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Joshua Baynham Rickett


06/25/1973 - 09/20/2015 Obituary
Joshua Baynham Rickett Obituary
Joshua Baynham Rickett lost his battle to a recurrence of Hodgkins Lymphoma, on September 20, 2015. He passed away peacefully at home, surrounded by love and is no longer in pain. Josh was born in Bakersfield on June 25,1973. He attended St. Francis School and Garces High School.
He was a gentle soul who lived for his nieces and nephews. He was loved by all. A longtime member of CALM and Pioneer Village. He made trips to Santa Barbara, Hawaii, zoos, museums and to the movies, typically with children in tow, calling them "adventures". Even though he was a private person, he loved spending time with his family and the many children, who he considered as each of his monkeys. Everywhere he went, children followed him, and he had individual nicknames for each of them.
He is survived by his mother, Lynn Taylor, his brothers, Jason (Belinda) and Justin (Ashley), Aunt Cheri Simpson (Mark and Marcy) and Aunt Michelle Kammeraad (Ethan and Cade), his best friend, Louise Rickett, his cousin Levi, Grandma Nola, and his many aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, and nephews, friends and neighbors. All of his littles were, Zachary, Connor, Makena, Braedon, Kellan, McKelvy, Brynnly, Kyra, Riley, Haley, Cole, Michael, Josephine and Leala, Ireland and Maddie and all the other little minions.
Please join us for a Celebration of Life to honor such a special person. In typical Josh fashion, he insisted only on a very casual, unstructured, fun event, no ties allowed, party on Monday, October 5th. It will be held at 327 Garnsey Ave. 93309. A very special place to Josh. Festivities begin at 5pm, with memory sharing, music, videos, a time to speak for anyone wanting to share with his friends and family. Food will be served at 6pm. For further information call or text Lynn at 661-599-2558 or email lynnem47@aol.com
We wish to extend thanks to CBCC, Bakersfield Heart Hospital, and Optimal Hospice Care. Remembrances can be made to CALM.
Joshua will be greatly missed.
Published in Bakersfield Californian on Oct. 1, 2015
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