Memorial Service for Dorothy Whipple Rickey

A memorial service for Dorothy Whipple Rickey
who passed away July 15, 2012 will be held
Saturday, August 18th at 11:00 a.m.
at the Scott Valley Berean Church in Etna.

A potluck will follow at the church with
green salad and beverages provided.
Please bring a potluck dish to share.

In lieu of flowers,
a donation can be made to
Scott Valley Scholarships
PO Box 352, Etna, CA. 96027
to the Dorothy Rickey Memorial Fund.

Please join us in celebrating the life
of a woman who was very special to us.


Obituary as printed in the Siskiyou Daily News:

Dorothy Rickey passed away on Sunday, July 15, 2012 following a severe stroke.

She was born in Greenview on Feb. 26, 1927 to Gilbert and Margeret Whipple. She attended Greenview Elementary and Etna High schools.

Dorothy was a good friend to many. She was very artistic and had a great love for the outdoors. Backpacking in the mountains was one of her favorite pastimes. She enjoyed teaching her children and grandchildren about the flora and fauna of the area and she was also a passionate gardener.

Most of all, she was a devoted wife and mother. She is survived by her husband of 65 years, Merwyn Rickey; her children Chloe and Jeff Grenvik, Sharmel and Kennith Christ, Paul and Michelle Rickey and Kevin and Susan Rickey;  her grandchildren Adrian and Jaime Graves, Jessica and Eric  Anderson, Clair  and Ryan Blais, Jaime  and Lance Banks, Vaughn Sims, Shawn Rickey and Ashley Peters, Angela Rickey, Eli Rickey and Jenny Rickey; and 14 great-grandchildren.

She will be missed by all who knew her.

Girdner Funeral Chapel is assisting the family. Online condolences may be made at

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