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Mary Edith Ritchey

Graveside service for Mary Edith Carroll Ritchey is scheduled for 1:00 PM Friday, October 14, 2016 at Myrtle Springs Cemetery with Bob Chandler officiating.

Mary Edith Carroll Ritchey was born June 5, 1940 in Quitman to James Melvin Carroll and Edith Marie Bryant Carroll and passed away October 10, 2016 in Irving. She graduated from Irving High School in 1959 and married Grady Ray Ritchey on February 7, 1959.

She loved the summer, traveling, and talking about the different places the family went to. Her favorite TV shows were Dancing With The Stars and NCIS New Orleans. She loved her tablet and enjoyed reading books and playing games on it.

She would never admit it, but she enjoyed picking on Paul. She always had something to say about “his” westerns, but she would watch them. She even told Paul, “There was nothing on TV. I ended up having to watch that John Wayne movie McLintock!”

On Saturday mornings she and her family would watch Dr. Pol, Dog Whisperer, and Save the Shelter. On Sunday, Paul would ask “Are you ready for church?” and the family would watch church.

She loved watching football and would bet Ding Dongs on the first Dallas Cowboys game with Paul.

She had a big heart and was very compassionate. She spoiled her dogs and cat. Zoey and K.K. became her babies.

She is preceded in death by her parents and one brother, James Arvil Carroll.

She is survived by her daughter, Rhonda Harrington and husband Paul of Irving; son, Robert Ritchey and wife Paula of Haslet; five grandchildren, Natasha, Tommy, Lacey, Billy, and Megan; and ten great grandchildren.

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Mary and I worked together at Value Options and I considered her to be family. She sat with my family as my second Mother at my wedding. We lost touch in the past couple of years but she called me not long before she passed. When I wasn't able to contact her, I feared she had passed. I just happened upon this and it confirmed my fears. Mary was so special. She was so kind, generous and loving. She talked about her family, and I'll never forget her tales about Billy when he was young. She was crazy about all her grandchildren and was so happy when Bobby and Paula had Megan. I'm so sad to not have known my sweet friend had passed and missed her funeral. Mary will always hold a special place in my heart.

Jane Arradaza Jul 25 2017 12:00 AM

r i p my cousin.........I played a slot at Sam's Town in your honor........

bobby bryant Nov 11 2016 12:00 AM

I was named after Mary when I was born in 1975. My mother, Ann was once her best friend. I am deeply saddened to learn of her passing. I was looking to contact her when I found this site. My condolences to the family.

Mary Taylor Buller Nov 7 2016 12:00 AM

I worked with Mary when the company was known as ValueOptions. I will always remember her cheerful smile each day. My prayers go out to you and your family.

Helen White Oct 14 2016 12:00 AM

Such a sudden loss of this wonderful Mother, Grandmother and friend. She was the keeper of family events, dates and remembrances. It seems much to soon to add this lovely lady to the family archives. Instead we will keep her in our hearts.

Rosemary Redmond Oct 13 2016 12:00 AM

May the family receive peace and comfort in remembrance of Mary.

Pat and Grady Ritchey Oct 12 2016 12:00 AM

So sad to hear of your mom's passing. I have many fond memories of her.

Deborah Fox Oct 12 2016 12:00 AM