Family members linked to this person will appear here. Meghan and Harry are now US based. Henry Leon Ritzenthaler, 70, of Dermott, AR, formerly of Paradise, CA, died January 12, 2009. A son was conceived during these visits, and Henry Leon Blythe was born in Sherman, Texas, on June 17, 1938, some eighteen months after his parents had been divorced. Henry Blythe. Cause of death. Bill Clinton's mother, Virginia Dell Cassidy (later Virginia Dell Blythe Clinton Dwire Kelley), was born in Bodcaw, Arkansas on June 6, 1923. We do not have any photo volunteers within fifty miles of your requested photo location. You may not upload any more photos to this memorial, This photo was not uploaded because this memorial already has 20 photos, This photo was not uploaded because you have already uploaded 5 photos to this memorial, This photo was not uploaded because this memorial already has 30 photos, This photo was not uploaded because you have already uploaded 20 photos to this memorial. We have set your language to Buddy was named after Clinton's late great uncle Henry Oren Grisham, nicknamed "Buddy". He was of English and Scotch-Irish descent, with family lines in North America since the days of the thirteen colonies. However, Cassidy may not have known of this circumstance at that time, and certainly did not know of Blythe's first two marriages until decades after his death. In lieu of flowers, his family has asked for donations to be made to the American Heart Association. We had hot air balloons. J.") The talk followed a whirlwind week for Ritzenthaler that included a New York City tour, featuring interviews with the three major networks, and story spreads in both Posts - Washington and Paradise. "He's a very nice-spoken gentleman, and I enjoyed talking to him. Drag images here or select from your computer for Henry Leon Ritzenthaler memorial. Blythe and Virginia Adele Gash (Ritzenthaler-Coffelt) and was later adopted by his stepfather. My mom wrote a letter (last year) to Clinton's office in Little Rock. [9] Mezvinsky (born December 15, 1977) is the son of former members of Congress Marjorie Margolies-Mezvinsky and Edward Mezvinsky, and was raised in the Conservative Jewish tradition. Please note: You are asking volunteers to find and take a photo of the headstone. Explore how the celebrity world connects. In later life, Virginia was insistent that all official documents refer to her by her full and chosen name, "Virginia Dell Blythe Clinton Dwire Kelley. Failed to delete memorial. May all your memories be from special times and the love you have for him. Remove advertising from a memorial by sponsoring it for just $5. Although no child was born to the couple during their marriage, they later had a son together. Failed to report flower. During his time in Paradise he was a member of the Elks Club, Moose and E Clampus Vitus. Discover the Coney Barret family tree. The project seemed headed for that Butte Creek Canyon graveyard because nobody showed any interest. If a new volunteer signs up in your requested photo location, they may see your existing request and take the photo. The sponsor of a memorial may add an additional, No animated GIFs, photos with additional graphics (borders, embellishments. Heart attack. Also known as. The marriage, which produced no children, lasted until Dwire died in August 1974 from complications arising from diabetes. "I've got nothing to gain. Age. He ran several small businesses in Paradise, California, including a janitorial business, and died in 2009. He has until October to pull it off. Henry Leon Ritzenthaler . He ran several small businesses in Paradise, California, including a janitorial business, and died in 2009. She had become pregnant with Blythe's child even before he had married Minnie Faye Gash in December 1940. Your new password must contain one or more uppercase and lowercase letters, and one or more numbers or special characters. One of the national TV networks did a piece during the campaign on the then-candidate's family tree, mentioning one W.J. Age. Blythe and Virginia Adele Gash (Ritzenthaler-Coffelt) and was later adopted by his stepfather. "Otherwise, we would have never found out. Clinton contacted Ritzenthaler and the pair got together a few times. Blythe only met his son when he was an infant. Blythe later married Virginia Cassidy and had a son William Jefferson Blythe. 1938 - 2009. Are you sure that you want to delete this memorial? Sorry! Leon is also survived by his half-brother William Jefferson Clinton, his half-sister, Sharon Pettijohn and his two very special friends, Jerry Bogner and Mike Funkhouser. Formerly of Paradise, CA, Leon was born Henry Leon Blythe in Sherman, TX to the late William Jefferson ("W.J.") About to send four astronauts to the ISS. “He was probably the nicest man I’ve ever known.”. The email does not appear to be a valid email address. Both have children from previous marriages. Try again later. [20], While living in the White House the Clintons had two pets: a cat named Socks and a dog named Buddy. Translation on Find a Grave is an ongoing project. In addition, she was the runner-up for Democratic primary for president in 2008 and was the Democratic nominee in 2016. Trivia. Henry Blythe. His third wife was Wanetta Ellen Alexander of Kansas City, Missouri. Henry Leon Ritzenthaler, 70, of Dermott, AR, formerly of Paradise, CA, died January 12, 2009. GrandpaI miss you and love you so much. You are the best father a girl could ever want. It isn't known when or where, but Leon's mother, Adele Gash Coffelt, eventually married a man named Charles Ritzenthaler, who adopted her son. Oops, we were unable to send the email. Paradise, California. I just want this all to quiet down so I can get back to a normal life." Upon seeing old photographs of Bill Clinton's father flashed on TV, Wanetta "swears on a stack of Bibles ...... that that was the man she was married to" said her son-in-law Bob Pettijohn, Sharon Lee Blythe Pettijohn's husband. The White House said the president gave Leon a jingle at 10:25 a.m. Friday and that the two spoke for about 15 minutes. When Ritzenthaler learned he was Clinton's half-brother, he said he didn't seek fame; he just wanted to meet his brother and learn more about his family. In 1942, Blythe marries Virginia Cassidy (Clinton’s mother). Their son went on to take the name Clinton. My thoughts and prayers are with you. 70. He was a member of the Elks, Moose, and E Clampus Vitus for many years. Occupations. Henry Leon Ritzenthaler. Henry Leon Ritzenthaler Gender. See the Joe Biden family tree. See the Elon Musk family tree here at FameChain. Trivia. Place of death. Save to an Ancestry Tree, a virtual cemetery, your clipboard for pasting or Print. Blythe and Virginia Adele Gash (Ritzenthaler-Coffelt) and was later adopted by his stepfather. Clinton’s half-brother, Leon Ritzenthaler dies…, Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window), Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window), Clinton’s half-brother, Leon Ritzenthaler dies at 70, Coronavirus cases are on the rise in California, but still far from summer peak, How new law requiring ethnic studies at California State University will affect community colleges. Heart attack. Henry Blythe. On the day of their wedding, Blythe was still legally married to his third wife Wanetta; his divorce from her was finalized only in April the following year. [18] Chelsea Clinton worked as an NBC reporter and currently works with the Clinton Foundation. Paradise, California. Quickly see who the memorial is for and when they lived and died and where they are buried. Leon Ritzenthaler Family. 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