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Kenneth Ray Ritchie


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Kenneth Ray Ritchie Obituary
Kenneth Ray Ritchie
1/27/31 - 4/27/15

Kenneth Ray Ritchie, age 84 years old, passed peacefully from this life in Torrance, California.

Kenneth is survived by his six sons and only daughter, Kendra.

Kenneth was born in La Mesa, Texas to parents, David and Elizabeth Hopkins Ritchie.

He graduated from Spur High School in Spur, Texas in 1950. Kenneth joined the Navy in July 1951 during the Korean War. In June 1955, Kenneth was honorably discharged. He married Jean Simmons in 1956, 3 months after they met, and the couple had 7 children together, which blessed them with 24 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren.

Kenneth co-owned a very successful machine shop in the 1970's through the 1980's called Ritchie Bros R&D. He spent his last 5 working years at Northrop Grumman retiring in 1995. His family and friends will remember him for being a person who lived and loved life to the fullest, and for his amazingly, self-less generosity.

A Celebration of Kenneth Ritchie's Life is scheduled for May 16, 2015 from 2:00-6:00 pm, at the home of his son, Randy. Randy's address is 1641 Juniper Avenue, Torrance, California 90503. Jay Durant will officiate the Life Celebration; the family requests casual & joyful attire to be worn in their Dad's memory. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made in Kenneth's name to a Dementia or Veteran . Please sign the guest book at www.dailybreeze.com/obits.
Published in Daily Breeze on May 9, 2015
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