Carolyn Kay Rider

date of birth July 12 1940

date of death March 30 2013

On March 30, 2013, Carolyn Kay Rider passed away from ovarian cancer in her home surrounded by her husband and children who loved her and her beloved dogs Suzie Q, Ruby Sue, and Lucy Lu.

Carolyn was survived by her husband, Lyle R Rider, along with their children, Tammy L Jackson and her husband David, Ronnie R Rider and his wife Vickey, Charles D Rider, and Linda K Powelson and her husband Curt.

Her grandchildren are Michael P Bowling and his wife Roxanne, Justin R Bowling, Kimberly K Massey and her husband Thomas, Sara N Jackson, Corey C Rider, Jennifer M Macintosh and her husband Blaine, Ryan C Rider, Curtis T Powelson, Preston K Powelson, and Derek R Powelson.

Carolyn also had four great grandchildren and they are Tegan J Bowling, Madison M Bowling, Taylor L Bowling and Sophia D Massey.

Carolyn was born on 7/12/40 in Lincoln, Nebraska. She was an only child to Arlene Rose Luehr and Charles August Luehr. She was married to Lyle on July 28, 1957 and they moved to Portland where she lived for most of her adult life.

Carolyn was a loving mother and being with her family is what she loved most. Carolyn was also an avid bowler who won many awards for her skills in the sport she loved. She loved animals, especially her dogs, but she also enjoyed gardening, traveling in their motor home and doing crafts.

Mom, we love you very much and we will carry your memory in our hearts forever.  You are a very special woman who fought hard to enjoy every last moment with us and we will miss you until we see you again in Heaven.


Please join us as we remember the amazing woman she was at Imago Dei Community Church on April 13, 2013 at 1pm, with a celebration of her life following the service. Both the service and the celebration of life are open to all who wish to come.

Imago Dei Community Church: 1302 SE Ankeny St Portland, OR 97214

The celebration of life will be held at Linda and Curtis Powelsons home. 12435 SE Eagle Glen Drive Happy Valley, OR 97086.  For Information regarding services or the following celebration please contact Tammy at 503-705-7258.

27 tribute candles have been lit

Candle lit by Staff at Crown Memorial Center Our sincere condolences.

Candle lit by I love you Mom!

Candle lit by Kim Massey Grandma we love you very much!

Candle lit by Maria Aldana Our payers and love go to you and your beloved family .

Candle lit by Georgia/GiGi Olman Went to grade school and high school with daughter Tammy Rider. God Bless your family in this time of sadness.

Candle lit by Charles Rider I love you and miss you very much.

Candle lit by Ron love you mom

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Candle lit by Viki (Good) Newman Loving memories of my special cousin, Carolyn. You have always been a light in my life. My heart is full of fondest memories of you, your family. Rest in peace in Jesus' arms. Share special times with our loved ones there with you and we will join you in our time for an eternity together. We'll all take care of Lyle for you. I love you, Carolyn.

Candle lit by Michael Bowling I love you grandma and will never forget you.

Candle lit by lyle Carolyn you were the one for me from the first time I saw you.You made my life complete and I thank God for the time we were together.

Candle lit by Sonny & Lynne Mendoza We will miss Carolyn dearly. Watching all of our kids grow up, the great parties that we've had and the leagues that we all bowled together on are the fond memories that we all shared. Our friends are thinning out, but we're having a great run on life always remembering the good times.4

Candle lit by Margaret Good Carolyn you blessed your family with such love. Rest in peace knowing that they will carry that love and the love of Jesus with them.

Candle lit by Karin Jacobs Carolyn You were a wonderful Lady-you will be missed Rest in peace

Candle lit by terry Hobbs C.R. you alway were my girl.

Candle lit by shirley Hobbs the way your husband and children were there for you is a testamony of the wonderful wife and mother you were. So proud of all of your kids.

Candle lit by Terrie Fellman Thank you for letting me be.parr of your life. Ilove you & miss you.

Candle lit by Judy Sedgwick (Milwaukie Bowl) Miss your smiling face

Candle lit by Linda Powelson I love you Mom! Miss you so bad.

Candle lit by Curt Powelson The way your face lite up when your kids were around was amazing..such strength in your families love for you and how much you loved them. You are truely missed

Candle lit by Buck & Dee Good Our thoughts and prayers are with Lyle and all the kids. You are pain free and in a better place. We love you.

Candle lit by jeannie scudder Oh the memories, are so sweet. I miss them. God bless you all.

Candle lit by Marcy Knuth I have many great memories of Carolyn and all the Rider family through the years bowling and softball. Thanks for the memories and best to Lyle and all the family.

Candle lit by Ron Drath Our thoughts and prayers are with the family.

Candle lit by Aunt carolyn i love you! You will be missed more than words could ever say. LOVE Bobby, LaDawna & girls!

Candle lit by Ron & Pennie Peterson Thank you for sharing your life with us. We have many great memories of our times together. You will be greatly missed. We love you Carolyn

Candle lit by wayne Rest in peace Aunt Carolyn