Marian J. Rider

Marian J. Rider, 73, of Eagles Mere, died Saturday, Jan. 5, 2013, at The Highlands in Laporte.

Born April 3, 1939, in Eagles Mere, she was a daughter of the late John K. and Daisy V. Saxer Dunham. Her husband of 50 years, Carl L. “Pete” Rider, preceded her in death on Feb. 8, 2008.

Marian was baptized March 28, 1948, by Rev. Clay Reed, the same minister who married her and Carl. She was a graduate of Sullivan Highlands, class of 1957, and was employed in a pajama factory in Muncy in her earlier years. Marian also cleaned cottages in Eagles Mere and took care of the record keeping for her husband’s business, Carl Rider Construction. She was a dedicated wife, mother and grandmother, who enjoyed traveling, sewing and gardening.

Surviving are two sons, Kevin (Valerie) Rider of Eagles Mere and Bruce (Brandi) Rider of Eagles Mere; a sister, Lydia Zukowski of Elysburg; two grandchildren, Tyler Rider and Alisha Rider; three stepgrandchildren, Mariah George, Sadie George and Elizabeth “Bubba” George; and one stepgreat-grandchild, Marley George.

In addition to her parents and husband, Marian was preceded in death by a brother, John Dunham and a brother-in-law, Charles Zukowski.

Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 8, at the McCarty-Thomas Funeral Home, 557 E. Water St., Hughesville. Burial will follow in Eagles Mere Cemetery. Friends may call from 10 to 11 a.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.

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