April 2, 1946 – May 1, 2019
Funeral service for Esther Sequichie-Ridge will be held on Tuesday, May 7th, 2019 at 2:00pm at Reed-Culver Chapel with Dennis Sixkiller officiating. A visitation will be held on Monday, May 6th, 2019 from 4:00pm until 6:00pm at Reed-Culver Funeral Home. Online Condolences for the family be left at www.reedculver.com.
Esther Sequichie-Ridge was born on April 2nd, 1946 in Tahlequah, OK, the daughter of John and Peggy (Washington) Sequichie. She was one of six children in the household. On December 13, 2002 she married Watie “Bill” Ridge in Arkansas, and they spent seventeen years together. Esther enjoyed being outdoors, always taking the opportunity to drop a line in her favorite fishing hole, tinker in in her flower bed, or watch the lights of her life, her grandchildren, play ball. She had a kind heart and an open door for anyone that might need a place to crash for the night or simply sit and talk for a while. When the weather kept Esther from enjoying one of her many outdoor activities, she could be found watching westerns, a favorites being Gun Smoke, or the only team worth watching, the New York Yankees. Esther had an eye for jewelry and spent countless hours shopping for the perfect piece to add to her very large collection. She was a kind hearted person, but never missed the chance to be a little ornery. On May 1, 2019 this loving women closed her eyes and found rest in the Lord. She will be greatly missed by all of her family and friends.
Esther is preceded in death by her father, mother, daughter Bobbi Moore-Smith, two brothers, Ed Sequichie and Billy Sequichie, sister, Alice Baldridge, and three grandchildren, Jennifer Barnoskie, Kasey Russell, and Jonathan Buchanan.
She is survived by her husband, Watie “Bill” Ridge, son, Eric Russell of the home, daughters, Sally Haby of Tahlequah, OK, Terri Robinson and husband Bill of Muskogee, OK, Billie Russell of Tahlequah, OK, Annetta Russell of Tahlequah, OK, and Claudia Carnes and husband Todd of Tahlequah, OK, brothers, Jim Sequichie of Tahlequah, OK and Eli Sequichie of Tahlequah, OK. Her legacy lives on through her grandchildren, Deanna Houston, David Barnoskie, Rachelle and husband Joey Owen, Keelee Blair, Jimmy Harlow, Leigh Buchanan, Kenneth (Ridge) Sanders, Chad Russell, Ethan Russell, Charlie Davis, Taylor Russell, Kortny Russell, Kristian “Paige” Carnes and fiancé Cody Keys Jr., Kassidy “Tye” Carnes, Holli Carnes, and numerous great, and great-great grandchildren, as well as, a host of friends and loved ones.
- Visitation Monday, May 6, 2019
- Funeral Service Tuesday, May 7, 2019