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La Vaughn (Von) Ridder La Vaughn went to her "Dear God in heaven" on October 22, 2018. She was born in Canton, Ohio. She was 95 years old. She received a masters degree in nursing and came to California in 1946. She flew here with a Cleveland beauty queen who had polio and need a nurse to accompany her in a special Army respirator plane. She married Francis Ridder in 1948 and raised 5 children. She was a very strong and generous woman who loved her family and her God ferociously. She was very active in St. Anthony's parish for several decades. She was also very athletic all her life. Early on she was on a bowling league and won many trophies. She enjoyed the game of golf into her nineties. She was a very accomplished golfer, winning MANY tournaments! She was an avid baseball and basketball fan, with the Dodgers and Lakers being her favorites. She enthusiastically cheered the Dodgers in the last game of the playoffs this year. She could hit a mean hardball too! She was always there for her family and her many friends would say the same. She will be greatly missed by all who knew her. She is happier where she is now, she prayed for it nightly. Rest in peace in the Lords arms, where you've longed to be. She is preceded in death by her husband, Francis Ridder and son, Gary Ridder. She is survived by son, Michael Ridder (Patricia); son, Joseph Ridder; daughter, Sharon Dianella (Robert) and daughter, Debra Doyle (Thomas). She is also survived by grandchildren, Brenda Ridder, Michael Ridder, William Ridder, Neil Dianella, Sara Brack, Darcie Ridder, Lily Ridder, Kelly Doyle, Matthew Doyle, Brian Doyle, Kevin Doyle and great grandchildren, Jonathan Ridder, Haley Brack, Kayla Brack, Kailynn Doyle, Tristan Doyle, Savanna Doyle and Charlotte Doyle. Viewing and rosary will be held on Thursday, November 1, 2018 from 4:00-8:00pm with rosary at 7:00pm at Lighthouse Memorials and Receptions, 1016 W. 164th St, Gardena 90247. The funeral will be Friday, November 2 at 10:00am at St. Anthony's of Padua Church, 1060 W. 163rd Street, Gardena 90247. Interment will follow at Green Hills Memorial Park 27501 S. Western Ave, Rancho Palos Verdes 90275. Please sign the guestbook at www.dailybreeze.com/obits
Published in Daily Breeze on Oct. 31, 2018
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