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Ricketts, Mary H.

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Mary H. Ricketts WWII


 
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Mary H. Ricketts was born in Iowa in 1917. In Rye his family lived at 52 Elmwood Avenue. and were members of the Presbyterian Church. Mary enlisted and served in the unknown branch during World War II.
Date of Birth: 2/15/1917
Died On: 4/12/2008
Street Address: 52 Elmwood Avenue.
Service Number: unknown
Branch of Service: Unknown-WWII

Veteran Code: UNK-58


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Ricki was born February 15, 1917 in Des Moines, Iowa. She lived in Albuquerque for over 30 years.

After graduating from high school in Iowa she attended United Hospital School of Nursing in Port Chester, NY, and graduated in 1938 as a Registered Nurse. She worked in various hospitals and enlisted in the U.S. Navy Nurse Corps in 1941.

Ricki served honorably at a base hospital in New Hebrides in the South Pacific. After her tour of duty she returned to civilian life continuing her education and received a Masters degree in Public Health in 1957.

She was a nurse in several public health organizations until her retirement in 1976. She enjoyed volunteering for local environmental and service organizations in her beloved home of Albuquerque where she was involved with Meals on Wheels for over 25 years.

Ricki loved swimming, hiking and walking and was a long-time participant in the Duke City Marathon. Over the years she had won several medals in swimming and race walking in the Senior Olympics.

Ricki was an active member of St. Andrew Presbyterian Church.

Ricki is survived by many nieces and nephews and was blessed to have many loving friends.

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