Ronald Hugh Rickard

(July 18, 1939 - Jan. 16, 2019)


Ronald Hugh Rickard passed away peacefully on Jan. 16, 2019, at Cody Regional Hospital.

Ron was born July 18, 1939, in Glenrock, Wyoming, to Hugh and Audrey Rickard. Ron attended schools in Powell and Northwest College. He married Delores Christman in July 1959.

He served his country in the National Guard during the Berlin Crisis in 1961. With his master’s degree he received from the University of Wyoming, he went on to be a caring and inspirational math teacher at Cody Junior High.

Together, Ron and Delores lived in Cody, where they raised their two sons Steve and Scott Rickard.

When he wasn’t teaching, Ron enjoyed farming and was an avid outdoorsman. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, horseback riding, and snowmobiling. He was a long-time member of the Cody Elks Lodge. He loved to cook for his family, especially his famous pancakes and roasting the perfect marshmallow. He loved playing games and cards with his kids and grandkids. He worked hard with his family to build and maintain the family cabin, which is still enjoyed today. He had many good stories and good times and lots of laughter shared with his family. He will be greatly missed.

Ron was preceded in death by his parents Hugh and Audrey Rickard and sister Judy Tollman.

He is survived by his wife; sons and daughters-in-law Steven and Dina, and Scott and Angie; four grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and his sister and brother-in-law Terry and Bob Peterson.

Ron was cremated on Jan. 19, 2019. A memorial service will be held on May 3, 2019, at the First Presbyterian Church, 2025 23rd Street, Cody, WY 82414. Services will begin at 10:30 a.m. with a celebration of life immediately following.

In lieu of flowers please consider a donation to the First Presbyterian Church. The funds will be used to provide education and training for professionals, parents and teachers who work with children from disadvantaged places. This will provide an opportunity for young parents and Cody-area professionals who will benefit from this continuing education opportunity for new knowledge and understanding. Please designate your donation as funds in memory of Ron Rickard.