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 Ben E Ricks

Ben E Ricks

Birth
Rexburg, Madison County, Idaho, USA
Death 10 Oct 1983 (aged 66)
Utah, USA
Burial Centerville, Davis County, Utah, USA
Plot B-3-3-4
Memorial ID 49266 · View Source
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October 13-14, 1983 (Obituary)

Ben E Ricks
WEST BOUNTIFUL - Ben E Ricks, 66 died October 10, 1983, as a result of an automobile accident in Wasatch County. Born September 16, 1917 at Rigby, Idaho the son of Thomas Edwin III and Maude Ella Dabell ricks. He married Afton Bawden, June 6, 1940 in the Salt Lake LDS Temple. He lived in Idaho for 10 years and for the remainder of his life he lived in the West Bountiful, Utah area. He attended schools in Rexburg, Idaho and graduated from West High in Salt Lake City. He attended Ricks College and University of Idaho where he studied animal husbandry, veterinarian science and dairying. He studied boxing and pursued a career in it for a time. He worked at Ft. Douglas and the Naval Supply Depot in Clearfield during World War II. He served as a deputy marshall (reserve officer) for the cities of Centerville and West Bountiful. He retired from the Davis County School District as custodial maintenance supervisor, where he served for nearly 31 years. He was an active member of the LDS Church and served in many positions. He and his wife served an 18-month LDS mission in the Kentucky-Louisville Mission. At the time of his death, they had accepted a call to serve a second stake mission. He is survived by his wife, Afton Bawden Ricks, West Bountiful; two sons; Thomas Edwin Ricks, El Paso, Texas; Gordon Ben Ricks, West Bountiful; three daughters; Yvonne R Pratt, West Bountiful; Linda R Eggett, Preston, Idaho; and Georgia R Richey, Ogden, Utah; 24 grandchildren; one great-grandchild; two sisters; Donna R Renshaw, Healdsburg, California; Glee R Richards, Salt Lake City. One son, Boyd Howard preceded him in death. Funeral services will be held Saturday, October 15, 1983, 11 a.m., at the Bountiful Utah West Stake Center (4th and 6th Ward), 1930 North 600 West, West Bountiful. Friends may call at the Lindquist Bountiful Chapel, 727 North 400 East, Friday, 6-8 p.m. and Saturday, at the chapel, one hour prior to services. Interment, Centerville City Cemetery under the direction of the Lindquist Bountiful Mortuary.


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  • Maintained by: Kay Hodges
  • Originally Created by: Utah State Historical Society
  • Added: 2 Feb 2000
  • Find A Grave Memorial 49266
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Ben E Ricks (16 Sep 1917–10 Oct 1983), Find A Grave Memorial no. 49266, citing Centerville City Cemetery, Centerville, Davis County, Utah, USA ; Maintained by Kay Hodges (contributor 46987978) .