Edna M. Ridenour, age 103 passed away June 10, 2019 in the company of her family. She began her 103 trips around the sun on May 5, 1916 in Pueblo Colorado. Edna lived with her parents Leonard and Laura Seville and nine siblings until she was 16. While attending high school in Columbia Falls, she met Rachel Ridenour. They became best friends and together decided Edna should come live with the Ridenour family at Lake 5. They graduated from high school together in 1934.
Edna married Harold Ridenour in 1937. Together for 59 years at Lake 5, they raised 6 children, strawberries, and kept a home and refuge for many friends and relatives. Edna was proceeded in death by her husband Harold, daughter Judy, her parents, and eight brothers and sisters. She is survived by one brother Fred Seville, children Bud Ridenour, Kay Ridenour, Donne Rae Thompson, Guy Ridenour, and Robin Ridenour, 11 grandchildren, and 8 great grandchildren.
Always restless and full of energy Edna was proud that she could work harder and longer than anyone else. Her home and beach at Lake 5 were always available to anyone who asked.
Edna and Harold long held that the water on Lake 5 should be enjoyed by all, leading to the eventual creation of Paul’s Fishing access on Lake 5.
A visitation for Edna will be held on Friday June 14 from 2PM to 5PM at Columbia Mortuary. A funeral service for Edna will be held on Saturday June 15 at Columbia Mortuary at 10am. Burial will follow services on Saturday at C.E. Conrad Memorial Cemetery in Kalispell.
A gathering of friends and family will continue, on Saturday, after services at 2:30 at her Lake 5 beach and house.
Columbia Mortuary is caring for Edna’s family.