Betty Alice Ricker

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LITCHFIELD - Betty Alice Ricker, 90, of Litchfield, passed away Sunday morning, June 22, 2014, at Montello Manor in Lewiston. She was born in Farmingdale on March 3, 1924, a daughter of Frank and Lena (Boudway) Lowell.

She attended Farmingdale's one-room school house and graduated from Gardiner High School, class of 1941. She attended secretarial school and following graduation was employed by the Department of Transportation, state of Maine. Betty was a self-taught artist and loved painted sea scapes and light houses.

She married William Ricker on Jan. 11, 1945. They were married for 64 years.

She is survived by 10 children: Susan Sargent and husband Raymond, of Litchfield, Randall Ricker, of New Mexico, Julie A. Smith and husband Phil, of Augusta, Michael Ricker, of Dallas, Texas, Paul Ricker and wife Belinda, of Belmont, Peter Ricker and wife Diana, of Litchfield, David Ricker and wife Ava, of Chester, N.H., Mary Will and husband Tim, of Topsham, Rebecca Baird and husband Derek, of Oregon, and Daniel Ricker, of Farmingdale; her sister, Shirley Coffin, of Hallowell; and brother Richard Lowell, of South Hope; her sister-in-law, Leona Farrington, of Litchfield; and her brother-in-law, Tom Ricker, of Augusta; 32 grandchildren; 28 great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

Memorial services will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday, July 2, at South Monmouth Baptist Church, 163 South Monmouth Road, Monmouth.

Burial will be at 10 a.m. July 16 in the chapel in the Maine Veterans' Memorial Cemetery, Mount Vernon Road, Augusta.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to South Monmouth Baptist Church; or to Hope Haven Gospel Mission, Lincoln Street, Lewiston.

Arrangements are under the care of Staples Funeral Home, 53 Brunswick Ave., Gardiner.

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Published in Central Maine on June 26, 2014
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