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Jettie "Jean" Riddle, 87, longtime area resident, died Saturday, May 31, 2014 at the Eben Ezer Lutheran Care Center in Brush. She was born December 27, 1926 in Shields, KS to Vernon and Jettie Palmer. Jean raised her children in the Wiggins and Weldona area where she also worked as a school cook at Weldon Valley School for a number of years. She had also worked at Green Acres Supermarket in Fort Morgan. Jean lived in California for some time where she became a CNA, primarily doing private duty nursing. Jean took most pride in raising flowers and gardening. She is survived by seven children, Judy Wells (Roger) of Phoenix, AZ, Gail Cullen of Garden Grove, CA, Dale Gilliland (Kathy) of Livermore, CO, Suzanne Forlenza of Indian Wells, CA, Gary Gilliland of Bellingham, WA, Jeanne Bender (David) and Dan Riddle (Marylyn), all of Weldona; her brother, Pete Palmer of Commerce City, CO, 15 grandchildren, 33 great grandchildren, and 5 great-great grandchildren. Jean was preceded in death by her parents; three brothers, Max Palmer, Raymer Palmer, and Asa Palmer; her sister, Janelda Bowles; her son, Donald K. Riddle; her great granddaughter, Amanda Meireis; and her great grandson, Devon Bender. A memorial service will be at 10:00 AM on Friday, June 6th at the Heer Mortuary Chapel in Fort Morgan. Inurnment will follow in Serenity Falls Columbarium in Fort Morgan. Memorial donations in memory of Jean may be made to the Eben Ezer Lutheran Care Center in Brush.

Published in The Fort Morgan Times on June 3, 2014
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