Walter Keith Ridgley, 79, moved on to be with his Heavenly Father Wednesday July 4, 2018. He was born at the train station in Thistle, Utah February 16, 1939 to Anna Musser and Walter E. Ridgley. He served in the United States Marine Corps from 1959 to 1963.
He married Gwen Hazel Sheriff in Orem, Utah October 7, 1961. They had two beautiful Children April and Aaron. Gwen passed away in April of 1987. Keith was lucky enough to find love a second time and married Elaine Welch January 21, 1989. He adopted her two youngest boys Tom and Joe. Soon after they were sealed as a family for time and eternity in The Bellevue Washington LDS Temple.
Keith retired from Boeing, and then spent 11 years working at the Mt. Vernon Chamber of Commerce as the transportation manager. He loved meeting new people and took great pride in his work. Keith served as Citizen Patrol volunteer for the Sedro Woolley police department until the day he died. Keith was a loving giving man who cared very deeply for his family and friends. He worked tirelessly to serve those he loved. He enjoyed fishing and spending times with his friends.
Keith is survived by his wife, Elaine; daughter, April (Gary) Raush; sons, Aaron Ridgley, Tom (Candace) Ridgley, Joe (Jen) Ridgley; stepsons, Scott (Stacy) Sides, Trent (Paulette) Sides; step daughter, Pam (Randy) Martin. He cherished all 25 of his grandkids, and 13 great grandkids, with 2 more on the way. He is preceded in death by his first wife Gwen and 1 Granddaughter Sara.
Services will be held Tuesday, July 10, 2018 At the Sedro-Wooley LDS Church. 1122 McGargile Road. Services will begin at 10:00am. Lunch will be served in the cultural hall at the church for family and friends immediately following the service.