Beth Ann Ridley
Ardmore - Beth Ann Ridley, a caring wife, mother, and grandmother, passed away peacefully at her Conroe, Texas home on July 14th, 2021 at the age of 67. Beth was born to Frank and Marcella Champ on December 31st, 1953, and grew up in Tulsa, Oklahoma where she graduated from McLain High School. She then attended Bethel College in McKenzie, Tennessee, before completing her bachelor's degree in Sociology at Oklahoma State University. Beth then returned to Tulsa, where she met her husband to be Chris Ridley. Shortly after marrying, they relocated to Ardmore, Oklahoma.
Beth worked as a tax preparer and office manager in several positions over the years, but her true passion was in raising her family. A member of St. Mary Catholic Church, she participated in a broad range of service at St. Mary's Parish. She was also highly involved in the community, serving for many years as a Camp Fire troop leader, and was a volunteer community tax preparer. Beth was a member of the Women's Republican Party and was active in Montgomery County and Carter County local and state politics. After spending 36 years living in Ardmore, Beth and Chris moved to the Houston, Texas, area in 2016 to be near their children and grandchildren.
Beth is survived by her husband Chris of Conroe, Texas; son, Brian Ridley and his wife, Lauren of Katy, TX; daughter, Lisa Stewart and her husband, Bill of Galveston, TX; four grandchildren, Eleanor and Lucille Ridley, and Dean and Matilda Stewart, her mother, Marcella Champ of Owasso, Oklahoma, a brother, Harry Champ of Claremore, Oklahoma, and sister, Karen Barber of Kingsport, Tennessee. She was preceded in death by her father, Harry Franklin Champ.
A time of visitation and support for family and friends has been set for Monday evening at 6:00 p.m., at Harvey-Douglas Funeral Home; followed by a Rosary service beginning at 7:00 p.m.Funeral services will be at 10:00 a.m. Tuesday,
July 20 2021, at St. Mary Catholic Church, officiated by Reverend Kevin Ratterman, followed by burial in St. Mary Catholic Cemetery.
Posted online on July 16, 2021