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08/16/1935 — 04/07/2023
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1720 Thayer Dr.
Richland, WA US
Celebration of Life
1720 Thayer Dr.
Richland, WA US
Naomi Ann Settlemyre, 87 of Richland, Washington passed away quietly in the early morning hours of April 7th, 2023. Naomi was born on August 16th, 1935 in Murray, Utah to John Jay Rolph and Zilpha Dale Jones. She grew up in Newton Utah and was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints . When she was 15 she married and moved to Egypt and when she returned to the United States she met and married Reid Dunford Pedersen and raised 5 children together. She lived a full life spending time between Utah, Egypt, Idaho, Florida and the last 18 years in Richland, Washington. She was instrumental in getting the Idaho Falls Public Library converted to their first computer system. She worked at the libraries at the Washington State University campus in Pullman, Washington, Idaho National Engineering Laboratory Library in Idaho Falls Idaho, and at McDill Air Force Base in Tampa, Florida. Naomi’s favorite past time was doing Genealogy work and she loved to read.
Naomi is survived by her children, Annette Pedersen of Sweet Home, Oregon, Randy Pedersen of Washington, Rebecca (Dennis) Hill of Richland, Washington, Ruth (Jeff) Syverson of Idaho Falls, Idaho and Richard (Jill) Pedersen of Oregon City, Oregon. Naomi had 13 grandchildren and 20, soon to be 21 great grandchildren. She also has 13 nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents John Jay and Zilpha Rolph, sisters Mary Ruth and Linda Dale, and her brother John Jay Jr. Her husbands Mounir Ramzy Nagmoush, Reid Dunford Pedersen, Mark Jones and William L Settlemyre.
The viewing and funeral services will be held on Saturday April 15th at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints Richland Stake Center and laid to rest in Einans at Sunset Cemetery in Richland Washington.
Naomi is on my list of favorite people; she was inspirational for me. When she was at the IF Library reference desk, I could always call her to “settle the case” over friendly “arguments” among my co-workers at the IF lab — not always in my favor, but we all respected her. I am so glad that we were able to visit occasionally after she left our area — at St. George, Ogden, and Safety Harbor.
I pray for extra blessings for those who so diligently cared for her in her later years.
She is so special.
Dear family of Naomi:
We are very sorry for your loss of mother, grandmother, sister, etc. We enjoyed reading about Naomi’s wonderful life…full of adventure and experience. I’m sure you will miss her greatly.
I love you and miss you so much mommy! Bet you are enjoying hanging out with all your family! I am so happy you have your memory back!
~~love from your oldest daughter
My grandma was one of the most spunkiest people I knew! She’s where I get my “no-filter mouth” from I think. I will always love and miss her, but am grateful for the time I could spend with her. I will miss her stories, her love for history, and her no bull attitude. I’m glad she’s at peace now, full of her spunk with our Lord.
Mothers brought us into this world and still look over us even when they leave this mortal existence. Loved my cousin and Julia’s friend. Vaughan and Julia Rigby Midvale,Ut
She definitely will be missed. Love and hugs to all family. Love, Jennifer (Mary’s granddaughter)
Words are never enough when a loved one leaves our earth. Msy you hearts heal quickly and all the wonderful memories last you a lifetime.
Brenda (Rolph) Jones
going to missa my aunt namoi she was a loving person