Katherine S. Ricker
Katherine Shirley (Dority) Ricker, born May 4, 1937, passed away unexpectedly on Tuesday, July 9, 2013 at Eastern Maine Medical Center in Bangor.
Katherine graduated salutatorian of Milo High School, class of 1954. She completed nurse’s training at Eastern Maine General Hospital in Bangor, class of 1957. Her connection to her church, hospice volunteer and singing group, town band and many other community interests were of great importance to her life. A recent achievement of which Kathy was most proud was the honor bestowed upon her as outstanding volunteer awarded by The Hospice Volunteers of Hancock County.
She is survived by a loving family that included her significant other, Percy Blaisdell; her three children, Susan Ricker and husband Bill Zarakas, Dearle Ricker and fiancé David Barlass, David Ricker; son-in-law Rob Childers; grandchildren, Claire and Peter Zarakas, Phoebe, Heather, and Heidi Ricker, Galen Childers and Allison Childers and her former spouse, John Ricker; as well as many others that love her deeply. She joins her parents, Reginald and Mary (Webb) Dority; her brother Reginald; her daughter Janet Ricker; and Katherine’s former partner Frazier Kellogg; as well as all those that she loved and those that loved her that have gone on before her.
Memorial services will be held on Saturday July 20, 2013 at 11 a.m. at the First Congregational Church of Blue Hill, followed by a celebration of her life at The Lookout Inn, Flye Point, Brooklin from 2 to 4 p.m.
In lieu of flowers the family suggests donations in the name of Katherine Ricker be made to any of the following organizations: Ellsworth Free Clinic, Ellsworth; Emmaus Center, Ellsworth; The Reginald and Mary Dority Scholarship of Maine Community Foundation, Ellsworth; The Blue Hill Congregational Church, Blue Hill; The Salvation Army of Bangor; The Hospice Volunteers of Hancock County; Stonington Methodist Church, Stonington.
Arrangements by Jordan-Fernald, 141 South Street, Blue Hill.
Condolences may be expressed at www.jordanfernald.com.