OBITUARY

Thomas Kendall Ridpath

August 30, 1945February 26, 2019

Thomas K. Ridpath of Cedar Park, Texas passed away at his home February 26, 2019. Formerly of Richmond, Indiana, he was born August 30, 1945 to Myra K. and Thomas C. Ridpath. He is survived by his wife of 51 years, Rebecca "Becky" Ridpath, sons Eric of Cedar Park and John and his wife Wendy of Leander, Texas. Thomas's sister, Mary Ann Stanton and her husband Jerry of Sun Rise Beach, TX. As well as several nieces and nephews.

He worked for the Texas Department of State Health Services for 40 years before retiring in March 2018. He was honorably discharged from the U.S. Army after serving a combined 20 years in both the U.S. Air Force and National Guard. He was also an active member of the Sons of the American Revolution, The Austin Celtic Association, and Austin Powerhorn Club.

Visitation service at 10:00 am followed by 11:00 am on March 9, 2019 at Cook-Walden Chapel of the Hills Austin, Texas with burial on 1:00 pm, March 11, 2019 at Central Texas State Veterans Cemetery in Killeen, Texas.

Fond memories or expressions of sympathy for the Ridpath family may be left at www.cookwaldenchapelofthehills.com.

  • FAMILY

  • Rebecca 'Becky' Ridpath, Wife
  • Eric Ridpath, Son
  • John & Wendy Ridpath, Son
  • Mary Ann & Jerry Stanton, Sister
  • Thomas is also survived by several nieces and nephews who will lovingly cherish his memories.

Services

  • Visitation Saturday, March 9, 2019
  • Memorial Service Saturday, March 9, 2019
  • Burial Monday, March 11, 2019
REMEMBERING

Thomas Kendall Ridpath

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BOB RIDGEWAY

March 7, 2019

BECKY

I WILL MISS TOM I CAN'T FORGET ARE FUN WHEN I CAME TO TEXAS AND HAD FUN EATING OUT YOU AND TOM WITH NO A/C. AND I HATED THE HEAT BUT
I HOPE THAT TIME WILL STAY WITH US . SORRY FOR YOUR LOSS I WILL NEVER FORGET OUR GOOD TIMES .. WITH LOVE FROM JUDY AND BOB RIDGEWAY

Sherry Clay

March 6, 2019

My heart goes out to Tom's family. I worked with him for many years in the laboratory. Tom was a kind and gentle man. I smile when I remember him. May he rest in peace.

Pamela Cahoon Denning

March 5, 2019

Becky, I am so sorry to hear that Tom has passed away. He was a sweet classmate and I'm sure a loving, kind husband and father. You have my deepest sympathy.
Pam Cahoon Denning

Liz Runyon

March 5, 2019

Mary Ann and Jerry,
I was so very sorry to read of the death of your brother, Mary Ann. Although I never really knew him, my older brother, Jerry Jefferies, was a year ahead of him in school and always said such nice things about him. Please express our condolences to his wife and children and your extended family. I cannot imagine losing one of my siblings and I am so sad for you, but I am sure your treasured memories will help you cope with this loss. Sincerely, Liz Jefferies Runyon

Cathy Hall

March 1, 2019

My deepest condolences to Becky and sons. I worked with Tom for many years both directly and in a support capacity. Tom took care of all of the supplies for the milk splits program and I couldn't have done it without him. Tom was always fixing things and we could trust him to have the right tool to help us out.

I brought in chocolate chip cookies to work and after lunch that day he told me he sat them on his dashboard while eating his lunch - so they would warm up and the chips got melty. Lots of fun memories. Tom was one of the good ones.

Cathy

Dana White

March 1, 2019

I worked with Tom for a time in the early ‘90’s. We shared a love of history and had many good conversations. Tom was a talented blacksmith. He very kindly made me a set of period iron camp cooking tools. I cherish them and use them often.
Most of all I remember his kindness and gentleness in our many hours in the laboratory. He came to my own retirement party not long ago and I’m so glad I got to see him again. He very gently and profoundly touched many lives.

May God be with His family

Dana White

Kim Hamilton

March 1, 2019

I worked with Tom for four years. Every time I saw him, he would have a smile and a kind word, or a good story. Tom loved his work, and loved the people that he worked with. He was someone that you looked forward to seeing every day, because even if everything else around you was in chaos, there was that often too brief moment of steady comfort that Tom brought when he popped in to collect his samples. Tom touched many lives, and I feel fortunate to have known him.

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY