Dixie Lee Ridley, 76, of Green Valley, Ariz., passed away on Nov. 11, 2013.

Dixie was born in South Haven, Mich., on Jan. 9, 1936 to Dudley and Norma Sherwood. She graduated from South Haven High School in 1954 and received a bachelor of science degree in education from Michigan State University in 1958. She married Larry Ridley on Sept. 8, 1956.

Dixie Lee Ridley is survived by her loving husband Larry Ridley, her son Brent Ridley, son Richard Ridley, daughter Cynthia Ridley and grandchildren Mason, Kylie, Avery and Kalie.

A memorial service will be held on Nov. 29 at 2 p.m. at the St Francis-in-the-Valley Episcopal Church. In lieu of flowers, donations will be appreciated for the" Youth-on-their-own" charity.

Published in Green Valley News & Sun on Nov. 24, 2013