 54 years, Richard, daughter Kari, son-In-law Mohsen and grandson Alexander Ghaffari.

She was born January 5, 1931 to Ralph and Kathleen Painter Kading. Florence was a lifelong resident of Stockton, Utah, where she grew up with, went to school with and married her friend Richard Riding on September 9, 1949. Before her children were born, Florence worked at Cornets and the Tooele Army Depot. She then dedicated her life to her husband and children. She was involved with the Stockton Recreation Committee, Voter Registration and was also a member of the LDS church.

Florence was extremely proud of and loved dearly her three children and their families - daughter Lori (Larry) Hayes, Tooele, UT, son Clay (Leanne) Riding, Renton, WA, and daughter Kari (Mohsen) Ghaffari, Salt Lake City, UT. Her grandchildren and great-grandchildren brought joy and smiles to her life - Darcy (Mike), Michael, Ashlee (Conrad), Michelle (Richard), Stephanie, Alex, Noah, Kimberlynn and Samantha - who all survive her.

Florence is also survived by her sisters Peggy Kading Spradling and Cheryl Kading Everett, Step Mother Mary Kading and special aunt Zetti Garcia. Her father, mother, brother Gaylon and sister Kathleen precede her in death.

At Florence's request, there will be no funeral services. A family viewing will be held at Tate Mortuary followed by burial at Tooele Cemetery. Thank you to everyone for your love, kindness and caring who helped ease her passing.