Obituary for \r\n\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t Gordon Lynn Ridd\n\r\n\t\t\t\tBorn March 14, 1940 in Murray, Salt Lake County, Utah to Heber Eugene and Etta Day Ridd.\nDied December 23, 2016 after a gentle bout with cancer filled with many blessings and tender mercies. Gordon was a kind husband and father who put his family first. He loved to quietly serve and felt deeply about Christ and His atoning sacrifice. We look forward to being with him again.\n\nGordon’s parents and siblings, whom he loved throughout his life, provided him with a happy and memorable childhood. He learned hard work from his father and gentle ways from his mother. He grew up in the construction business with his dad and brothers. His sisters held a special place in his heart.\n\nDuring his college years he served in the US Air Force Reserve for six years. He served a mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in¬ the Brazilian South Mission where he had the opportunity to proselyte with the Mormon Melodaires through their beautiful music. He attended the U of U and graduated from BYU in August 1966. \n\nWhile attending BYU, Gordon met Susan Rae Ball. She chased him until he caught her. They were sealed to each other in the Los Angeles Temple on July 30, 1965. He was happily welcomed into her family and he likewise loved them. \n\nGordon felt privileged to be a member of the Mormon Tabernacle Choir for 13 years. He loved serving in various capacities in the Church, learning from youth and adults alike. The dessert of his church callings was serving in the BYU 243rd Ward.\n\nThrough fifty-one years of loving, serving and caring for one another, Gordon and Susan have shared and enjoyed many blessings. Among them being “…joy and rejoicing in [their] posterity.” Children: Jolie and David Smith, Roger and Laura Harper Ridd, Marne and Craig Phelps, Holly and Preston Winn, Marin and Rus Rasmussen, Katie and Nate Proctor. Grandchildren: Timothy and Shantel Miller Smith, and Natalie and Zack Fisher; Brian and Ali Hunt Ridd, Camille and fiancé Jacob Elder, Michelle, Russell, and Jessica Ridd; Sarah, Dallin, Emily, Nichole, and Spencer Phelps; Devon and Charlie Winn; Maxwell, Abby, Paige, Holland, and Reese Rasmussen; Van and Troy Proctor. Great grandson: Lincoln Smith.\n\nBrothers and sisters: Donald (deceased); Leon and (Lucille deceased); Floretta and Rulon Christensen (both deceased); LaMar and (Gwen deceased); Dale and (Marta deceased); Duane and Janet (both deceased); Merrill and CoDele (Joyce deceased); and LaVelle and (James deceased) Moss. Gordon has been blessed with many nieces and nephews whom he loves.\n\nWe have been blessed with wonderful friends who have lightened our challenges and also with excellent medical treatment by caring doctors and their assistants. We thank you all for your influence in our lives.\n\nFuneral services will be held at the Orem Canyon View Stake Center, 575 E 800 N on Thursday, December 29th at 11:00 am. Viewings will be held on Wednesday December 28th from 5:30-7:30 pm and Thursday before services from 9:30-10:30 am.\n\nIn lieu of flowers we encourage you to donate to a humanitarian need of your choice.