Marjorie Crenshaw Ridley
Marjorie Crenshaw Ridley, age 88, of Little Rock, died Friday, June 10, 2005. She was born in Beedeville, Arkansas where she attended public schools. After her marriage to Homer Joe Ridley, who died in 1994, she spent time as a homemaker raising four children. The family moved to Newport in 1945 where Marjorie was a very active member of First Christian Church serving as an Elder. After her retirement from the United States Census Bureau of the Commerce Department she moved to Little Rock in 1995 becoming an active member of First Presbyterian Church. She enjoyed life, especially her devotion to her family, was a renowned cook, and a life long "Yellow Dog" Democrat.
Marjorie is survived by two sons; Gene Ridley of Boulder, Colorado, John Robert Ridley of Okinawa, Japan, two daughters; Carolyn Ridley Ross and husband Owen of Little Rock, Susan Ridley Woodyard and husband Bill of Little Rock, and dear friend James Wilkerson Case, III of Detroit, Michigan, 12 grandchildren; Debra Ann Riley and husband Tim, William Lindley Ridley, Beth Ridley Vance, Graham Beall Dobbins, Richard Ridley Dobbins, Stephen Loren Dobbins, Ann Carolyn Dobbins Mortenson and husband Jim, William Henry Lee Woodyard, IV and wife Peyton, Helen Woodyard Brown and husband Kevin, Erlyn Santos Castro, Michael Robert Ridley, Patrick David Ridley, 13 great-grandchildren, 3 great-great-grandchildren, and predeceased by a grandson, James Michael Ridley.
There will be a memorial service Tuesday at 2 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church officiated by Reverend Howard Gordon. Arrangements are under the direction of Ruebel Funeral Home, www.ruebelfuneralhome.com.
In lieu of flowers memorials should be made to First Christian Church of Newport, Arkansas, First Presbyterian Church of Little Rock, Arkansas Hospice, and Pulaski County Humane Society.