Obituary, Venita Elizabeth Ridge

Venita Elizabeth Ridge passed away on Monday, June 18, 2018 in the Bremond Nursing Home at age 90.

Graveside services were held on Saturday at the Pavilion at Faulkenberry Cemetery, with Chaplain Jon Honea officiating.

Venita was born August 5, 1927 to Harvey Raymond Perry and Verna Elizabeth Hawkins at home in the Prairie Point community near Groesbeck.   She was one of twelve children in the family, and all were nicknamed.    Her dad gave Venita the name of “Mugs” and the family all called her Mugs or Muggins.   She lived at Prairie Point until she married at age 15.

Venita was dating Vestle “Buck” Ridge, in fact double-dating with her oldest sister Geneva and Scooter Cox.  And then the war began and they got married.    While Buck was gone to war, Venita and Geneva lived in Houston.    When the war was over, she and Buck moved to Midland-Odessa where she lived many years.   They eventually moved to Oklahoma with his job in the oil and gas industry.

She went to beauty school in Odessa and then operated her own beauty shop, even after they moved to Oklahoma.  Buck spoiled her during their life together.  She was not a person who enjoyed the yard, or her son’s wildlife “pets” they brought home – she didn’t like getting dirty. 


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