Martha Joyce Rickard
September 20,1925 - March 19,2020
Obituary for Martha Joyce Rickard
"And with a thrilling major chord-there let life end"
Martha Joyce Rickard, age 94, passed away peacefully
March 19, 2020. Born September 20, 1925, Martha was the
only child of Raymond and Alice Crellin of Ewing, Nebraska.
Martha received her teaching degree from Wayne State
Teachers College in Wayne, Nebraska, and taught 25 years collectively in Sidney Nebraska, Hartline Washington, Spokane
Washington, Seattle Washington, and Corvallis Oregon.
Martha was married to Cecil Rickard in 1948 and together
had four children: Gary, Randall, David and Ruth.
An accomplished musician, Martha played piano and organ
for numerous weddings and funerals as well as sharing her
beautiful soprano voice in song. Martha had the privilege
of teaching piano to many students and fondly remembered
directing various community choruses and church choirs over
She is preceded in death by her beloved husband Cecil and their
infant son Gary Gene.
Martha is survived by her children; Randall, David, and Ruth,
grandchildren; Amanda, Marci, Amy, Jonathan, Lindsay, Lauren,
and Cameron. Great grandchildren include; Peyton, Hayden, Elijah, Abby, Sadie, Desmond, Jaxon, Alivia, Rory, Nora, and baby Peterson due 7/2020.
" Come to me, all you who are weary and heavy laden
and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and
learn of me. For I am gentle and humble in heart, and
you will find rest for your souls, for my yoke is easy,
and my burden is light."
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