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 www.forestmeadowsfh.com