She was born in New Orleans July 9, 1945. A loving mother and grandmother, she died Wednesday, May 19, 2010, surrounded by family and friends at the Butterfly Wing of Hospice of Baton Rouge after a short but valiant fight with cancer. She will always be remembered for her passion and love of God, family, friends, gardening and all animals. Survived by her husband of 37 years, Richard E. Rick Ricker two sons, Brent and wife Amalia, and Brian and wife Cathy three grandchildren, Amber, Isaiah and Kaleb Ricker two sisters, Karlene Delaune, and Cheryl Ranna and husband Jimmy two brothers, Karl Dietz Jr. and Frederick Dietz and numerous nieces and nephews, including her godchild, Rebecca Ranna, who occupied a special place in her heart. Sincere thanks to best friends, Kitzie Major, Gail Rossi, Charlotte Tillman and Chris Baker, for their unwavering support. A very special thank you to Terry Tillman of Resthaven Gardens of Memory for his tremendous support and guidance. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to a memorial account in her name at Baton Rouge Fire Department Federal Credit Union at 225 2748383. There will be an informal Celebration of Life at her home from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, May 22.
Rick, Brent and Brian
We are sorry for your loss. Judy will always hold a special place in our hearts. We will always remember her smile and beautiful personality. Our thoughts are with you.
Peggy and family
Norm Peggy Clarke, ME
Rick, Brent and Brian,
I am was truly saddened to hear of Judys death. I know for certain, from losing Blake, that we never lose the people we love, not even to death. Judy will continue to participate in every thought and decision you will make. You will find comfort in knowing that your lives have been enriched by
having shared her love and kindness. You will be in my thoughts and prayers.
Judy ZietoDenham Springs, LA
Sorry for your loss of Judy. My prayers and thoughts are with you.
Pat PattersonSeattle, WA
Rick, i am so sorry to hear of Judys passing. Please be assured of our prayers for you and your family. Gods Blessings...Larry
Larry FarrisBaton Rouge, LA
SO SORRY TO HEAR ABOUT YOUR LOSS. MY PRAYER WILL BE WITH YOU AND YOUR FAMILY
SAL GENNUSOBATON ROUGE, LA
Rick and family,
You are in our thoughts and prayers.
Craig and Patti
Patti and Craig SandersNatchez, MS
WHEN YOU ARE SORROWFUL LOOK AGAIN IN YOUR HEART, AND YOU SHALL SEE THAT IN TRUTH YOU ARE WEEPING FOR THAT WHICH HAS BEEN YOUR DELIGHT.
REST IN PEACE, MRS. JUDY.
KATIE PIPERBATON ROUGE, LA
We sure are going to miss juju...what a beautiful, friendly soul. Spoiled her grandkids, and her pets. She mustve died a happy woman. Now shes in a better place, and not in pain. We at woodlawn animal hospital love mrs. Ricker and our prayers go out to her family and friends
ashleybaton rouge, LA
Rick, Brian and Brent:
Condolences to you for the loss of Judy. My thoughts and prayers are with you during this sad and difficult time. I remember Judy as a faithful and loyal mother, wife, and friend. God bless all of you.
Bobby CoxeCovington, LA