Raida grew up in Tooele and graduated from Tooele High School in 1959. “Forever and Forever in Tooele!”
She had an amazing childhood because everybody in the old 7th Ward were friends and spent all of their free time playing sports together. She never lost her love of sports; as an adult she coached softball, tennis, and bowling for many years. Coaching brought her a lot of joy and satisfaction over the years.
Raida met the love of her life, Carl Walter, while cruising Main Street in 1960. They were married July 13, 1961, and just celebrated their 59th anniversary together. Their marriage was solemnized and they were sealed as a family in October of 1985.
She was a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and served faithfully in many callings, her favorite being in the Young Women.
Raida is survived by her devoted and loving husband Carl; son James (Tawna) of Tooele; daughter Beverly (Cory) Dobson of Tooele; Clifton (Annie) of Avondale, Colorado; brother Jack (Betty) Bell of St. George, Utah. Her greatest happiness was being an extraordinary grandma to her eight grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
Mom’s favorite thing to do was bowling. She enjoyed every minute at the bowling alley and made lifetime friends there. She had a special place in her heart for the bowling ladies, many of whom she played bunco with. She loved her friends like sisters; thank you for giving her such wonderful memories!
Mom, you had such a big impact on all of us and we will always cherish the times we had with you!
Graveside services will be held Wednesday, Aug. 19, 2020, at 10:30 a.m. at the Tooele City Cemetery.