Margaret S. (Badenoch) Ricketts, 85, Utahville, died Thursday morning at her home.
She was born in Aberdeen, Scotland, daughter of the late Charles and Margaret Badenoch. She married George O. Ricketts on May 15, 1954, at John Knox Church in Aberdeen, the Rev. Alex Robertson officiating.
Surviving are her husband; a son, Mark A. and wife, Lisa; two granddaughters: Shannon Ricketts at home and Heather (Ricketts) Holes and husband, Irvin III, of Rural Valley; three great-grandchildren: Jacob, Sarah and Abigail "Abby" Holes; and a niece, Angela (Badenoch) Milne and husband, Allen, of Aberdeen.
She was preceded in death by a daughter, Deborah "Debbie" (Ricketts) Foot, in 2002; two brothers: Charles and John Badenoch; and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins.
Margaret worked in a number of department stores in Aberdeen and during WWII in an ammunitions plant making ammunition for the British Armed Forces. After her marriage to George, she immigrated to the United States in 1954 and became a naturalized citizen on June 7, 1968, at the Clearfield County Courthouse, the honorable Judge John A. Cherry officiating.
Margaret was a homemaker, a loving wife of nearly 60 years and a mother who elected to stay at home and raise her family. She was a former member of the Order of the Eastern Star, Coalport Chapter 427, and she was Protestant by faith. She was an avid reader and a member of the Glendale Area Public Library.
At the request of Mrs. Ricketts, there will be no visitation or service as she wanted to be remembered as she was in life.
The family suggests that memorial contributions be made to the Glendale Area Public Library, P.O. Box 351, Coalport, PA 16627, or Utahville United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 48, Glasgow, PA 16644.
Arrangements are by Lloyd-Dimmick Funeral Home Inc., Irvona.