Jerry Lynn Ridennoure
November 24, 1939 – July 17, 2011
A favourite local horseman and cowboy, Jerry Lynn Ridennoure, 71, passed away peacefully Sunday, July 17, 2011 with family by his side at Bulkley Valley Hospital. Jerry was born in La Junta, Colorado, November 24, 1939 to Lawrence “Cuddle” Culbertson and Etha Lynn (Taylor) Ridennoure. He was the youngest of eight children.
He graduated from La Junta High School in 1959. Jerry was raised in the Higbee Valley, south of La Junta, Colorado. He farmed and ranched in the local area, including Kim and Timpas, Colorado. He immigrated to Canada in 1986 to follow his dreams.
Jerry was active throughout his life with the American Paint Horse Association, Back Country Horsemen, Australian Shepherd Club of America, Canadian Kennel Club, B.C. Paint Horse Club, Northern Saddle Club, Pleasant Valley Horse Club, and American Quarter Horse Association. Along with wife, Jan Ridennoure they owned and operated Spring Crest Window Decor, bred and trained Paint horses and Australian Shepherds.
Survivors include his wife of the home Janice Ridennoure, sons Jake (Naiomi) Carroll of Smithers, B.C., Jamison Carroll of Yorkton, Saskatchewan, Faron Jay Ridenour of Los Angeles, California, Cody (Tammy) Ridennoure of Rocky Ford, Colorado, sisters Lois (Fred) Freidenberger of La Junta, Colorado, and Ruby Marshall, of Pahnert Park, California.
Grandchildren include: Codi Golder, Austin Carroll, Jamie Carroll, Ashton Poitras, Courtney Carroll, Rae Lee Carroll, Kelsey Ridennoure, and Colby Ridennoure.
He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers Larry, Ben and Ted Ridennoure; sisters Betty Jo Hart and Pat Bataglia.
Celebration of life will be at Evelyn Hall, Smithers, B.C. Memories, photos and Jerry’s favourite dessert, pie, will be enjoyed Saturday, July 23, 2011 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Jerry was most proud of his grandchildren and horses. He touched numerous lives and will be missed dearly by his family and friends. In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to the Bulkley Valley Hospice, Smithers, B.C.