Joan Patricia Ratbun Rider, age 81 was called to heaven on November 12, 2012. Her final days were spent surrounded by her family, not mourning the coming of her Death, but, celebration the many blessings of her life.
Born September 19, 1931 - November 12, 2012 Detroit, MI raised in Howell, MI and Resident of Clear Lake - Bay Area the last 46 years.
As per her request, no service will be held. We will have a Memorial at a later date.
Pat Rider was a beloved wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother, whose smile brought happiness to all, her strength and character was an inspiration to anyone who had the honor of knowing her and she will truly be missed by all.
She is survived by her loving husband of 25 years, Dean Rider, 2 daughters, Sandy Patterson and her husband Rick, Cheri McCord and Gary Pruitt, her (distant) son, Randy Rathbun, 2 step-sons Dirk and Derek Rider. Along, with grand-children Shawn, Jimmy, Lil' Rickie, Tonya, Shannon, Johnnie, Chaunte', Dana, Clay, Travis, Randi, David, Wills, Kelli, Melissa, Zach, Jennifer, Torey, and Matt and 20 great-grand-children. Also, Brother in-law Spencer Rathbun and wife Deb, Sister in-law Shirley Dunn and family and Brother in-law Dan Steen and his wife Susan and many more nieces, nephews, family and friends.
She is preceded in death by her late husband Clayton L. Rathbun, and grandson Baby Randy, mother Alice G. Mauk, and her Auntie and Unkie Sneed.
In lieu of flowers, she asked that donations be made to the "Texas Children's Cancer Sociery," in her honor.
IN LOVING MEMORY OF MY NANNY
On November twelve two-thousand twelve, the angles stopped as they heard the doorbell. The golden gates opened wide as the promised land was revealed. Something so glorious, it seemed so surreal. There stood the Lord saying, "Take my Hand." He motioned to the angles to strike up the band. Taking his hand, she walked nice and slow. She was dressed all in white with a magnificent glow. As they passed through the gates he whispered, "I've been expecting you my child," "Welcome home to my Kingdom." Joan Patricia Rider.
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