Our mother, sister, grandmother, grandma great (great-great, too) and dear friend, Dorothy Riddle Henrie, 90, passed away July 18, 2019 at the Monroe Canyon Assisted Living Center, Monroe, UT with many of her family members at her side. Dorothy was born December 11, 1928 in Antimony, UT. She was the beautiful daughter of LaMawn and Amber Hanford Riddle.
Antimony was the perfect place for Mom to be born and raised by goodly parents. Along with her siblings, Mom was given responsibilities and expectations with them to help make the farm work for the family. Digging potatoes, taking care of the livestock, helping around the house, including learning to make the best homemade bread, quilting, crochet work and everything else that was needed to do her part. With this she learned the meaning and value of hard work. She would often say, "I love to get my fingers in the dirt". Throughout her life we watched her put her fingers in the dirt and beautify our home with flower and vegetable gardens. She was a meticulous "Riddle" with every project she undertook. It made our home beautiful and inviting.
In 1946, Mom met Usher Jr. Henrie. Over the pursuing months, they became engaged and on January 3, 1947 they were sealed for time and all eternity in the Mesa, Arizona Temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. This sealing was very unique by the words of the temple sealer," If you ever see me I want you to speak to me, for I’ve never sealed anyone at midnight before." This marriage lasted 67 years with Dad’s passing in 2015. Together Mom and Dad raised a beautiful family of three girls (one passing at birth) and five boys. After college completion, they lived most of their lives in Richfield working and raising their family.
Mom was a devoted member of the Church. She served in numerous callings throughout her life. Her most endearing and fulfilling assignments were those where she could minister one by one to the sisters of the ward and in the community. It was in these situations where she learned to love those she served, and they learned to love her through her service. Loaves of fresh homemade bread were enjoyed by many. She was a member of the Daughter’s of Utah Pioneers. She was an avid genealogist and loved learning of her heritage and their lives.
Some of her most fun things to do was bowling on city leagues with girlfriends, making Puffed Rice Balls to pass out to the Trick-or -Treaters on Halloween, opening her house to anyone in need, hosting a Danish exchange student, feeding a college basketball team Sunday dinner as they were passing through town on a road trip, housing a family whose car needed repairs and the best of all for the grandchildren was to have Grandma tell them the story of the three pigs without her dentures in. She was an amazing lady that we will all miss till we meet again.
Expressions of gratitude to the staff and caregivers of Monroe Canyon Assisted Living Center. Our family loves you for taking care of our mom.
She is survived by daughters: Amber (Stephen) Bendt, Blenda Bench; sons: Raymond (Roma) Henrie, Bryant (Lana) Henrie, Robin (DeAnn) Henrie; daughters-in-law: Linda Henrie and Karren Allen; 25 grandchildren, 63 great-grandchildren and 2 great-great-grandchildren. She is preceded in death by her husband, Usher Jr Henrie; sons: James LaMawn Henrie, Randall Dee Henrie, and an infant baby daughter.
Funeral services will be held Monday, July 22, 2019 at 12:00 Noon in the Richfield 5th Ward Chapel, 800 N 500 E. A viewing will be held on Sunday evening July 21, from 6:00 to 8:00 at Magleby Mortuary, 50 S 100 E, Richfield; and prior to the funeral service at the chapel from 10:30-11:30 a.m. Burial will be in the Richfield City Cemetery. Funeral Directors: Magleby Mortuary, Richfield, Salina and Manti. Online guestbook at www.maglebymortuary.com
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