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Marian Council

November 9, 1919 - March 17, 2010

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.

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