Monty Louis Riddell

Monty Louis Riddell, of Central Point, Ore., passed away at home Tuesday, April 21, 2009. He was born in Fontana, Calif. Oct. 16, 1932, to Albert and Dorothy Riddell. Monty had lived in the valley most of his life and attended Eagle Point schools, but his work took him on many adventures, including a stint in the Army during the Korean War. He worked on the Alaskan pipeline as well as a commercial fisherman in San Francisco. Monty worked heavy construction and helped build many of the valleys structures that remain today. Monty is survived by his sister, Opal Hill, of Eagle Point, Ore.; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his mother and father; brother, Martin; and sister, Marion.

A memorial service will be held at 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, April 28, 2009 at Grace Church of Central Point with Fred DeVos presiding.