Nelda Ruth Gallas Riddle

SAN ANGELO Nelda Ruth Gallas Riddle of Miles passed away Thursday, March 20, 2014, in San Angelo, due to respiratory complications. She was born July 5, 1939, to Emil and Louise (Kiesling) Gallas. Nelda graduated from Central High School and then married Thomas Henry Riddle on June 7, 1958. They shared a wonderful 50 years together until Tom's death in 2008. She is survived by her daughter, Starla and husband James Matthiesen; their children and grandchildren Joe and Lacy Matthiesen, Harley, Jacey and arriving soon Grace, Jamie and Justin Strube, Evan, Cade and Paige, Leslie and Nathan Glass, Emily and Sophie, Brad and Angie Matthiesen, Makaila, Maddox, and Damien and the Rev. Samuel Matthiesen; daughter Marla and husband Russell Sanders and their daughter, Kelsie; son Thomas Clay Riddle and wife Stacie, their children and grandchildren Megan and Derek Doss, Kyleigh, Heidi Adlen (Nelda spelled backwards) and Lance, Seth, Miranda and Sloan; sisters Amy Dickson and Lenora Reid; brothers Melvin and Leroy Gallas; brother-in-law Alvin Riddle; sisters-in-law Phyllis and Maxine Riddle; numerous nieces and nephews; and loving extended family and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; father and mother-in-law Lloyd and Vera Riddle; brother and sister-in-law Clinton and Helen Gallas of Ohio; sisters Mary Gallas and Edna Marie Rice; sister and brother-in-law Ellen and Glyn Elkins; sisters?in-law Helen Gallas and Jessie Gallas; brothers-in-law Gene Dickson and Gerald Reid; Tom's brothers, James and Carl Riddle; sister-in-law Iris Riddle; and great-granddaughter Dylan Rose Matthiesen. Grandsons will serve as pallbearers. Visitation will be held at 9 a.m. Monday, March 24, 2014, at Immanuel Baptist Church. Funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, March 24, 2014, at Johnson's Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Miles Cemetery. Family and friends may sign the online register book at

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Johnson's Funeral Home
435 West Beauregard San Angelo, TX 76903
(325) 655-3113

Published in GoSanAngelo from Mar. 22 to Mar. 24, 2014