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CPO Elvin Leavitt "Rick" Rickard, Sr
Birth: May 24, 1922
Los Angeles County
California, USA
Death: Feb. 12, 1976
Fresno County
California, USA

◡◠ڿڰۣ✿ڿڰۣ◠◡My Dad◡◠ڿڰۣ✿ڿڰۣ◠◡

My dad was the youngest of three sons born to Dr. Joseph Samuel Rickard and Sarah Pearl Leavitt Rickard.

He joined the navy in 1939. He became a Chief Petty Officer, and a pilot. He received the Purple Heart for wounds received at Tarawa.

He met my mother while she was working in a dress shop his mother often frequented. They were later married on December 8, 1950 in Long Beach, California. They had one daughter who they named Edith Lorene after one of his aunts and a cousin who died when he was two.

I've recently found out through a family member that Dad enjoyed gardening, and that he also played the violin and guitar. He also wrote poetry, a sample of which is found on My Mom's memorial page.

They divorced in 1954.

Dad died of lung cancer at the age of 53.

I wish I could have spent more time with you Dad, and gotten to know you better. At least you got to see your grandchildren. I love you, and will always remember our brief time together.


I Want You To Know

A brief moment of darkness
was all that I knew,
before Heaven's Gate
came into my view.

Loved ones and friends
I had missed for many years,
welcomed me with open arms
and many happy tears.

All the hurt, fear and pain
that I have ever known,
is gone from my life,
I am finally home.

I gazed upon the Lord's
sweet smiling face,
and for the first time in my life
I knew and felt His grace.

I know that you miss me,
but please dry your eyes.
I will always be watching and loving you
from my home in the sky.

A cool breeze on your face,
a touch of light rain,
I will send as a reminder
that we will be reunited again.

Life on earth is but one
brief moment in time,
I am finally home,
Eternity is mine. ~ Angela


Through the kind and generous spirit of Beautiful Savior Is My Lord Jesus Christ ~ this memorial has been sponsored. Thank you Rose. xoxoxo






Copyright 2014 by Edith L. Chadwick: All personal materials, images, and data contained herein are not to be copied or down loaded for commercial purposes of duplication, distribution, or publishing without the express written permission of the owner. Information contained on this memorial is provided free for the purpose of aiding individuals doing genealogical research and to preserve family history.

Family links: 
  Joseph Samuel Rickard (1868 - 1944)
  Sarah Pearl Leavitt Rickard (1892 - 1973)
  Eleanor May Duckworth Rickard (1926 - 1990)*
  Kathleen Rickard Schoonover (1947 - 1998)*
  Elvin Leavitt Rickard (1955 - 2003)*
  Albert Andrew Rickard (1917 - 1975)*
  Elvin Leavitt Rickard (1922 - 1976)
*Calculated relationship
Cremated, Ashes scattered at sea.
Specifically: Cremated; ashes scattered over the Pacific Ocean.
Created by: Love, Edie ღ
Record added: Mar 17, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 86928164
CPO Elvin Leavitt Rick Rickard, Sr
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CPO Elvin Leavitt Rick Rickard, Sr
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