Eleanor “Gayle” Riddle

Eleanor “Gayle” Riddle
Eleanor “Gayle” Riddle

Eleanor “Gayle” Riddle, 77, of Amarillo, went to be with her Lord and Savior Monday, November 30, 2020.

Memorial services will be at 11:00 A.M., Friday, December 4, 2020, in the Church at Quail Creek with Dale Moreland officiating.  Burial will be in Llano Cemetery.  Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors, 2800 Paramount Blvd.

Gayle was born on July 30, 1943, in Hereford, Texas to Merle and James E. Dodson.  She graduated from Friona High School in 1961 and then Draughon’s Business College in 1962.  She then went to work as an executive assistant in the oil and gas industry for companies such as Mesa Petroleum from 1962 – 1986; then a CPA company and Stout Safe Storage from 1987 – 2014. She was a member of the Church at Quail Creek, where she was a homebound volunteer.

Gayle married Earnest “Wayne” Riddle on August 23, 1986, in Canadian, Texas.

She was preceded in death by her parents and stepfather, Smiley Fulks.

Gayle is survived by her husband, Wayne Riddle, of the home; two daughters, Robyn Herring and husband Cary of Amarillo and Kim Edwards and husband Steve of Parker, Colorado; two stepsons, Gary Riddle and wife Kelly of Fritch and Brian Riddle and wife Mona of Liberal, Kansas; one stepdaughter, Shawnda Mendenhall and husband Lex of Grand Prairie, Texas; two brothers, Ronald Dodson and wife Pat of Wichita Falls, Texas and Conny Dodson and wife Keta of Friona; one sister, Sandie Ward and husband Robert of Dimmitt; ten grandchildren, Greta, Garin, Seth, Brett, Kandle, Chelsea, Blake, Justin, Jandi and Jordan; and three great-grandchildren.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials to St. Jude, 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN 38105 or Gracie’s Project,  PO Box 2512, Amarillo, TX 79105.

Use this link to live stream the service: https://live.tcqc.org/

22 Replies to “Eleanor “Gayle” Riddle”

  1. I’m saddened to learn of Gayle’s passing. She was a delight to know with a quick wit and compassionate heart. May the Lord’s peaceful presence fill your hearts and surround you with His love.

  2. Wayne, so sorry to hear about Gayle’s passing! One of a kind caring, funny and sweet lady! I so relish the fun times! Prayers to you and family!

  3. I was sad for me today, yet happy for her when I found out my “cous” Eleanor Gayle Reddle went to be with the Lord. We had not seen each other much since we both had grown up, but she knew I loved her and I knew she loved me. We used to have so much fun laughing and cutting up. She was always beautiful inside and out. I will miss her every time I think about her. I will be praying for you Wayne and your children and grandchildren. May God bless you richly today and watch over you all everyday.?May He be all you need in these days! My love, Donna Fulks Lee, Abernathy, Tx.

  4. This is the 4th time I have tried to leave my condolences. Wayne I am sorry for your loss and will miss her every day but will never forget her. She was so much fun to be around. Praying for your family.
    Barbara Heaton

  5. Wayne I am sorry for your loss. I was crushed when I heard . I loved that funny lady. We never had a dull moment when we were working with Gayle. Praying for you and your family.

  6. Wayne I am sorry for your loss. Gayle will be missed by all who knew her and loved her. I am
    praying for you and your family. Love you

  7. Wayne I am so sorry for your loss. I will miss her
    and the times we worked together at the church before she got sick and I moved to Kerrville. The Church at Quail Quail Creek will
    be lost without her humor. Praying for you and
    your family. Love you.

  8. Wayne I am so sorry for your loss and the families loss. I loved she was so much fun to be
    around but we will meet again someday. Love
    and praying for you and the family.

  9. So sorry for your loss Wayne but it is not good bye just see you later love that Lady dearly and knew she loved me because she always picked on me. See you Later love ya.

  10. We were so sorry to hear about Gayles passing. She will be missed. We were just talking about her jokes and tricks she used to pull. She was a very funny person and great to be around. She will be missed.

  11. Wayne and Family- What a wonderful mark Gayle has left with everyone that knew her here on earth. I can only imagine the laughter she is having with the angels. Please let God comfort you all at this time. Glenda Roberts – friends since Mesa days!

  12. Wayne and family. As you know Gayle and Karen were the “Thelma and Louise” of our neighborhood for years. We enjoyed many hours with Gayle and her family. She will be missed by all. Our prayers for you and the family in the days ahead.
    Karen and Dean McDaniel

  13. Wayne my heart is broken for the loss of sweet Gayle. She always brought joy and laughter everywhere she went. She was beautiful inside and out. A woman with a servants heart. My prayers are with you and yours. God bless you with peace and comfort.

  14. Wayne, we are so sorry to hear of Gayles passing. She will be missed by everyone that knew her. She was a caring, thoughtful and funny lady. She loved people and my mom thought so much of her. We will be praying for you and all her family. Love to you Wayne❤️

  15. Our prayers, sympathy and love for you, Wayne, and your family. You know your wife was loved by many. We so enjoyed her friendship, and was blessed by every conversation we had with her funny self. Gayle will be missed , but never forgotten. God Bless you all.
    Jimmie and Karen Horner

  16. Goodbye for now my quirky friend. Wednesday nights at church will never be the same without you.. I imagine you stirring up the angels in heaven and keeping them laughing. Prayers for Wayne and your family.

  17. Wayne, I am so saddened to hear of Gayle’s passing. She was so encouraging and supportive to me in so many ways. I know your heart is broken but I know that you are rejoicing that she is in the presence of her Savior and that you will be reunited some day. My love and prayers are with you.

  18. Thinking of you all. Will keep Gayle and you all in our prayers. She was a lovely lady. We have the fondest memories of her.

  19. Gayle was such a loving, kind and caring lady. She will be truly missed. Your family is in my thoughts and prayer. Love you! ❤️

  20. It’s been a “Misty Moisty Morning” today. We will forever think of your ornery self on days like this. You will be missed by many!

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