Amanda Jean Hurst Ridgley

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Kennewick, Wash.
Amanda Jean Hurst Ridgley age 19, of Kennewick, died Friday, April 29, 2005, from unknown causes.
She was born June 30, 1985, in West Lake City, Utah. She moved to Tacoma, Washington, and then to Richland, Washington, in 1990. At the time of her death, Amanda lived alternately with her mother and stepfather, Penny and David Ridgley at 2105 N. Steptoe St. in Kennewick or with her stepmother and father, Lisa and Harry Hurst at 606 James St. in West Richland.
She is survived by her mother, Penny P. Ridgley; her stepfather, David C. Ridgley II; her father, Harry Hurst; her stepmother Lisa Hollinger; her sisters Misty P. Ridgley, Ashley Hurst, Tonya Segoviano, Heather Derkson and Maria Martin; her grandparents Dolores Jean Jemmings, Louise and Wallace Lucas, and Jean and David Ridgley; her favorite niece Christina Martin-Segoviano; her godsons Dillon Shaw and David Snyder; her very close aunt Brenda Davis, cousins Adam Hospenthal and Danielle Ridgley, their families and all her many, many other cousins, aunts and uncles in Washington, Utah, New Mexico and Arizona; and her cat Dameon (known affectionately as D.J).
Amanda (also known by friends and family as Lovey, Manny, and Boo Boo) had experienced many troubled times in her mid-teen years but seemed to have turned a corner in the past year. She was working on a GED, had employment through Work Source and had many plans for the future. She loved and was very good with small children and so wanted to have some of her own. And she loved people; she could always make friends wherever she was and she always put those friends' problems before her own.
Amanda was a wonderful daughter, sister, aunt, cousin, niece and friend to those who knew and loved her. Her friends and family all treasured her personality and sense of humor. Her biggest joy was music, she just loved to sing, and she was always sharing her love and joy of music with all those she knew.
A memorial service will be held at the Devine Fellowship Church, located at 513 Barth Ave, Richland, WA, 99352 (509-946-8656) on Saturday, May 14, at 3 p.m. Donations to help with funeral arrangements would be greatly appreciated and can be made to the pastors of the church, Phil and Janice Lynch, who will see to it that it goes to Amanda's family. Flowers or plants are also welcome.
Amanda, you will be missed by many and the memory of your laughter and joy will be cherished and never forgotten by those who loved you. Mommy loves you honey, we all love you Amanda and will treasure the precious times we shared together, but you left too soon, there were so many more memories left to make. You're with your Nana now and may God hold you in the palm of his hand till we meet again.
Published in Tri-City Herald from May 8 to May 11, 2005