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Mary Gwen Riding-Searle

10/07/1932 - 01/13/2013

Mary Gwen Holdaway Riding-Searle passed away peacefully, surrounded by her children and husband, in her home on January 13, 2013 in Mesa, AZ. She was born October 7, 1932 in Vineyard, UT. She married Lynn Wright Riding on December 14, 1951 in the Salt Lake Temple. Mary was a wonderful homemaker and mother. She served faithfully in many capacities in the LDS church and LDS temple. Her endless compassion for others endeared her to her family, friends and neighbors. She married Tex Searle on September 18, 2010 in Mesa, AZ. She was preceded in death by her first husband Lynn; her parents Harold Holdaway and Norma Holdaway-Christensen; brothers Michael and Jay Elmer Holdaway; and sisters Deon Hulsey, Carole Iwamura, and Vicki Woods. She is survived by her 8 children: John Lynn (Terry), Rebecca Thacker (Boyd), Amy Jones (Kyle), David Andrew (Andrea), Benjamin Todd (Kelli), Richard Harold, Robert Stephen (Amy) and Mary Jane Riding. She has 44 grandchildren and 24 great grandchildren. Visitation will be held on Friday, Jan. 18 from 6-8 pm at the Mesa Solomon Ward, 977 E. Broadway Rd. Funeral services will be at 10 am Saturday, Jan.19, at the same location with visitation at 9 am. Funeral arrangements are being handled by Bunker’s Garden Chapel.


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