Clyde Forrest Ridgway © Cheyenne Star Submitted by: Wanda Purcell
Memorial services for Clyde Forrest Ridgway, 86 years young, retired Rancher of Qwartz Hills, California, who had lived in Antelope Valley, California since 1948 were held at 1:00 p.m. April 18, 1979, at the Mumare Funeral Home in Lancaster, California.
Clyde passed away April 14, 1979 of heart trouble.
He was a former Roll and Crawford resident leaving here in the late 30;s and moving to New Mexico where he resided until 1948.
He was born in Cherokee Indian Territory in eastern Oklahoma October 3, 1892, moving to western Oklahoma when a boy.
He met and married Sarah Sullivan in 1914. To this union were born eight children, four daughters, Lara Murphy and Odessa Mason of Lancaster, California; Ruby Kennedy of Nampa, Indiana; Virgie Miller of Yreka, California; four sons, Carl and Tom of Lancaster, California; Freeman of Roll, Oklahoma; Ray of Neosho, Missouri, all living; also surviving are a sister, Mrs. Birdie Armstrong of El Cojoun, California; twenty two grandchildren; nine great grandchildren; one sister-in-law, Mrs. Ralph Ridgway of Crawford, Oklahoma; as well as other relatives and numerous friends.
Mr. Ridgway was a blacksmith in Roll, Oklahoma in the early 30's and reared his children in this community. His blacksmith shop was located nearly in the spot where his son Freeman has a cafe at now in Roll.
Mrs. Ridgway has two sisters-in-law, Mrs. Pearl Riley of Durham; and Mrs. Ralph Ridgway of Crawford living here.
Sarah is confined to a rest home in California.
Arrangements were by Mumau Funeral Home, Lancaster, California. Officiating was the Rev. Joe Silva, Assembly of God Church of Quartz Hill.
Interment at Joshua Memorial Park, Lancaster, California.
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