On June 14, 2011, the Baltimore Orioles lost their biggest fan. Norma Jane (Carbaugh) Ridenour, 74, of Hagerstown, Md., died Tuesday, June 14, 2011, at Johns Hopkins Medical Center in Baltimore, Md.
Born March 16, 1937, in Hagerstown, she was the daughter of the late David W. Carbaugh and Rachel Arlene (Shipley) Carbaugh Voelker, and stepdaughter of the late Jacob T. Voelker.
She was the wife of Richard Z. Ridenour of Hagerstown.
Norma graduated from Hagerstown High School, Class of 1955, where she currently participated on the reunion committee. She was a member and longtime employee of the Benevolent Protective Order of Elks Lodge 378 of Hagerstown, where she tended bar for more than 26 years.
In addition to her husband, Norma is survived by one daughter, Tanya R. Ridenour-ten Hoope and her husband, Henk, of Hagerstown; her faithful kitty companions, Munchie, Furful, Foxy and Woolie Bear; and grandkitties, Mika, Lexi, Reeses Pieces, Lucky, Moonlight and Tweety.
She was preceded in death by her adopted brother, Randy R. Watkins.
The memorial service will be Sunday, June 19, 2011, at 2 p.m. at B.P.O.E. Elks Lodge 378, 11063 Robinwood Drive, Hagerstown. Elder Jack Hill will officiate. Burial will be private and at the convenience of the family.
The family will receive friends Sunday, June 19, 2011, from 1 to 2 p.m. at the Elks Lodge.
The family suggests memorial contributions may be made to Greener Pastures No Kill Animal Rescue, P.O. Box 278, Marion, PA 17235.
Gerald N. Minnich Funeral Home, Bryan K. Kenworthy P.A., 305 N. Potomac St., Hagerstown, has been entrusted with the arrangements. Online condolences are accepted at www.geraldminnichfuneralhome.com.