June 22, 1924 - May 2, 2014
Isaac Curtis Kerridge was born on June 22, 1924, and died on May 2, 2014. Ike is survived by his son, Ronald David Kerridge; daughter-in-law, Morgan Anne Kerridge; and three grandchildren, Merritt Cottrell Kerridge, Wynne Banning Kerridge, and Lydia Ruth Kerridge, all of Dallas. Ike’s wife, Ruth Stewart Kerridge, and daughter, Elizabeth Anne Kerridge, predeceased him.
Ike was born in Corpus Christi, Texas, to Isaac Curtis and Hertha Koepke Kerridge. He grew up in Corpus Christi and served in the 99th Infantry Division during World War II. After returning from Germany, Ike attended the University of Texas, earning a B.A. in 1948 and an M.A. in economics in 1952. He then moved to Houston, where he lived for 62 years. After working at Rice University and Prudential, Ike went to work for Hughes Tool Company in 1956. He became a well-known oil & gas economist, a frequent speaker who published and analyzed the Hughes Tool rig count, the industry’s barometer of drilling activity. After retiring as vice president of stockholder relations, Ike ran the Baker Hughes Foundation until 2011. He was an active member of the Houston Society of Financial Analysts, the National Association of Business Economists, the Independent Petroleum Association of America, and other business organizations. He moved to Dallas in January 2014 to be closer to his family.
Ike’s quiet and abiding Christian faith was the source of his steadiness and hopefulness. He served for many years as assistant treasurer of Christ Church Cathedral (Episcopal) and was a member of Holy Trinity (Reformed Episcopal) for the last several years of his life.
A memorial service will be held at 11:30 a.m. on Saturday, May 10, at the Chapel of the Cross, 4333 Cole Ave., Dallas, Texas 75205.
For those desiring, memorial contributions may be made to the American Bible Society, 1865 Broadway, New York, NY 10023, or to the National Foundation for Cancer Research, 4600 East West Highway, Suite 525, Bethesda, MD 20814.
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