Earl W. Riddle

Earl W. Riddle


Earl W. Riddle      January 29, 1920 – December 15, 2018
Retired pastor Earl W. Riddle died on December 15, 2018, in Portland, Oregon.   Earl was 98; his wife, “Kitty,” preceded him in death in 2011. Rev. Riddle is survived by his children, Marty Moretty, Jan (and John) Switzer, and Dave (and Kirsti) Riddle.  He is also survived by 6 grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren. Earl was affiliated with First United Methodist Church in Portland. 

Reverend Riddle served as a chaplain in the U.S. Navy, as campus minister at the Wesley Foundation in Corvallis, OR; and as pastor to Forest Grove, Twin Falls, Caldwell United Methodist Churches in the Oregon-Idaho Annual Conference. He also served as the Oregon Conference Program Director, Oregon-Idaho Conference Council Director, and as the OR-ID Conference Council on Ministries Director. He retired in 1985. 

A memorial service for Rev. Riddle will be held Saturday, January 26, 2019 at 1:00 p.m. at Portland First United Methodist Church at 1838 SW Jefferson St., Portland, Oregon 97201. (503) 228-3195

Friends may contact Jan Switzer at 8447 SW 68th Pl., Portland, OR 97223 for condolences or more information.

Elaine Stanovsky, Bishop
Dan Wilson-Fey, Conference Treasurer and Benefits Officer

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