Bobbie C. Ridge, retired Navy Aviation Chief Petty Officer, WWII vet, loving husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, and life-long patriot ended a life well lived on April 6, 2017 after a short battle with cancer in Monterey, CA. He was born May 26, 1926 in Memphis, MO.
He was preceded in death by brothers, Stanley and Leonard; sister, Hazel; and 1st wife Helen Genevieve.
He is survived by his sister, Eithel; second wife Hope Fine; two children, Linda Bass (married to Jim) and Richard Ridge (married to Rosemary); three grandchildren, Jim Bass (married to Anne), Brian Bass (married to Michele), and Moira Ridge; and four great-grandchildren Kevin Bass, Kathleen Bass, Maureen Bass, and Colvin Bass.
Bobbie was a sterling example of the “Greatest Generation”. He passed as he had lived, with courage and dignity and surrounded by family.
A graveside service was held at 11:00 a.m. Thursday, April 13, 2017 at Garden of Memories Cemetery, 850 Abbott Street, Salinas, CA. 93901.
Arrangements were through Struve and LaPorte Funeral Home, Salinas, CA.