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Elaine Chloe Ritchie It is with great sadness that the family of Elaine Chloe Ritchie announces her passing on Thursday, April 17th 2014. She was born April 8th 1940. She went to be with the Lord at the age of 74. She married Floyd Ritchie Jr. on June 23rd 1956. They were married for 57 lovely years. Elaine enjoyed life to the fullest. She enjoyed going to the coast, gardening and reading books. She loved decorating her home and shopping. Mom was a wonderful cook which we all learned from her. Her hobby was sewing. When her grand children were young she sewed all their Halloween costumes. Most of all she loved spending time with her family and close friends. Our hearts are broken. She will truly be missed. Elaine is preceded in death by her father Carl Swearingen, her mother Lorene Swearingen and a sister Carlene Farnsworth. Elaine leaves behind a husband Floyd Ritchie Jr. a daughter Debbie Avila and son in law Joseph Avila. A son Mark Ritchie and a daughter Taren Grote. Grandchildren Jared Avila, Justin Avila, (Allison Avila), Josh Avila, Brooke Olaho (Dave Olaho), Chad Ritchie, Tyler Ritchie, and Kirk Grote. One great grand-daughter Madison Avila. She also leaves behind a brother Richard Swearingen (Connie Swearingen). A Celebration of Life service will be held Monday, April 28, 2014 at Gateway Church 1100 S. Sowell Visalia, CA at 11 AM with a luncheon following. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the 110 W. Main Street Visalia, CA 93291. A memorial tribute may be offered by logging onto

Published in Visalia Times-Delta and Tulare Adv-Register on Apr. 25, 2014
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