Desmond Ross Ricks
Desmond Ross Ricks passed away October 26, 2015 while surrounded by family and friends. He was born December 20, 1943 in Logan, Utah to Desmond William and Dora Christensen Ricks. Des married Frances Joy Turpin and together they raised 5 children, later she died in a tragic accident in 1973. Des then married Helen Heuser in 1987 and had 27 years together blending their families.
Des retired after over 31 years as a truck driver for Consolidated Freight Ways. He loved to work on old cars and built them from the ground up. Des loved his horses and spent many hours riding them in the hill above his home. He loved to play the guitar and sing songs to his grandchildren, but most of all he simply loved his family.
Des is survived by his wife, Helen; children, Tonya Ricks, Troy (Renee) Ricks, Torie (Bart) Golder, Trent Ricks, and Tracey Carl; stepchildren, Connie, Windie, Jackie (Kevin), Shannon (Maria); 15 grandchildren, 15 great grandchildren, 3 brothers, and 3 sisters. He was preceded in death by his wife, Frances Joy; parents; and 1 granddaughter.
The family wishes to express their thanks to the Central Utah Veterans Home Payson for their love and care they gave to Des.
Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Monday, November 2, 2015 at the Lake Point Ward, Center St. & Canyon Rd., Lake Point, UT. Visitations will be 6-8 pm Sunday November 1, 2015 at Peel Funeral Home, 8525 West 2700 South, Magna and Monday 10-10:45 a.m. at the church prior to services. Interment: Lake Point Cemetery. Condolences: www.peelfuneralhome.com