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Gilbert Leroy Ridenour

July 29, 1939 — December 30, 2021

Gilbert Leroy “Lee” Ridenour died peacefully in his sleep on Thursday, December 30, 2021, at his home in Peculiar, Missouri at the age of 82.

Lee is survived by his wife Carol Ridenour, five children, nine grandchildren, and three great grandchildren. He is preceded in death by his mother and father and one grandchild.

Lee was born on July 29, 1939, in Stockton, California to Louis B. Ridenour and Wava Delores Leeds. He graduated from Tracy California High School in 1957. On July 29, 1960, Lee and Carol were married in San Bernadino California. Lee grew up as a farmer’s son and transitioned into being a Union Carpenter in California. He then moved his family to Missouri in 1971 when he specialized in Trim Carpentry. Lee had many hobbies, but he mainly loved the outdoors. He was always active doing something whether it was gardening, building homes, snow-skiing, jet skiing, boating, or taking canoe trips, but mainly spending time with his family.

Lee loved life and lived it to the full. He was the most kindhearted, loving, humble and sincere man who will be greatly missed.

There will be a private service for Lee on Saturday January 8th, 2022. Words of comfort and condolences may be left for the family at

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