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Raideen P. Roy
06/14/1932 — 02/05/2021
From Pasco, WA | Born in Adair, IAWatch Service
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Celebration of Life
Raideen P. Roy
Raideen P. Roy went to be with the Lord on February 5, 2021. She was born in Madison County Iowa on June 14, 1932 to Percy B. Porter and Nellie I. Porter. After graduating from Richland High School, Raideen worked 2 years for G.E. She met Joe Casale, an Army Service man, in 1952 and they were married in Richland.
Her first son, Bobby, was born in S. Plainfield, NJ in March of 1953. Her second son, David, was born in Richland, WA in November of 1955. In 1959, Joe and Raideen purchased a new home in Pasco. Her daughter, Lori was born in Pasco, WA in May of 1961.
In 1969, she was divorced. She then went to work for JC Penney. In 1970, she married Clement Roy. He had three children, John, Sherry and Tammy. Raideen enjoyed many hobbies such as sewing, arts and crafts, and sold many of her homemade crafts at bazaars.
Raideen and Clement loved their yard and even received the yard of the month award one year.
Raideen continued working at Hancock Fabric, McCoy’s Crafts and in her home. She was diagnosed with breast cancer at the age of 55. She fought valiantly and overcame the disease.
Raideen and Clement celebrated their 25th Wedding Anniversary in Hawaii, with family. In August of 1999, Clement passed away. In 2001, Raideen purchased a new home in Pasco.
She enjoyed traveling to California with her siblings to visit relatives and even participated in the 2004 Guinness world record of making the world’s largest pumpkin pie! She loved spending time with her family, actively participated in care group at the First Christian Church in Pasco and loved going to church, breakfast outings, playing dominoes and Bunko with her very dear friends. One of the great loves of Raideen’s life, over the past 20 years, was her love for her two dogs, Sammy and Harley. They were loving companions and a source of comfort, encouragement and joy!
Raideen also had a lifelong love for sports. She was heralded all-around athlete in the Richland School District, throughout her school years. She excelled in basketball and was voted “most athletic” at Richland High School during her senior year. Raideen was an avid fan of the NBA and the Seattle Mariners.
Raideen had 10 grandchildren, Marcy (Luis) Casale, Bryson (Megan) Casale, Mandy (Jeff) Blank, Randy (Jennifer) Linhoff, Shane, Chandra, Desiree, Micha, Nadia and Felicia. Her great-grandchildren are Brody and Paige Casale, Olivia, Savannah, Scout and CJ Blank, Payton Harper and Carson Linhoff.
Raideen was preceded in death by her parents, Percy and Nellie Porter; husbands, Joseph Casale and Clement Roy. She is survived by her children, Bobby, David, Lori (Wayne) Mooney, Sherry (Russ) Linhoff; brothers, Gary Porter, BiIl (Sonja) Porter and Cheryl (Al) Tatro.
Our family would like to express our sincere gratitude to the following Kadlec health care professionals: Lee, Jamie, Christina and Lilly for their wonderful display of compassion for our beloved Raideen.
A celebration of Raideen’s life will take place on Friday, February 19, 2021 at 1:00 pm at Einan’s at Sunset Funeral Home in Richland (915 Bypass Highway), followed by committal at Sunset Gardens Cemetery. Lastly, a reception will immediately follow, back at the funeral home, where family and friends have the opportunity to gather, and continue sharing memories of Raideen’s life.
The Celebration of Life will be live streamed and is available to watch. Please visit the obituary page on our website at www.einansatsunset.com to access the live stream link and to express your thoughts and memories on our online guestbook.
I’m Raideen’s distant cousin closer to Cheryl and Bill through the years. I just read her obituary and I imagine you are all blessed to have her as a role model. May she rest in peace.
We so enjoyed the times we spent together with Raideen and Clement. We especially enjoyed the times we had going out dancing and all the fun times we had spending the night at each others house and staying up all night playing games. Raideen was always such a wonderful and gracious hostess and such a good cook, we will never forget her homemade spaghetti sauce. We will always treasure those times and fond memories in our hearts.
Raideen was a best friend of so many people. She loved her family and each time she received a family picture and pictures of new members such as grandchildren and and great-grandchildren she would always share them with the dominoes and bunco groups. These groups were very important to all of us. It was always a fun day when it was her birthday and we celebrated at her choice of restaurant. She was kind to everyone and willing to help wherever there was a need. She loved God and her church, and served at many functions throughout the years. Raideen will be missed beyond measure. Our world was made better by her.
Aunt Raideen was always a wonderfully positive person and so friendly to me and my brothers growing up. Though we lost touch over the years after Uncle Clement died, I thought of her frequently.
All of you are in my thoughts and prayers.
Great Memories of you and our times together. Love and Peace to you Aunt Raideen and those you loved and left behind.
Love you mom. Give dad a big hug from me
Raideen P. Roy