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Obituary: Thomas Jay Riding

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Thomas Jay Riding 6/11/1942 ~ 2/25/2006 Thomas Jay Riding, 63, passed away peacefully at home in Hinckley, UT, Feb 25, 2006. Born June 11, 1942 in Ogden to Thomas J and Velda Hamblin Riding. Married Linda Talbot, May 4, 1963 in Hinckley. Jay graduated from Tooele High in 1961. In high school he was a member of various sports teams, including swimming and diving. He was in the grocery business for many years. Co-owner of J&J Conoco gas station in Delta. Managed the swimming pool in Delta when it first opened, and was the first swim coach for Delta High. At the time of his death was owner and operator of own business, J&L Carpet Cleaning. He loved fishing, hunting, and all sports, especially Delta sports. You could always look into the stands and see him there, whatever the event. Active member of LDS Church, holding various positions. On the Hinckley Town Council many times; for many years, Hunter Education Instructor; member of Kawinis Club; fire fighter for Delta City; and member of "Table # 54" at Rancher CafNV, Edwin Taylor (Julie) Riding, Byron, WY, Randy Lynn (Lesa) Riding, Hinckley; 11 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by parents, Thomas J and Velda Hamblin Riding; and sister, Peggy Gene Zufelt. Funeral services will be held Tues, Feb 28, 2006, 11 a.m. at Hinckley Stake Center. Friends call Mon. evening, Feb 27, 7-8 p.m. at Nickle Mortuary, 190 S Center, Delta, and at the church Tues. morning 9:30-10:45 a.m. Burial, Hinckley Cemetery.