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Hilda Beatrice Ash Riddle

May 13, 1922 - July 12, 2012

Hilda Beatrice Ash RiddleHilda Ash Riddle, 90, of West Point, Utah, was taken home to be with her Lord and Savior on July 12, 2012, at her home with her loving husband at her side. Hilda was born to Godly parents on May 13, 1922 at her parent’s house, on Little Sancho in Tyler County West Virginia, of the late Otto Daniel Ash and Maude Vandilla Gorrell Ash. Also preceding her in death was her sister Sylvia Etta Masters and her brothers Ivan Earnest Ash and Harold Duane Ash. Surviving is her husband Russell Junior Riddle, whom she married August 26, 1967 at the St. Luke United Brethren Church in Martinsburg, West Virginia with Rev. Howard L. Fulk officiating. Their marriage was later solemnized in the Salt Lake Temple on August 26, 1971.Hilda graduated from Golden Dawn Elementary School and Tyler County High School in Middlebourne, West Virginia. Hilda worked for the Internal Revenue Service in Parkersburg, West Virginia until February 1962 when she moved to Martinsburg, West Virginia. She started working for the Internal Revenue Service’s National Computer Center as a Tape Librarian where she met her husband to be. She retired from the IRS as a Computer Scheduler on March 9, 1979.Hilda as baptized into the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Cumberland, Maryland on August 25, 1963. The missionary elders that taught Hilda the Gospel were Michael Scanion and Dennis Bishop. She held several positions as a member of the Church which included; Martinsburg Branch pianist, Young Women’s president, Relief Society president, District Relief Society counselor, Ward Librarian and Winchester Stake Family History librarian. Hilda loved cats; Fluffy, Kristy, Charlie Brown and Tasha welcomed her in heaven, while Tigger, Col. Mustard, Sonny, Sam and Sally are left to keep her husband company. The family wishes to extend their heartfelt gratitude to Mary Whitney and the folks from Inspiration Hospice for the compassion and loving care they provided. You will never be forgottenFor though we are apartYou are always and foreverAlive within my heart.Services for Hilda will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, July 16, 2012 at Leavitt’s Mortuary, 836 36th Street, Ogden, Utah. Family will meet with friends Sunday, July 15, 2012 from 6-8 p.m. and one hour prior to services also at the Mortuary. Interment will be held at Leavitt’s Aultorest Memorial Park.In lieu of flowers please make donations to Inspiration Hospice, 835 E. 4800 S. Ste. 110, Murray, Utah 84107. Please send us your condolences and a memory at


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Visitation Information

Date: Monday, July 16, 2012

Time: 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Leavitts Mortuary


836 36th Street, , Ogden, UT, 84403

Service Information

Date: Monday, July 16, 2012

Time: 11:00 am -

Leavitts Mortuary


836 36th Street, , Ogden, UT, 84403

Cemetery Information

Date: Monday, July 16, 2012

Leavitt's Aultorest Memorial Park


836 36th Street, , Ogden, UT,

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Born: May 13, 1922
Died: July 12, 2012

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Larry & Sharon Lindsay posted on 7/24/12

Dear Russ,So sorry to hear that Hilda has passed. She was one GREAT LADY. We were surely blessed when she agreed to keep Merit for us after I went back to work. We are all thinking and praying for you in your time of sorrow but we know that one day you will be reunited with her in Heaven. Merit and Danika also send their Love and prayers.


Jim Ashley posted on 7/17/12

Russ, I always held you and Hilda in fond memory from our years together in Martinsburg. Hilda was an inspirational person to me and I have never forgotten how much she helped me in my first full time job with her as my manager. Her kindnesses to others will never be forgotten.


JaNae and Richard Barnes posted on 7/16/12

Russ, we wish you the best in this your mortal sorrow. Hilda was a great elect lady whom we love dearly. May the Lord bless you and comfort you at this time. Hugs,


Buck Locke posted on 7/16/12

Russ, Sorry to hear of your wife's passing. May The Lord comfort you and yours during this time of grief and loss.


Betty Egbert posted on 7/15/12

Hilda was one of those people that you meet and know instantly that you are going to love her. Her kind, sweet spirit and her love for Jesus Christ and his teachings was evident in everything that she did. I have many memories of Hilda that I will always cherish. She is more than a sister-in-law to me, she was my sister and my friend. I will miss her dearly, but will look forward to the day when I can be with her again.


Mary Jan Russell posted on 7/15/12

I knew Hilda when my dad was at Valley View Nursing Home in the late 80's and early 90's. Daisy Rutherford was there at the time, as well, and Hilda was certainly a great friend of Daisy's, coming from Martinsburg to visit her at least once a week or more. It was certainly a pleasure knowing Hilda, and I send her husband and family my sincerest sympathy in her passing.


LaVonne Markham posted on 7/15/12

It's been a long time, Russ, as we lived in Harpers Ferry & came to Martinsburg Ward from 1980 to 1985 when we left for Germany. I do still remember Hilda's sweet spirit & willingness to serve in Church callings. I especially remember her kindness to our second son Seth as he wanted to help her in the ward library. May the Lord comfort you & keep you safe till your mission on earth is complete & you can rejoin Hilda on the other side of the veil. My prayers are with you.


Bob& Ila Smith posted on 7/15/12

Russ,It is with great sorrow that we hear of the passing of Hilda .She was a kind, thoughtful, lovely unassuming person whom,it was ajoy to know!! We , among many others from West Virginia-will always remember and not forget her.You and your family And she are in our prayers.Love, Bob & Ilazg6cmzg6


Karen Middleton posted on 7/14/12

RussI was so sorry to read about Hilda in this mornings paper. She was a very special lady. Please accept our sincere sympathy. Our prayers are with you and your family at this time.