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Kelby Ridenour Aug. 11, 1971 - May 6, 2019

Kelby Ridenour passed away on May 6, 2019 at the age of 47 in Portland, Oregon. In true Kelby style, he was brave and resilient in his fight against cancer.

Kelby was born on Aug. 11, 1971 in Indianapolis, Indiana. He attended Southwood High School (class of 1989) and Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology (class of 1993). He also has an MBA from Indiana University. He has lived in Portland, Oregon since 2000.

Kelby is survived by his wife Keri Ridenour of Portland, Oregon, parents David and Sue Ridenour of Wabash, Indiana, sister Julie (Michael) Perea of Livermore, California, and an extended family of aunts and uncles, cousins, nephews and friends.

He was always quick to share a witty line, bring a smile to brighten someone’s day and lend an ear. He was very fond of the outdoors and could be found golfing, kayaking, hiking or running.

If there was a Cubs game, you can bet he was watching. He may not have had the opportunity to watch the Cubs play in every stadium in America, but rest assured he saw plenty of games clad in flip flops, cargo shorts and Cubs jersey drinking a beer with peanuts in the stands!

While in high school he developed a great passion for golf. It is a sport that he played all his life. He traveled far and near in his search for a great day on the course. He even managed to get a hole in one at Bandon Dunes in Oregon.

In lieu of flowers the family is asking that a donation be made in Kelby’s name to the new golf program at Southwood. Please send checks to Southwood Athletic Department and put in the memo: golf club. Helping to support a young Southwood area student develop a love for golf the way Kelby loved golf would be a great way to honor him.

A Celebration of Life is being planned for June 15, 2019.