The Enid News and Eagle, Enid, OK

January 7, 2014

Enos V. 'Budd' Ridgway

Published 1-7-14

Enid News and Eagle

ENID, Okla. — Funeral service for Enos V. “Budd” Ridgway will be 1 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 9, 2014, at Friends Church. The Rev. Mark McDonald, pastor, will officiate. Interment in Hardtner Cemetery. Arrangements by Wharton Funeral Chapel, Alva.

Budd was the 12th of 15 children born to Barbara (Hostetler) and Eli Ridgway in Alva, Okla., on Jan. 4, 1920. He passed away at Beadles Nursing Home on his 94th birthday. He was a graduate of the Alva school system.

In 1938, he was married to Edna Hook in Alva, Okla.

On July 7, 1941, he was married to Annadean Blakely in Newkirk, Okla.

Budd served his country during WWII in the Army Aircorps from 1942-1945.

Following his time in the service, he worked as a mechanic in Engelwood, Colo., Pratt, Kan., Seiling and Alva, Okla. In 1952, he went to work for the post office, taking on a rural route in 1960, and retiring in 1982. He continued to do part-time work at Max Supply for many years.

He was a member of Alva Friends Church, where he served on the Steward Committee as a trustee and was an usher for as long as he was able. He was also a member of the Masonic Lodge, where he received his 50-year pin.

Budd was preceded in death by his wife, Annadean (Dec. 14, 2000); a daughter, Janette Faye (Sept. 20, 1954); two grandchildren, Mitch Ridgway (Jan. 2, 1999) and Nicole Feese (June 21, 1997); one son-in-law, Eldon Powers (May 9, 2001); his parents; eight sisters and six brothers.

Budd is survived by his children, Deanna (Ridgway) Jackson and husband Gene, Verlyn Ridgway and wife Janece, Bobbie (Ridgway) Powers and friend Gerald Longhurst, Lynn Ridgway and wife Julie, Randy Ridgway and wife Ella, and Merle Ridgway and wife Diann; 10 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; five great-great-grandchildren; and many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Memorial contributions may be made in his memory to Friends Church or Beadles Nursing Home.

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(Submitted by family)