William Loren Ridenour (Billy) January 21, 1971 - January 6, 2009 Bill was 37 years old when he passed away unexpectedly due to a tragic accident at his home in Broomfield, Colorado. Bill was born January 21, 1971 and passed away January 6, 2009. He was a beloved father, husband, son, grandson, brother, friend, and coworker. Billy was born and raised in Arizona, attended high school at Arcadia, and was a graduate from the University of Arizona. He was honorably discharged from the Coast Guard. Bill loved the outdoors and to be in the fresh air. He would take his dogs Kamali and Sage on adventures several times a year. Bill had 2 wonderful daughters, Tegan-3 and Anna-5, to carry on his legacy. He loved his girls and his wife above all others. Wherever they were as a family was home to Bill. He was best known for his loving gentle spirit, his concern for others, and his sense of humor. He left a special mark on every life he touched. Bill was preceded in death by his grandfathers William Ridenour and Loren Fetter, his Grandmother Inez Ridenour, his uncle Richard Ridenour, and his beloved dog Sage Ridenour. Billy is survived by the "love of his life" and his wife Malinda Ridenour, his girls Tegan and Anna Ridenour, his mother and father William and Joey Ridenour, his brother Tyson Ridenour, his sister Stacey Grohall and her husband Brian, and 3 children Kaden, Madeline, and Carter, his grandmother Virginia Fetter, his Aunt Janet Ridenour, his Aunt and Uncle Jackie and Gary Ruppert and their 4 children Deanna, Mike, Tom, and Allen, his Uncle and Aunt Steve and Sheree Fetter, and their 5 children Shawn, Todd, Curtis, Shara, and Lauren, and many other cousins, aunts and uncles. Bill was loved by all of his family and will be greatly missed. There will be a viewing in Colorado on Saturday 1/10/09 at Rundus Funeral Home from 2-4pm, 1998 W10th Ave, Broomfield, CO 80020 303-460-1051. Services will be held in Phoenix Arizona on Wednesday 1/14/09, at 2:00 p.m., at Paradise Valley United Methodist Church, 4455 E Lincoln Drive, Paradise Valley, AZ 85253. In lieu of flowers please send donations to The William L. Ridenour Memorial Fund, 4514 E. Pebble Ridge Road, Paradise Valley, Arizona 85253. The family appreciates all the thoughts and prayers.
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Published in The Arizona Republic from Jan. 11 to Jan. 13, 2009