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Hastings resident Patsy Jean Martin, 79, passed away Tuesday, December 29, 2020, at Mary Lanning Healthcare, Hastings, NE.
Celebration of Life will be held at a later date. There will be no viewing or visitation.
Patsy was born December 30, 1940, in Charleston, MO to Archie & Minnie Pearl (Cross) Ridge. She moved to Hastings, NE with her family in 1947 and then moved to Sterling, CO in 1957. Patsy graduated high school in 1958 from Sterling. She went to work as a nurse's aide right after high school. Patsy was engaged to Roland Martin in 1959 and was married on August 6, 1959.
Roland enlisted in the U.S. Air Force in August 1959 and they later moved to Rantoul, IL for a short time. Then Roland was stationed at Roswell, NM from January 1960 until August 1963. They moved back to Hastings after Roland’s enlistment was up. Roland’s job with Abbotts Dairy moved them to Holdrege for a short time then to Kearney in 1970. Roland took a job with Farmland Foods in Crete in August 1980. They stayed there until both retired in 2002 and they moved back to Hastings for the rest of her life.
Patsy was preceded in death by her three sisters, Shirley (Ridge) Swift, Patsy Ruth Ridge, and Jannice (Ridge) Baker; mother, Minnie (Cross) Ridge; father, Archie Ridge Sr.; and brother, Archie Ridge Jr.
Roland Martin – Hastings, NE
Sons & Spouses:
Roland “Bradley” Martin
Rodney Wayne & Karen Martin
Russell David & Dawn Martin
Ryan James Martin
Brothers & Spouses:
Ron & Phyllis Ridge
Fred & Marilyn Ridge
Don & Liz Ridge
Sister & Spouse:
Linda & Gary Thomsen
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