Celebration of Life planned December 14 for Catherine M. Riddle, 1991-2021

Family and friends will gather next week to celebrate the life of Catherine Mae Riddle. Here’s the remembrance they are sharing:

Catherine “Buggie” Mae Riddle passed away November 23, 2021. She was born on January 20th, 1991 to Greg and Eileen Riddle.

Family and friends will gather for the celebration of life for Catherine on December 14th, from 2 pm-5 pm at the Queen City Yacht Club, 2608 Boyer Ave E., Seattle. COVID-19 vaccination or negative test 72 hours in advance.

Catherine had to overcome several medical issues during the past seven years ranging from end-stage renal disease to two strokes in the last two years. She passed away from a rare condition, Calciphylaxis.

Although she had several health issues that she endured, she always remained in high spirits. When doing dialysis at the kidney center, her nurses nicknamed her “Sunshine” because she was always an easy patient to deal with. The first 2 years she dialyzed in center and for the next 5 years doing home hemo dialysis.

Everyone always had something positive to say about Catherine. She truly made the best out of whatever situation she was involved in and always spoke highly of anyone who walked into her life.

Catherine’s hobbies included online gaming, gifting the most unique and generous presents, and capturing photos of her loved ones. Catherine will always be remembered for her radiating smile, infectious laughter, bubbly personality, strength, and unconditional love. The lights of her life were her nieces and nephews who brought her great joy.

She is survived by her mother Eileen Riddle, sister Kristine Elliott (Ryan), brother Trevor Riddle (Shawna), nieces Reese, Grace, Shae, and Lucy, & nephews Luke, Blake, and Chase.

Catherine is preceded in death by her father Greg Riddle and grandmother Dortha Peterson.

You will always be loved and missed dearly, Buggie.

(WSB publishes West Seattle obituaries and memorial announcements by request, free of charge. Please email the text, and a photo if available, to editor@westseattleblog.com)

11 Replies to "Celebration of Life planned December 14 for Catherine M. Riddle, 1991-2021"

  • Bmc December 7, 2021 (9:15 am)

    Many blessings to this young woman and those who loved her. 

  • JC December 7, 2021 (9:57 am)

    My deepest condolences.  It seems like the world lost a little light with Catherine Mae’s passing.  May she shine on wherever her spirit continues!

  • Carol December 7, 2021 (10:18 am)

    Sending sincere condolences to the family.  It is always heartbreaking to lose a family member…but I think the loss is magnified when it’s a young person.  Catherine sounds like a wonderful, vibrant young woman who brought joy to many in her too short life.

  • Shawna Riddle December 7, 2021 (10:53 am)

    I feel so grateful I was blessed with you as my sister in law.  You really did have an infectious smile and I will miss laughing and chatting with you about all of the ridiculous reality tv drama we both enjoyed.  No one appreciates Bravo television quite like we do :)

  • Jo Allen December 7, 2021 (12:55 pm)

    My thoughts and prayers to all of Catherine’s family and beloved friends whose love of her was so profound.  I know she is now in the loving hands of God, pain free and eternally happy.  May the thought of her happiness now be the healing of your grief.

  • Westwood Boy December 7, 2021 (6:27 pm)

    My heart aches for the loss of such a beautiful soul! Catherine was a light in the lives of all who knew her and met her. I have been reflecting back on all of the amazing memories and stories of growing up and getting in trouble with our little gang of neighborhood punks. It was such a blessing to grow up in a tight knit ‘hood and I’m so thankful to have been able to be Catherine’s friend.  I will always miss you! Love and prayers to the Riddle Fam during this time.  Love, Charles (Mayor of 30th and Cambridge SW) :)

  • CMT December 7, 2021 (9:33 pm)

    I wish I could have known her … she sounds like a wonderful person. I’m so very sorry.

  • Trevor Riddle December 7, 2021 (10:26 pm)

    We definitely miss her dearly. Thank you all for the well wishes and support. It means a great deal to our family. Catherine loved West Seattle and was glad it was home. She is loved by so many people and will forever be missed. I love you baby sister.

  • WS Neighbor December 8, 2021 (8:44 am)

    Catherine’s lovely joy is crystal clear in her photo!  My heart is with her loved ones, so sorry for your loss.

  • Diane December 10, 2021 (8:56 am)

    What a sweet spirit!  Sending lots of love and prayers to Catherine’s family.

  • Pauyl Beaudion/Christy Broten December 10, 2021 (4:40 pm)

    We are so sorry for your loss, Sending  prayers and love to the family,

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