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Evergreen Funeral Home & Cemetery

4504 Broadway, Everett, WA

OBITUARY

Richard "Rick" Charles Pickrell

May 24, 1941March 26, 2020

Richard "Rick" Charles Pickrell was born May 24, 1941, to parents Rose (Burdick) Pickrell and Cyrus Elliott Pickrell in Seattle, Washington. He was the youngest of four children. Rick was called home to Heaven on March 26, 2020.

Rick attended Queen Anne High School and Kings High School, both in Seattle. He served in the US Navy from 1959 to 1963, was stationed in Asia and served during the Cuban Missile Crisis. He was very proud of his military service.

Rick was an avid sports fan, enjoying both football and basketball. He was a big fan of the Seattle Seahawks for many years. He also enjoyed playing chess online. Rick was an outgoing, friendly person. He never knew a stranger and loved to talk to people. By the end of a conversation, he was your friend.

On March 24, 1988, Rick committed his life to his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. His relationship with Jesus was very important to him and he committed to serve him daily. His greatest desire was that all would come to have a personal relationship with Jesus as he did. Rick enjoyed talking about history, especially Christian church history and about the Bible.

Rick loved his family so very much. Beside his faith, family was most important to him. He is survived by his wife Cindy, seven children: LaTisha, Todd (Shay), Melissa (Bryan), Michael (Shena), Joshua (Alexa), Daniel and Jennifer, a sister Bettie Cookson, as well as several grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

He is preceded in death by his parents, brother Frederick Pickrell and sister Jean Lloyd.

Services

8 August

A Celebration of Life

10:00 am - 1:00 pm

Smokey Point Community Church

17721 Smokey Point Blvd.
Arlington, Washington 98223

Memories

Richard "Rick" Charles Pickrell

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Don Whitford

May 13, 2020

We were so sorry to hear of Rick’s passing especially at such a difficult time as this. We have so many fond memories from together at church to fun times at camp. You are right, he was everyone’s friend, always ready to give of himself whenever a need would arise. Our prayers are with you and your family.
Love Don and Marilyn Whitford

Daris Cromartie-Smith

May 12, 2020

My heart is heavy in the loss of Rick. I enjoyed you telling me how special he was to you.
I pray that someday we will retreat again.
Daris

Jeanne & Danny Lidwell

May 12, 2020

We are praying for each of you every day! May God bless you continually as you walk through each day.
Cindy, you are one of the sweetest women I know. Your strength comes from God and you live for Him.
You are very unique people, as I watch you. I see you all growing in the Lord always. How blessed we are to have you at MCC.
Thank you God!
Love Danny & Jeanne

Sandra Richards

May 12, 2020

There are so many memories of fun times we shared with you and Rick. We would play dominoes, watch football games, and laugh until sometimes we would cry. We also shared time on the Outreach committee doing different projects for the church, and our community. Thank you Rick for sharing those wonderful times with us.

Linda Smith

May 11, 2020

Rick was a great person was always smiling and and most of all remembering his smile and laugh and I can still here that laugh he had and I am sure he is heaven teasing and joking and most of all loving the garden he is walking through with his family and friends who greeted him at heaven doors.. I am also sure he is asking out heavenly Father all kinds of questions , He will surely be missed .

Margie Snodgrass

May 11, 2020

We pray for God's peace and comfort for you as you navigate this new season, missing your dear husband, father, and grandfather.
Margie & Andy Snodgrass

Dawn Gruol

May 11, 2020

He was such a kind, loving man. You could tell how much he loved you and the kids.
God Bless you all.
Dawn Gruol

Kori Smith

May 8, 2020

I come out of hiding today to share some love for my longest standing friend and her family. I’ll remember our shared childhood for my whole life. The rivalry even I had with Josh and Mike . Being excited with you when Daniel and Jenny came home. So many afternoons, Sundays and sleepovers. Rick and Cindy were there for all of it. I know how you admired him and I loved him for how he loved you. Rick was a man of God. I’m so glad he is at rest and living his best life with his Savior!
Rick, thank you so much for being such a fantastic dad. To all of your children and to their friends.
Kori Smith

Brooke Jensen Babin

May 6, 2020

A rough day in the office...
As nurses we are filled with grief dealing with this pandemic. We are told not to feel, to find better outlets for the turmoil and stress we face. This week I eased a covid-19 patient into death. He was well loved by his family. To protect his loved ones, we don't allow long visits. As I watched him decline, I called his pastor along with his wife on the same line, as he was delivered a beautiful sermon over the phone. I held his hand, comforted him as his wife cried on the other end. I told her: "Please stay on the phone with him. He is going to meet Jesus soon." -His family devout Christians. His oxygen dropped down to 74% on a mask that delivers 100% concentration of oxygen. I eased his pain, tried to give him peace, I played Amazing Grace and held his hand as I sat with him. He opened his eyes, looked at me contently after his family said their goodbyes. He took his last breath, while his wife was on the line. While not ideal, he was not alone. She heard the phone drop and he was gone. His absence leaves a great void in the lives of his loved ones.
Written by Nurse Brooke Jensen Babin, Rick's nurse on March 26, 2020

Debbie & Roy Rutherford

May 3, 2020

When the Lord called Rick home he left you a gift of memories in exchange. Hold on to those memories and let them be your comfort during this time. Roy and I are holding you and your family in our hearts!
We love you all!
Roy & Debbie

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Rick and his dad

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Rick and his dad

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