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WELLINGTON- Garnet F. Ricker, Sr., 60, died September 29, 2008, at his home in Wellington. He was born May 25, 1948, in Hartland, son of Cecil and Angie (Ward) Ricker. Garnet graduated from PCHS in 1966, and from EMVTI in 1968. He joined the Army National Guard in 1968, retiring in 1992. He worked for many years as a mechanic and later as a maintenance supervisor for Scott Paper, later known as S.D. Warren, Sappi, and finally Plum Creek. At the end of his career he had progressed to the position of Forester for Plum Creek. When he wasn’t involved with his real passion of working on heavy equipment, he was hunting, fishing, or 4-wheeling.

He is survived by his wife, Cheryl (Woodard) Ricker of Wellington; 3 sons and their wives, Garnet and Kimberly Ricker Jr. of Dover-Foxcroft, Tony and Amy Ricker of Wellington, and Shane and Becky Ricker of Harmony; a brother and his wife, Roger and Judy Ricker of Wellington; 10 grandchildren, Michael, Matthew, Christopher, Aaron, Preston, Warren, Abbey, Brylee, Brodie, and Jared; a special uncle and his wife, Basil and Rena Ward of Bridgeton; a sister-in-law and her husband, Charlotte and Hartley Lake of Harmony; and a brother-in-law and his wife, Martin and Barbara Woodard of Abbot; several cousins, nieces, nephews, and many friends.

Funeral services will be held 11 AM, Friday, October 3, 2008, at Crosby & Neal, 21 Oak Street in Guilford, with the Rev. Richard Berry officiating. Burial will follow at the Pingree Center Cemetery in Parkman. In lieu of flowers those who wish may make donations to Make-A-Wish Foundation, 87 Elm St., Suite 203, Camden, ME 04843. For an online guest register go to

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