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Tibbs Ridley

Born: Wed., Sep. 23, 1953
Died: Sun., Feb. 17, 2019

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Tibbs Ridley, 65, of Farm Creek, passed away peacefully at home in Fort Hall, Idaho, with his family on Sunday, February 17, 2019.

He was born September 23, 1953 in Roosevelt, Utah to Benton and Marjorie LaRose Ridley. He grew up in Farm Creek, attended the local area schools and went to high school in Tucson, AZ and also Stewart, NV.

He married Marilyn Trujillo and they later divorced. Tibbs found love again with Leana Williams. They were married on December 9, 1977 and began their family with Azura, Anee and Tyson. Together they had three daughters: Reynese, Tess and Ressary Ridley.

He was a Sundancer, active in powwows, avid fisherman and hunter, a rancher and a basketball player. Tibbs was also a husband, father and friend who will be fondly remembered for his love for his family, work ethic, his love of music and his pearly white smile.

Tibbs lived in Farm Creek, for work and during the off season called Fort Hall, ID his home. Throughout his life he held many jobs. He was a painter for Ute Fab, BLM Fire Fighter in Idaho Falls, Head Start bus driver in the Whiterocks area, worked for the Tribal Fish Hatchery, and was a police officer, jailer and court bailiff. He also did labor for Ute Tribe Water Settlement Co-Op, and did agricultural work in Ft. Duchesne.

He is survived by his loving wife of 40+ years, Leana Williams Ridley, Fort Hall, ID; his daughters, Azura Aca Ridley, Reno, NV; Reynese (Nick), Tess & Ressary Ridley; Anee Angel; his son, Tyson Shay, all of Fort Hall, ID; grandchildren, the light of his life, Telson (June), Emery and Draven Jake, KiRae Gonzales, Freddy Williams, Leevi Ninnevoo, DeReese and Trevyn Shay, Isaiah "Jack" Halugan and Andres Ridley, Dauntae and Keyorie Ball, and LeNise, Jamal and Jalil Ish; great-grandchildren, Haiden and Anela Yellowfawn Jake; siblings, Ridley LaRose (Roberta) Eagle Chief, Linda (Douglas) Vanderhoop, Farm Creek; Babes (Ferron) Secakuku, Roosevelt; Riley Chet (Annie) Ridley, Sr., Whiterocks; Onna Lisa (Jaime) Quintana, Farm Creek; an uncle, Antone Appawoo, Sr.; and aunt, Delores Arrowchis.

Tibbs was preceded in death by his parents; and siblings, Newton & Lonnie.

Funeral services were held on Friday, February 22, 2019, at 10:00 a.m. at the Whiterocks Community Building. A wake was held after 4:00 p.m. on Thursday at Ridley Eagle Chief's home in Neola.

Burial took place in the Red Knoll Cemetery in Utah.

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   Posted Wed February 20, 2019
May the resurrection hope that Jesus spoke of at John 5:28,29 provide comfort to the friends and family of Tibbs who look forward to seeing him again.

Fred N
   Posted Wed February 27, 2019
To the Family,
I am deeply sorry to hear of your loss. Losing my parent has been difficult for me.
However, I found this scripture helpful. At 2 Cor 1:3,4 it says: “3Blessed be God, even the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies, and the God of all comfort;4Who comforteth us in all our tribulation, that we may be able to comfort them which are in any trouble, by the comfort wherewith we ourselves are comforted of God.”
Hopefully thinking about what these verses state can help your family during this time as it has for me.

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