Marian Council

November 9, 1919 - March 17, 2010
Marian Council

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Marian Ridgdill Council, 90, of San Antonio, TX and formerly of Hendersonville, NC, died Wednesday, March 17, 2010 at her home in San Antonio.

Born in Gardner, FL, she was the daughter of the late Peter Harley Ridgdill and Mildred Alderman Ridgdill and wife of James Paul Council, Sr. who died in 2005. She was also preceded in death by her granddaughter, Terri Elizabeth Mathiesen; and her sister, Fay Ridgdill Argo.

She was a graduate of Wall Business College in Sarasota, FL and a former employee of Southern Agricultural Insecticides, Inc. where she was secretary/accountant. She was a member of Hendersonville First Baptist Church where she taught Sunday school for many years and was an intercessor in the Prayer Room. She was a former president of Forrest Womenís Club.

She is survived by her son, James Paul Council, Jr. and wife Patti, of San Antonio, TX; daughter, Karen Council Mathiesen of Hendersonville; grandchildren, James Paul Council III of San Antonio, TX, and Julie Mathiesen Kepple of Asheville; great-grandchildren, Andrew Paul Council, Nicholas Robert Council and Alyssa Morgan Council of San Antonio, TX and Hannah Elizabeth, Benjamin Terry and Ella Caroline Kepple of Asheville; brothers, Paul Herbert Ridgdill and Francis Rufus Ridgdill; sister Jeanne Ridgdill Fenton; and a number of nieces and nephews.

A cryptside service will be held at 3 pm on Tuesday, March 23, 2009 at Shepherd Memorial Park Mausoleum with the Reverend Wally Shamburger officiating.


Tuesday, March 23, 2010
12:00 AM

Shepherd Memorial Park - Directions
5045 Asheville Highway
Hendersonville, NC 28791

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  • March 21, 2010
    Mike Flanagan says:
    Jim, It is tough to be orphaned at any stage of life. My thoughts are with you.

  • March 23, 2010
    Doug and Jean Perdue says:
    Jim and Karen, Just want you to know your parents were the best part of our lives when we came to Hendersonville. We miss them still - the last time I spoke to her she said she was so homesick for Hendersoonville and never failed to mention the great care she was getting. Now she is coming home and joining her beloved in heaven. Our sympathies to all of the family. Jean and Doug Perdue

  • April 05, 2010
    Diane Peebles says:
    Dear Jim and Karen It is always difficult to lose our loved ones. My prayers are with you always Love You Diane