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Born on June 3, 1929. Passed away in Hesperia, Calif., on Sept. 13, 2010. Ralph was 81 years old and a very well known resident of Leona Valley and Antelope Valley where he grew up. He lived and worked on the Ritter Ranch and was dedicated to his community. He was involved in many organizations such as AVEKC and the Board of Trade. He also owned two businesses in the valley, a garage and a grocery RITTER, Ralph store. He was always a talented mechanic, hard working and, loved helping people. Ralph was devoted to his church and his faith in God. Left to carry on his memory is daughter Sandra (Alan) Becker of Oceanside Calif., daughter Marilyn (Bill) Morgan of Visalia Calif., Michael (Catia) Lucero of Hesperia Calif., Rebecca Lucero of Oakdale Calif., Walter Lucero of Pinon Hills, as well as 13 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife of 42 years, Ida Ritter, 3 brothers, a sister and loving parents. Viewing will be held from 10 to 11 a.m., with Services beginning at 11 a.m., Friday, Sept. 17, 2010, at the Gate Church, 11783 Amethyst Road, Victorville, CA 92392. Internment will be at Joshua Memorial Park in Lancaster at 2 p.m. The family requests that in lieu of flowers, people make a donation in Ralph's memory to West Antelope Valley Historical Society, P.O. BOX 1972, Lancaster, CA 93539. Victor Valley Mortuary, located at 15609 11th Street, Victorville, CA 92392 is handling all arrangements.

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