Ronald Hugh Rickard passed away peacefully on Jan. 16, 2019, at Cody Regional Hospital. He was 79.
Ron was born July 18, 1939, in Glenrock to Hugh and Audrey Rickard.
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.
He was married to his loving wife Delores Rickard since July 25, 1959. Together they lived in Cody, where they raised their two sons, Steve Rickard and Scott Rickard.
He is survived by his wife and sons, four grandchildren, two great- grandchildren, and his sister Terry Peterson.
Ron was preceded in death by his parents Hugh and Audrey Rickard and sister Judy Tollman.
When he wasn’t teaching, he enjoyed farming and was an avid outdoorsman. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, horseback riding, and snowmobiling. He was a longtime member of the 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 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.