Gladys Virginia (Caw) Ricker, 82

December 29, 2009

AUG. 4, 1927-DEC. 27, 2009

MOUNT AIRY, Md. - Gladys Virginia (Caw) Ricker, 82, of Mount Airy, died Sunday, Dec. 27, 2009, at Frederick Memorial Hospital.

She was the spouse of the late Lawrence E. Ricker.

She was born Aug. 4, 1927, in Washington, D.C., the daughter of the late Joseph W. Caw and the late Mary Rose (Barnes) Caw.

She was a retired cafeteria worker for Montgomery County Schools, loved to crochet, was an active member and volunteered in various ways for her church, Millian Memorial United Methodist.


Surviving her are son and daughter-in-law, L. Patrick and Lauri Ricker of Hagerstown; daughter and son-in-law, Colleen and Rick Deitrich of Woodbine; son and daughter-in-law, Richard and Phyllis Ricker of Mt. Airy; son and daughter-in-law, Joseph and Lee Ricker of Palm Coast, Fla.; daughter and son-in-law, Laura and Eric Stancliff of Mt. Airy; sister, Rosemary Fling of Mt. Airy; brother, Joseph Caw of Poolesville; 14 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

Preceded in death by sister Betty Peele.

The family will receive friends Wednesday, Dec. 30, 2009, from 11 a.m. to noon at Millian Memorial United Methodist Church, 13016 Parkland Drive, Rockville, MD 20853, when services will take place. Interment will be in Parklawn Memorial Gardens, Rockvill.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Alzheimer's Association, 108 Byte Drive, Suite 103, Frederick, MD 21702.

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