Marie E. Ritchie
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Marie E. Ritchie
  • September 1, 1927 - August 13, 2016
  • Round Rock, Texas

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Marie Elizabeth Ritchie was called home to the Lord on August 13, 2016 just shy of her 89th birthday. Marie was born in Bootle, England on September 1, 1927.

Marie was about 12 years old during the Battle of Britain in World War II. She and her siblings were sent to Manchester to live with relatives to escape the dangers of the bombings.

Marie married the love of her life, Bennie Lee Ritchie, December 23, 1968 in Dickinson, Texas. They lived in Dickinson for the last thirty years and worshipped at the First United Methodist Church. She had a great sense of humor and a strong work ethic. She was always cheerful and had an infectiously positive outlook on life. She was a compassionate lady who exemplified unconditional love. Marie was strong in her faith and was a generous person.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Bennie Lee Ritchie in 1993.

The family expresses their appreciation to the care givers at Resolution Hospice and Park Valley Inn.

Private family services were held at Oak Hill Cemetery in Smithville, Texas.

When God saw you getting tired, And a cure was not to be
He put his arms around you, And whispered come to me

He didn't like what you went through, And he gave you rest
His garden must be beautiful, He only takes the best

And when we saw you sleeping, So peaceful and free from pain
We wouldn't wish you back, To suffer that again

Today we say goodbye, And as you take your final rest
That garden must be beautiful, Because you are one of the best.
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