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Obituary for Sally Ann Ricketts

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Sally Ann Ricketts

March 25, 1939 - August 16, 2011

Sally Ann Ashton Ricketts, 72, passed away 8-16-11 peacefully, at home, surrounded by her loving family. Sally was born March 25, 1939 to Ermal and Alta Ashton in Devil’s Slide, Utah. Sally later moved to Ogden where she met and married her soul mate Bruce Ricketts. They were married 43 years and from this union came four children. Bruce preceded her in death in 1993. We take comfort in knowing they are together again. Mom will be forever remembered for her unwavering support and unconditional love for each of her kids and their families including her handicapped brother in law, Lynn Ricketts whom she was like a mother to for the past 16+ years. She also leaves behind several lifelong friends who, along with her kids, remained by her side at the time of her passing; Eva May Evans, Pat Hill, and Sherry Ricketts. Sally loved animals and always had at least one canine companion. Most recently her two dogs, Lucky and Shihtaki, who’ve been anxiously awaiting her arrival on the other side. Special thanks to James and the staff from Rocky Mountain Hospice for helping fulfill her final wishes to come home. Sally is survived by her four children; Michelle (Kenny), Brandon, Brock (Cassi), and Crystal. Grandchildren; Bryce, Tyler, Shaylee, Anij, Jordan, Chace, Tanner, & Brock Jr., & Brother in law, Lynn Ricketts all of Ogden. Sister- Eva May (Don) Evans, Fair Oaks, CA., And too many nieces, nephews, friends and relatives to list. Proceeded in death by her husband, parents, and brother Kenneth Dale Ashton. Per mom’s request no formal services will be held. She will be cremated under the direction of Leavitt’s Mortuary and a celebration of her life will be held at a later date. Online condolences may be sent to the family at


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Timeline for Sally Ann Ricketts

Born: March 25, 1939
Died: August 16, 2011

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Cassi Ricketts posted on 8/23/11

Mom, I never got the chance to formally thank you for naturally assuming a mother role when Brock and I decided I should join the family 16 years ago. Over the years as our family grew you were always there to support us in any way necessary. We will always keep your memory alive by reminding our sons specifically, Baby Brock, that you happily cared for them daily when our work schedules conflicted. Love Always! Cass


Brock posted on 8/23/11

Dear Mom,I'm very proud of the fight that you put up in the last few months of your life. You've always inspired me to be strong. Your ability to accept everyone for who they are, and help them in any way you could will be a value that I will carry for the rest of my life. I've always looked up to you and dad, your unconditional love for us kids and our friends their cats and dogs and whatever anyone decided to bring home. At times it was hard to understand but I now carry on that legacy in your names. I will always look up to you and will miss you too much, I love you. Brock


Michelle posted on 8/22/11

I love you always momma


Crystal posted on 8/22/11

We love you mommy.....