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Alva Rickard

November 6, 1926 — March 12, 2012

Alva Rickard

Alva Lucille “Petie” Rickard, age 85 of Cambridge, MD, died on March 12, 2012 at the Chesapeake Woods Center in Cambridge.

Born on November 6, 1926 in Woodward, Oklahoma, she was the daughter of the late John Luther Scott and Alva Lucille Berry Scott.

In 1945 “Petie” married Ronald R. McGlaughlin who was serving in the military at that time. Upon his honorable discharge, they moved to Hoopers Island, MD in 1947. Although their marriage ended in divorce, they parented two sons and remained friends throughout their lives.

Petie moved to Texas and had worked for the Corpus Christi Public Works. On September 26, 1994 she married Kenneth A. Rickard, a long time Corpus Christ resident and avid horseman where he had a ranch in Colorado. Petie and Kenneth moved to Cambridge to be closer to her sons. Kenneth died in Cambridge on August 19, 2009.

While residing in Corpus Christi, Petie was a member of the Optimist Club. She loved to dance and sew.

While residing here in Cambridge, she was a member of the Countryside Christian Church.

Surviving is a son Randy McGlaughlin and his wife Jamie of Cambridge, MD; daughter-in-law Jacquelyn “Jackie” Aaron McGlaughlin of Fishing Creek, MD; two step-sons Kenneth Allen Rickard and his wife Janice of Yutan, Nebraska, Keith Andrew Rickard and his wife Sara of Colorado Springs, CO; five grandchildren Scott McGlaughlin and his wife Heather, Shane McGlaughlin, Jodi Hughes and her husband Chuck, Candace Edwards and her husband David, John Moore and his wife Robin. Two step granddaughters, Stacie Dodson and her husband Duane; Katherine Rickard and several great-great grandchildren. Also surviving are two brothers John Scott and his wife Sharon of Bayside Texas; Kelly Scott and his wife Lo Rena of Bandera Texas; a sister Lahoma Jones and her husband Frank of Utopia Texas; former husband Ronald R. “Junior” McGlaughlin and his companion Darlene Robbins of Crapo, MD and special friend Margie Ruark.

Preceding her in death besides her parents was her son R. Michael “Mike” McGlaughlin.

A memorial service will be held on Thursday , March 15, 2012 beginning 2 pm at the Newcomb and Collins Funeral Home, P.A. Cambridge.
Friends will be received one hour prior to service.
Officiating will be Rev. Delmer Willey and Preacher Phil Sutton.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in memory of “Petie” may be sent to Countryside Christian Church, 5333 Austin Road Cambridge MD. 21613 or to Trinity United Methodist Church , 6 Cambridge Avenue , East New Market MD. 21631.

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