Donald James Rideout
Oct 30, 1945 - Dec 6, 2016
- Donald James Rideout passed away peacefully on Dec 6, 2016 in Las Vegas, NV under the loving care of Mt View Hospice personnel, after a brief illness.
The son on Lloyd Leeman and Lucy Myshrall Rideout of Millinocket, Maine. He was born Oct 30, 1945 in Yarmouth, Maine. The 13th born of 15 children.
Don graduated from Stearns High School in 1965. This was the height of the Vietnam war and he joined the United States Army to serve his country.
His tours included Germany, Okinawa, Alaska and 2 years in Vietnam.
He met and married his wife Sumi while stationed in Okinawa. He retired as Sergeant after 20 years of active duty. They moved to LasVegas where he was employed at Valley Hospital for many years.
Don was a generous and loving man who would, and did, give his last dollar to a stranger.
He was predeceased by his wife Sumi in 2010, his mom and dad, brothers; Bill, Dick and Jackie, sisters; Joyce, Gail, Patti, Carolyn and Barbara.
He is survived and loved by his brothers; Ken and Butch, sisters; Mim, Jane, Edy, Mitzi.
Numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. Also, his best friend, Sato Stephenson of Las Vegas.
Davis Funeral Services is handling the arrangements. Graveside services will be held at a later date with military honors at Southern Nevada Veterans Cemetary.
"Heaven has a new angel
Peace is now in his soul
The struggles of his fighting
Have finally taken toll.
No more pain - no more strife
And we celebrate his life"