Obituaries for week of 4/18/2014

Phyllis Marian (Hart) Ridenour

Ralph Earl Anderson Sr.


Phyllis Marian (Hart) Ridenour, aged 90, passed away peacefully in her sleep April 1, 2014, in Camp Verde, Ariz.

She was born Aug. 29, 1923, to George Franklin Hart and Marguerite May (Hazen) Hart in Beverly, Mass. She graduated with an AA degree from St. Petersburg Junior College in St. Petersburg, Fla. She lived in San Diego for 30 years and then another 30 or so in Greenville, before her final move to Camp Verde in 2009.

She loved gardening, reading and dogs.

She was predeceased by her son Melvin Young.

She is survived by her daughter Karen (Bill) Doran, of Poway, her son Norman Lewis, of San Diego, her son Patrick Lewis, of Port Angeles, Wash., a granddaughter, Nicki (Matt) Schlemmer, of St. Louis, Mo., a sister, Marilou Coy, of Phoenix, Ariz., and several nieces and nephews.

At her request there will be no services.



Ralph Anderson Sr. went home to God on Sunday, April 6, 2014, surrounded by his loving family.

He was born Nov. 6, 1935.

He is survived by his wife Sharlyne, children Andralyne, Ralph Jr., LynnAnn and Jolynn, seven grandchildren, two great-grandchildren and his brother Howard Anderson.

Ralph retired from IBM in 1997 after 32 years of service as a procurement manager. He served his country for 29 years in the United States Marine Corps and retired as a lieutenant colonel. After retiring, Ralph and Sharlyne moved to the family’s favorite vacation spot, Lake Almanor. He was active in various community organizations and the Chester Community United Methodist Church. In his spare time, he enjoyed waterskiing, golfing and watching his favorite teams, the St. Louis Cardinals and the Denver Broncos.

A celebration of his life will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers donations may be made in his honor to the Chester Community United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 615, Chester, CA 96020.


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