Starla Lou Riddell

Starla Lou Riddell, 51, of Ridgecrest, died Friday, April 27, 2018. Starla passed peacefully with her family by her side.

Her service will be held at 9 a.m. Saturday, May 12, at Crossroads Community Church, 235 N. China Lake Blvd., Ridgecrest. Burial at Desert Memorial Park will follow conclusion of the service. If you wish to send flowers, please send them to Holland & Lyons Mortuary.

Starla was born to James Thomas and Carolyn Lowe, on May 26, 1966, in Xenia, Ohio. Starla has resided in Ridgecrest since 1990. She enjoyed a 16-year career with the city of Ridgecrest, finishing as the transit services coordinator.

Starla is survived by her husband, David Riddell of Ridgecrest; son Steve Kuschka Jr of Ridgecrest; daughter Kristina Benso of Ridgecrest; daughter Brittany Baker of Ridgecrest; brother James Thomas Jr of Ridgecrest;sister Jeannette Thomas of Ridgecrest and brother Stoney Lowe of Trona. Also surviving her are six grandbabies, Khylee, Jesse, Kinzley, Alyssa, Hayden and Easton.

Starla loved life and always showed it with a huge smile. She enjoyed camping and fishing, and watching the New England Patriots. Most of all she loved spending time with her family. Starla always made sure holidays and birthdays were celebrated as special occasions, having the entire family together celebrating. Starla was full of life and full of love; she will be greatly missed.

— Submitted by the loved ones of Starla Riddell

Story First Published: 2018-05-11