ANNABELLE G. RIDER
August 8, 1926 ˜ November 15, 2021
Annabelle passed away Monday, Nov. 15, 2021, at her home at Salmon Creek Bonaventure in Vancouver. She was born Aug. 8, 1926 in Vancouver, WA, to Gilbert and Myrtle Scott.
Annabelle grew up in Vancouver, and was neighbors with the Rider family where her and Bud played together at age 3. They went to school together through high school. They finally began dating when they were seniors at Vancouver High School. After graduating, Bud joined the Navy to serve his country during WWII. After his return, he and Annabelle married on her birthday in 1947 at St. James Catholic Church. They were happily married for over 70 years before Bud passed away in 2018.
Before their children were born, Annabelle worked as a dental assistant and, at times, at her father’s business.
Annabelle enjoyed spending time with her family, golfing, reading, knitting, and playing cards. Her and Bud were charter members of Green Meadows Golf Course. Many weekends, you could find her and Bud on the golf course and they would always have their golf clubs with them when they traveled. Annabelle would serve cookies and coffee at the Vancouver Pops Orchestra’s performances while Bud played in the band. Her and Bud regularly joined together with their schoolmates from the Vancouver High School class of ’44 for a monthly lunch.
Annabelle is survived by her four children, Scott (Carrie) Rider, John Rider, Mary (Chris) Ellis, and Katie (Scott) Cooley; 8 grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren, and her sister, Sandra Groesbeck (Ray), a niece and nephews, and cousins.
A celebration of life will be held in the spring.
Memorial donations may be made to the Hospice Care at PeaceHealth of Southwest Washington Medical Center or the charity of your choosing.
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Published by The Columbian on Jan. 4, 2022.