Sophie Ridder, 88, was born in March 1925 in Rotterdam, Netherlands, and died peacefully Friday, March 7, 2014, at her home in Atascadero. She and her husband, Henry, along with their two children, Ineke and Judy, immigrated to California in 1958 to start a new life. After her children graduated from school, Sophie went back to school and became a licensed vocational nurse. She worked at Los Robles Hospital for many years before retiring to Atascadero. She volunteered for over 20 years at Twin Cities Hospital in Templeton. Sophie is survived by her husband, Henry; daughters Ineke and Judy; son-in-law, Richard; granddaughters Erin (Jonathan) and Kayla. Sophie will be remembered with a celebration of her life at 11 a.m. Saturday, April 5, 2014, at the Chapel of the Roses, 3450 El Camino Real in Atascadero. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to the
. Chapel of the Roses 466-1161 Atascadero
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Published in San Luis Obispo Tribune on Mar. 23, 2014