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John Henry Ridge April 27, 1953 - August 21, 2019

John Henry Ridge, resident of Stanwood, WA went home to be with the Lord Jesus August 21st 2019 at the age of 66. He died of complications related to Kidney Failure.

Born April 27th 1953 in Richmond, CA to Jack Harold Ridge Sr. and Pauline (Fortner) Ridge.

He is survived by his wife of 44 years, Susan (Higashi) Ridge.  Sons: David Ridge and wife Jasmine; Jeremy Ridge and Elizabeth Sunderland; Peter Ridge.

Siblings: Cheryle (Ridge) Hadfield; Jack Harold II and Marcella Joyce Ridge; Jeff and Karen Fortner; George L. and Lorna Fortner; Joel and Sherry Fortner along with many nieces and nephews and grandnieces and grandnephews.

Proceeded in death by “Gram” Ruth Crystal Fortner; George Louis and Mary Fortner; Kais (Van Horn) and James Van Horn.

As a child John lived in California, Montana, Alaska and Washington State. His adolescent and teenage years were spent in Belfair, Washington.

He graduated from North Mason High School in Belfair, WA. Earned an Associate of Science Degree from Olympic College, Bremerton Washington

Receive a Bachelor’s of Science in Pharmacy and later a Bachelor’s of Science in Education from the University of Washington, Seattle Washington.

He taught Science Pasco High School. Also taught one year at a small village, Kongiganak, Alaska. Taught Science and Math at Lincoln Hills Alternative School, Stanwood, Washington.

Retired from teaching in 2010.

The Family would like to thank all those who supported us through this difficult time. Special thanks to the Staff of the ICU ward and the Palliative Care Team and Comfort Care at Providence Hospital Everett, Washington.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the American Kidney Fund.

A Memorial Service will be held at Mabana Chapel, 3871 South Camano Drive, Camano Island, WA 98292, October 5th 2019 at 2:00 PM, reception to follow.

Greg Summers will officiate. For direction go to the website www.mabanachapel.org.

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