May 23, 1914 ~ December 18, 2008
Redondo Beach, CA
Rickner, Margaret Mary "Marie"
Marie Rickner passed away Thursday December 18th, 2008 in Spokane, WA., at her daughter's home. She was surrounded by family at the end and passed peacefully to the Lord. She was born in Rockton, NY on May 23rd, 1914 to Michael & Irene (Noe) Keaveny and moved to Redondo Beach with her family in 1924. She was the oldest Sibling of 7 and was 94 when she died. She is survived by daughters Lorraine Boyer of Spokane, WA; Georgia "Ricci" Bichlmeier (Lary) of Redondo Beach, CA and stepson Gerald Rickner (Evonne) of Diamond Springs, CA. Her Husband of 53 years, George Rickner predeceased her in 1992. She is also survived by sisters Dorothy Lord of Redondo Beach, CA, Theresa Hatten and Anges Lee both of Lake Havasu, AZ. She leaves 12 grandchildren, 28 great-grandchildren and 4 great-great-grandchildren.
Marie worked for Hillcrest Middle School (Parras School) in the cafeteria in the late 1950's, then found work later at International Rectifier in El Segundo, where she worked for many years. She loved learning new things and took classes at several adult schools into her late 80's. Marie enjoyed crafts, knitting, sewing, crocheting, painting and making teddy bears. Always up for a good joke, she had a twinkle in her eye and a big smile on her face that made those around her enjoy her company and stories. There was always a good story to be told. She studied and knew the history of Redondo Beach and remembered dates, facts of old Los Angeles and Redondo, including the Dominquez Rancho. She was the most amazing person and will be greatly missed by all those who knew her.
A lifelong parishioner of St. James Catholic Church in Redondo Beach she was a member of Catholic Daughters and previously a member of the Golden Age Club.
Memorial mass will be held at St. James Catholic Church in Redondo Beach on Friday, January 16, 2009 at 10:00 am with interment to follow at Holy Cross Cemetery in Culver City, CA. Those wishing to honor the memory of Marie Rickner are invited to attend the services.