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“Always in my thoughts and prayers. ”
1 of 3 | Posted by: Johanna Jones - Fort Worth, TX

“Many good memories to think back on with this beautiful lady. My thoughts and love to Doris, Jim and all of the family. ”
2 of 3 | Posted by: Jo Taylor - Tucson, AZ

“Sending you our love ”
3 of 3 | Posted by: Steve & Ellen - Houston, TX

Susan Riddell, born Susan Lucille Sanders on November 30, 1920, in Sulphur Bluff, Texas, died peacefully on March 12, 2012, at St. James House in Baytown, Texas. Susan grew up in Sulphur Springs, Texas, the daughter of Nannie Sanders and R.D. Sanders and the sister of Elizabeth Sanders. She graduated from East Texas State University in Commerce, Texas, with a degree in Education, but, having decided against a teaching career, went to work for a bank in Sulphur Springs and later in San Antonio. It was in San Antonio that she met an Air Force pilot, Roland Willard (Bill) Riddell, and married him in November, 1946. Bill's Air Force career availed Susan of the opportunity to live in Pennsylvania, California, Ohio, Oregon, Nevada, and overseas in Prestwick, Scotland, and she made the most of every move. When Bill retired from the Air Force in 1964, the family settled in Fort Worth, Texas, where Susan lived for 40 years before relocating to Baytown to be near Doris. Susan is succeeded by her two children Doris Sanders of Baytown and Jim Riddell of Mukilteo, Washington, their spouses Tom Sanders and Beverly Riddell, her grandchildren Susan Tallarita, Marian Sanders, Elizabeth Bell, Loren Whitten, and Eric Whitten, their spouses, and six great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, sister, husband, and her daughter, Ann Elizabeth Riddell. A memorial service will be held at 4:00 p.m., Thursday, March 15, 2012 at the St. James House Chapel with Chaplain Billy Tomlin officiating. The family would like to thank the staff of St. James House and Hospice Compassus for their care and compassion; naming them all would be impossible, but special thanks must go to Lisa Daniels and Natasha Davis for their special tender care. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to either St. James House of Baytown, Hospice Compassus of Pasadena, or Genesis United Methodist Church of Fort Worth. Arrangements are under the direction of Navarre Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 2444 Rollingbrook Drive, Baytown, Texas 77521, (281) 422-8111.

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