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Bertha Louise (Bertie) Rickabaugh


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Bertha Louise (Bertie) Rickabaugh Obituary

Bertha (Bertie) Louise Rickabaugh, age 94, passed away peacefully in Marysville, California, on December 25, 2015. She was born October 4, 1921 in San Francisco, California, to Lloyd and Louise Leonard.

During World War II, she supported the war effort by working in the aircraft production factory on North Island in San Diego, California, and entertaining the troops by singing and dancing at USO shows.

During her adult life, she worked as a civil service employee in assembly at McClellan Air Force Base in Sacramento, California, before training and working in the health industry for 10 years. She was a resident of Foresthill, California, for over 33 years before moving to the Yuba-Sutter, California area two years ago. Bertie was known for her quick wit and her many jokes.

She is preceded in death by her husband of 51 years, George (Rick) Rickabaugh.

She is survived by her sons (and their wives) Dennis Pinney (Kathy Becker) of Marysville, CA, Richard Pinney (Nancy) of Bloomingdale, IL, Philip Pinney (DeNonda) of Grand Saline, TX; 15 grandchildren, 26 great-grandchildren, and three great-great-grandchildren.

Services will be held Friday, February 19, 2016, at 1:00pm at the Sacramento Valley National Cemetery in Dixon, California where she will be interred with her husband who served in the Marine Corps on Guadalcanal during World War II.

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Published in Appeal Democrat on Jan. 14, 2016
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