Margaret Jean Ridpath

March 1923 – December 2011

Margaret Jean Ridpath, 88, of Turlock passed away at Paramount Court Senior Living on Tuesday, December 13. She was born in Evanston, IL to George and Marguerite Kirchner in 1923. She was raised there and moved to Southern California in the early forties. She married Russ Ridpath in 1946, and they moved to Denair in 1959. Peggy settled in Turlock in 1966. She had worked at Community Hospital and Emanuel Medical Center as a nurse’s aide. She loved watching the Oakland A’s, playing cards and being active at Paramount Court.

Peggy is survived by her children Susan Johnson of Folsom, Marilyn McMurphy of Turlock and Tim “Rod Taylor” Ridpath; two grandchildren and three great granddaughters. She is preceded in death by her loving husband of 55 years Russ Ridpath and sister Harriett Both.

Arrangements are entrusted to Allen Mortuary. A visitation will be at Allen Mortuary on Saturday, December 17 from 3:00 to 6:00 pm. A funeral will be held at Allen Mortuary on Sunday, December 18 at 2:00 pm. A private burial will be at Turlock Memorial Park. Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Emanuel, 825 Delbon Ave., Turlock, CA 95380.

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