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11/23/2013 2:02:00 PM
Obituary: Madeline M. Rydberg

Madeline M. Rydberg Born 4-08-1926 Died 11-12-2013 Madeline was a woman who loved people. She loved her family and she loved her many friends. She moved to Arizona in 1950 with her husband Steve and her son Steven, from Chicago Illinois where she was born. She had 4 brothers and 3 sisters.

Madeline went to work at Carnation restaurant in the 1950's where she learned to be a waitress. She loved her job and became one of the best waitresses in the world. Through her jobs at Carnation, Jack's coffee shop in Phoenix, the Black Kettle, and the White Horse restaurant in Cottonwood, where she made many, many friends. All of who she loved dearly.

She is survived by brother Sam Pipitone , her sister Josephine Prudden, her son Steven, her grandchildren Tammy Lancaster and Gina Avery, her great-grand children Heather and Brandon Lancaster, Jessica and Simone Schader, and her great-great-granddaughters Allison and Aria Rodriguez.

She will be missed by all of us her family, and all her many friends. There will be a Mass for Madeline at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church on Nov. 30th at 10 a.m. An online obituary is available at www. westcottfuneralhome.com.

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Reader Comments

Posted: Monday, March 17, 2014
Article comment by: Terna Gerald Ayua

My dear Madeline, as a Major Seminarian at St. Charles Lwanga's Seminary, Aliade, Benue State, Nigeria you availed yourself maternally to the young seminarians( all of which are now priests). You even linked me up with one Kaley Nobel(whom I have also lost contact with). You are good, by our human judgment. I believe you aare at the right hand of God. Rest in peace my darling mother and friend. Till we part to meet no more.

Posted: Wednesday, March 12, 2014
Article comment by: Rev Julius Akosu

I knew Madeline in 2001 when she came to Nigeria and paid a courtesy call to st. Charles Lwanga prep. Seminary Aliade where I began my priestly formation. We became good friends, always writing and emailing. She contributed a lot to my training both financially and emotionally. I miss her dearly. my darling mum and friend, may your soul rest in peace with God whom you served so well. I will always remember you each time I stand before the altar for mass. May God console the wonderful family you have left behind.

Posted: Sunday, December 15, 2013
Article comment by: Kristin Warner

Madeline, you will be so very missed in this life. I have known you all my life as another grandmother full of love and laughter. Thank you for being such a great friend to my mom all these years. Her heart is broken but she finds joy in the memories of your friendship and knowing one day we will see you again. Love to your family in this time of loss. Love and miss you Madeline, you were a great friend and so glad we knew you.

Kristin (Cheri's daughter)

Posted: Wednesday, November 27, 2013
Article comment by: Tammy, John, Heather and Brandon Lancaster

We love you so much Grandma, and you will be greatly missed. Life is not the same without you.

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