Correction (Published 4/24/03): The surviving sons of Irene Rickett are Robert Rickett of Fort Bragg, Calif., and Richard, Russell and Royal Rickett, all of Oakesdale, Wash.

Original Obituary:

Irene Rickett, 95, formerly of Joseph, died April 2, 2003. She was born Nov. 26, 1907 in Pontiac, Ill. to Lewis D. and Harriet L. (Vercler) Harris.

Her early years were spent on a farm in Aberdeen, S. D. After her father became a Weslyn Methodist minister, the family lived in Montana and North and South Dakotas. After marrying Warren Rickett in 1927, the couple lived in Montana, the Dakotas, and Lapwai, Idaho.

She was a homemaker, caregiver and worked with her husband as a school custodian. After her husband's death in 1965, she trained to be a nurse and worked as such until her retirement in 1973, when she switched to caring for her father and to private duty nursing. In 1996, she moved to Joseph to be near her daughter. She enjoyed gardening, crafts, walking, bowling, travel and tried hard to never miss a family wedding. She was a member of the Joseph United Methodist Church.

Survivors include her daughters Betty Cosgrove of Joseph and Shirley Marshall of Clarkston, Wash.; sons Robert Harris of Fort Bragg, Calif., Richard, Russell and Royal Harris, all of Oakesdale, Wash., and Roger Harris of Riverbank, Calif.; brother and sister-in-law John and Helen Harris of Marion, Ind.; and a sister, Naomi Wood of Central, S. C.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Warren; her parents, five brothers, two sons-in-law and a daughter-in-law.

Memorial services will be held at First Church of the Nazarene, 1700 8th St., Lewiston, Idaho, on Saturday, April 12, at 11 a.m. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions be made to the Joseph United Methodist Church.

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