TAHLEQUAH, OK -- Tommy R. Ridge , (Seq. Class of 2012), son of Lesley Wayne Ridge and Donna Kay (Mink) Ruben, was born on April 23, 1993 in Tahlequah, Oklahoma and departed this life to be with his Lord on Tuesday, October 29, 2013 in Stilwell, Oklahoma at the young age of 20 years, 6 months and 6 days.
He was baptized in the month of April 2003 at the age of 10 by the late John E Goodrich. Tommy worked at McDonalds and was liked by everyone. He graduated from Sequoyah Schools , in Tahlequah, OK in 2012. He liked to play video games and hacky sack. Tommy was excellent with electronics and hands on building projects. In his spare time, he built speaker boxes and installed audio systems for friends and family. Most of all, he enjoyed spending time with his girlfriend, friends and family.
He was preceded in death by his grandparents: Emma Mink, Joe Roberts, Davis “Sonny” Mink, great grandparents: Watie and Helen Ridge, Robert Gonzales, uncles: Dewey Roberts, Tommy Mink, great uncle: Larry Ridge (Seq. Cls'68) , cousins: Michael Eagle and Aaron Beaver, Winter Sno Vallad.
He is survived by a large, loving family that includes his parents: Donna Kay Ruben of Stilwell, Lesley Wayne Ridge of Stilwell, fiancé: Tammie Ann Wofford of Tahlequah, OK, siblings: Amanda Celeste Vargas and husband Noe, Tanner Chase Ridge and Tucker Cale Ridge of Stilwell, paternal grandfather: Charles Wayne Ridge (Seq. Stud.1969) of Welling, OK, paternal grandmother: Frances Goodrich of Stilwell, nephews: Alexaiver Vargas and Jerasiah Vargas of Springdale, AR, numerous aunts, uncles and many friends.
Funeral services were held at 1 pm on Monday, November 4, 2013 at Roberts/Reed-Culver Chapel with Bro. David Mink and Bro. Carney Duncan officiating. Interment followed at Chuculate Cemetery, Stilwell, OK.