Kenneth Alan Ridgely was born on April 18, 1957 in Kenmore, New York and went home to be with our Heavenly Father on January 22, 2022 in Tucson, Arizona.
Ken and his family moved from New York to Tucson, in 1966 when he was 10 years old. Ken graduated from Catalina High School and started working for an architect company while he attended Pima Community College. He then secured a job with Jerry McGetrick at McGetrick & Associates, an Electric Engineer Company where he had a 22-year career. After the company was sold, Ken then worked a short time for EDG until he became disabled in 2020.
Ken married Lisa on June 21, 1991 and became “dad” to her four children, Tony, Jason, Brian and Derek. Lisa was and always will be the love of his life. Ken devoted his life to his wife and family and always thought and treated the boys as his own. The boys loved and admired Ken and always looked up to him as their dad.
Ken rededicated his life to the Lord in 1995 and was a good Christian man. Ken had a great passion for his Lord and Savior. He was dedicated in doing things to please God. He has led numerous Bible Studies, attended Church and Sunday School and worked with the little ones during Extended Session. He loved to help children learn their Bible verses during Awana. Even though Ken was somewhat shy, he even went to the Foothills Mall to share his faith and tell others about Jesus. Ken knew who his Lord and Savior is and he is with Him in Heaven today.
Ken is predeceased by his father, Holland F. Ridgely and his mother, Joye E. Trimble Ridgely Yates as well as his step-father, Wendall Yates. He is also predeceased by his two sons, Tony and Brian.
Ken is survived by his loving wife of over 30 years, Lisa and his two sons, Jason and Derek. He is also survived by his brother, Clifford Ridgely and his wife, Cathy as well as many nieces and nephews.
Ken will be sorely missed by all who were blessed to know him. The family would like to send a special, heartfelt thank you to their family and friends, Vision Church, Nicole Tucker, Terry Searer, Casa de la Luz Hospice, the Roots and Roads Foundation, and Avenidas Cremation and Burial.