Anna Lee Rickard

February 26, 1929September 9, 2018

Anna Lee Rickard, age 89, passed away September 8, 2018 surrounded by her loving family. She was born and grew up in Clay County, Kentucky. She was preceded in death by her parents, Tolman and Lucy Allen, and ten brothers and sisters; her husband, CDR Robert Russell Rickard. She is survived by her loving sister, Kathleen Cox, Hamilton, OH; her children, Emily Ann Rickard, Katherine “Kay” Locklier (Brant), Anniston, AL; Russell Allen Rickard (Anita); grandchildren Russell Paul Rickard (Chyrl); Shawna Marie Rickard; Julia Ann Miranda, Anniston, AL; great-grandchildren Kelsey Rickard, St. Louis, MO; Trevor Rickard; and many nieces and nephews. Anna Lee met the love of her life Robert “Bob” Russell Rickard at Berea College, Berea, KY. They married and moved to Oak Ridge in 1947 where her husband worked at K-25 and X-10 (ORNL) as a chemist. She was a gracious hostess to many visiting scientists to ORNL, neighbors, and friends. Anna Lee’s many hobbies included bird watching, gardening, flower arranging, knitting, sewing and weaving. She was a member of Burchfield and Oak Ridge Garden Clubs, and Alpha Sigma Sorority. She was an excellent cook, always experimenting with new recipes. Anna Lee also enjoyed traveling, making many cross-country trips with family and friends. Her travels and adventures took her to Canada and Mexico, Africa, Asia, Europe and the Middle East. Her family loved her dearly and will miss her sweet spirit and sense of humor. She was a long time member of Cedar Springs Presbyterian Church in Knoxville. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to: The Michael J. Fox Foundation, P.O. Box 5014, Hagerstown, MD 21741-5014 or The Pat Summitt Foundation, 520 W. Summit Hill Drive, Suite 1101, Knoxville, TN 37902. A private family graveside service will be officiated by Pastor Sean Welch. Condolences are welcome at Arrangements by Weaver Funeral Home.


  • Graveside Service Tuesday, September 11, 2018

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Brenda Waggoner

September 12, 2018

MY heartfelt condolences to you. I always enjoyed visiting with your mother when Emily and I worked and played together in high school. Brenda Waggoner