In Loving Memory of

Irene P. Rick

09/07/1927 - 10/26/2014

Rick, Irene P., 87 of Gainesville, passed away at the North Florida Specialty and Rehabilitation Center on Sunday, October 26, 2014. Irene was born in Starke, FL.  She married her husband of 65 years Donald C. Rick and they moved to Morrison, IL.  Irene and Don moved to Gainesville 64 years ago where she worked for Lake Forest Elementary School Cafeteria and then went to work with the UF Correspondence Studies where she retired.   Irene enjoyed sewing and knitting and loved spending time with her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Irene is preceded in death by her husband Donald Rick and her son Wayne Rick. She is survived by her son Sammy Rick (Sherry) of Palatka. Brothers, J.T. Prevatt (Wanda) and Glenn Prevatt (Kathy) both of Starke, sisters Elizabeth Perry of Live Oak, Noralee Wainwright (Maxie) of Lake City and Carolyn Giddings of Gainesville.  Three Grandchildren Alan Rick, Missy Wolsoncroft and Kelly Levy and three Great Grandchildren, Knox and Meghan Wolsoncroft and Ella Levy.

Funeral Services for Mrs. Rick will be held on Wednesday, October 29th, 2014 at Forest Meadows Memorial Park Central’s Chapel in the Meadows, 4100 NW 39th Ave, with Dr. Craig Canton officiating. There will be a visitation on Tuesday evening from 5:00pm-7:00pm at Forest Meadows Funeral Home.  Arrangements are under the care of Forest Meadows Funeral Homes and Cemeteries, 725 NW 23rd Ave, Gainesville, FL 32609 (352)378-2528.  Please sign Irene’s online guestbook at

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5 Responses

  1. sharon dean at · Reply

    we will miss you very much

    1. Marleen & Rodgers Aiton and AJ (service Dog) at · Reply

      We will miss you so very much.

      You know Rodgers has been sick with Alzheimer’s and that is the reason for not making it over to the house lately.

      You were still in our hearts and LOVED you so much, you helped Maureen and I when were sick after we had lost our parents so you were like our extended parents in many ways, you were there for Rodgers and my first date and that was over 47 years ago and then for our wedding.

      May Good be with you
      Marleen, Rodgers and AJ (Service Dog)
      The Aiton’s

  2. Marleen & Rodgers Aiton and AJ (service Dog) at · Reply

    We want to say how much you will be missed, I have known you and Pops, Wayne and Sammy since forever.

    You know that Rodgers has been sick and I am afraid we might not make it to the Funeral, with him having Alzheimer’s it is hard to plan things anymore. Our LOVE and thoughts are with you all and know God is with you.

  3. Marleen & Rodgers Aiton and AJ (service Dog) at · Reply

    We will miss you very much, I have known you since Wayne and I were in 5th grade (Kirby Smith Elem)

    You help me when I lost my parents and then when ever I got sick you were like a MOM to me and Pops and the boys Wayne & Sammy, were family.

    I am not sure we will be able to come to the Funeral with Rodgers having Alzheimer’s I can not plan much anymore.

    Lots of LOVE and I know God will be with all of you.

  4. Ed Lovely at · Reply

    Sammy, your parents were so special to my mom and I . I especially enjoyed my visit with your mother at the rehab center this summer.

    I will never forget your dad coming by and taking me, along with Wayne and you, to the Gator basketball games in Alligator Alley., and us running around your house with your dad’s gas mask on.

    I know, that you know, your mother was a very gracious and special saint. I believe she is dancing there before the throne, along with your dad,your brother, and my mom. God bless, and may he always be with your and yours.

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