Salt Lake Tribune, 2/3/18
DeLoa (De) Mae Jensen Ridlon, born April 22, 1944, passed at her home in Malad, Idaho, January 31, 2018 due to kidney failure. De was the third of 5 children born to Walter E. and Juanita B. Blazzard Jensen. Graduated from Olympus High School in 1962. Married Joseph M. Xiras in Salt Lake City, UT, later divorced; married Anthony (Skip) Ridlon. Survived by children, Cindi M. (John) Xiras-Keane and Michael Xiras, four grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren. Retired from Mountain Bell Telephone Co. after thirty years of service. She had a big heart; loved animals, especially dogs, of which she treated all as family. Preceded in death by parents, brother Darrel, and Skip Ridlon. Survived by sisters LaRene (Walt) Simmons and Jan Magrane, and brother, Jay (Julie) Jensen. A graveside service will be held April 21, 2018 in Malad, Idaho. In lieu of flowers, please donate to the National Kidney Foundation or animal charity of your choice.
Published in Salt Lake Tribune on Feb. 3, 2018