Dennis Eric Rydman, 65, died suddenly, Tuesday, November 4, 2014 at Mesa View Regional Hospital in Mesquite. He was born March 8, 1949 in Aberdeen, Washington to Richard Eric and Frances Lee Frazer Rydman. On August 15, 1970 he married Kathryn Ann Krause in Aberdeen, WA. They had two sons and were later divorced. On September 4, 1987 he married Jacquelyn Ann Hill in St. Petersburg, FL.
Dennis lived most of his life in Washington. He enjoyed his schooling at the St. Martins High School and College. He grew up in a fishing family and loved the industry. With hard work, ingenuity, and a gregarious personality, he rose from fishing off the coast of Washington and Alaska to CEO / President of Ocean Gold Seafoods, Inc., based in Westport, Washington. He was respected and appreciated by his employees, business partners and other industry executives.
In 2010, he semi retired to Mesquite, Nevada where he enjoyed 4-wheelin in the desert, playing blackjack and time with family. He was able to balance a successful career while being close with his wife and children. He was devoted to caring for his wife as she endured breast cancer treatments for over a year. He will be remembered with love and admiration.
Survivors include his wife, Jackie Rydman of Mesquite; sons, Mark (Holly) of Olympia, WA, Eric (Courtney) of Bay City, WA and Ross (Mandy) of Las Vegas, NV; 7 grandchildren; one brother and two sisters, Penny (Kirk) Jones of Bainridge, WA, Richard (Cathy) of Othello, WA and Lynda (Robert) Patterson of San Diego, CA.
Funeral services will be held Wednesday, November 12, 2014 at 2pm at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Aberdeen, Washington. Reception to follow at the Rotary Log Pavilion. Interment will follow in the Fern Hill Memorial Cemetery in Aberdeen, Washington. Arrangements are in the care of Fern Hill Funeral Home in Aberdeen and Virgin Valley Mortuary in Mesquite. Friends and family are invited to sign our online guest book at www.virginvalleymortuary.com