Former Bishop Dies After Short Illness at Home
Supervisor of Repairs in Ogden City Schools Succumbs

Ogden—Wilford Owen Ridges, 6t8, former bishop of the Ogden L.D.S. Ninth ward and supervisor of repair work in the Ogden schools for 20 years, died Sunday at the family home, 3162 Adams avenue, of coronary thrombosis. He was stricken Saturday.

Mr. Ridges was born September 5, 1866, in Salt Lake City, a son of Joseph H. and Ann Agatha Pratt Ridges, Utah pioneers of 1847. He received his education in Salt Lake City and moved to Ogden in 1891. Mr. Ridges married Letitia Chambers in the Salt Lake L.D.S. temple February 26, 1896.

Mr. Ridges filled a mission for his church to the southern states from 1892 to 1894, was a member of the Weber stake Sunday school board; of the high council of the Oneida L.D.S. stake, superintendent of Fairview, Idaho, ward Sunday school, member of the Mount Ogden stake high council, and a counselor in Mount Ogden high priests quorum.

He was a member of the industrial school board several years and had been manual training instructor at Weber college and at South Washington school.

Surviving are his widow, seven sons and daughters, Eugene C., Lowell W., J. Harris, John M. and Wilford O. Ridges Jr., Mrs. Milford Piggott and Mrs. Lloyd W. Keller, all of Ogden; five grandchildren and six brothers and sisters: Mrs. Clara Bell Pike, Mrs. Louie Carpenter, Mrs. Berniece Haddock and Beatrice Ridges, all of California; Mrs. Florence Dean, Shelley, Idaho, and Joseph P. Ridges, Salt Lake City.

Funeral arrangements will be announced from the Larkin and Sons mortuary.

[Salt Lake Tribune, Aug. 12, 1935, 7]

[transcribed and proofread by David Grow, Jan. 2006]



Wilford Owen Ridges

Ogden—Funeral services for Wilford Owen Ridges, 68, former bishop of the Ogden L.D.S. Ninth ward and supervisor of repair work in the Ogden schools for 20 years, who died Sunday at his home, 3162 Adams avenue, will be conducted Tuesday at 2 p.m. in the L.D.S. Ninth ward chapel by Bishop E. Smith Murphy. Friends may call at the family residence Tuesday from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. Interment will be in Mt. Ogden Memorial park, under the direction of the Larkin & Sons mortuary.”

[Salt Lake Tribune, Aug. 13, 1935, 16]

[transcribed and proofread by David Grow, Jan. 2006]


Return to histories of Wilford Owen Ridges