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Sticklin Funeral Chapel

1437 South Gold, Centralia, WA

OBITUARY

Junior E. Ridings

May 14, 1936July 19, 2020

Junior Earl Ridings, 84, beloved friend to Russell Boggs, passed away peacefully, at Roo Lan Health Care in Lacey, WA. He was better known as ‘Earl’ to his friends.

He was born May 14, 1936, in Fork Ridge, Tennessee, to Eugene and Hazel Ridings. While attending Rainier School in Buckley, Wash for quite some time, he began to work at a nursing home owned by Russell’s grandfather in Kent, WA. As time went on, the nursing home was sold by grandpa and Earl had become part of the family. Grandpa and Earl relocated to Onalaska, WA where, from bare ground, a farm was started. Earl worked by grandpa’s side on the farm. He enjoyed all aspects of farm life-taking care of the animals, haying (even in 90 degree weather) and the comradery of talking to other farmers that would stop by to visit. Junior also enjoyed riding his bicycle and going to church. Earl was the last of the “Dun Roamin' Ranch” era. A farm that he was always very proud of.

“Rest in Peace, my friend”….Russell Boggs

A graveside service will be held at 10:00 am, Saturday, August 1, 2020, at Alpha Cemetery in Onalaska, WA.

Services

  • Graveside Service

    Saturday, August 1, 2020

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