Belinda Ricketts

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Belinda Luise Ricketts was born to Phyllis Claudine Finney and Louis Ethan Von Woglom on August 25, 1935 in Charleston, West Virginia, Where she lived with her younger Brother Louis Ethan Von Woglom II, or as she lovingly referred to him "Sonny". She had a loving childhood in West Virginia. She met her future husband in the junior high youth group at the Methodist Church in Huntington, West Virginia. In high school Linda was a cheerleader and an excellent student. In her Senior year her family relocated to Houston, TX where she graduated from John H Reagan High School in 1953. She married her love, James Paul Ricketts on December 18, 1954 at St. Stevens Methodist Church in Houston. They were blessed with their only daughter, Janet Elaine Ricketts on July 2, 1959.

Linda was a strong, diligent and caring person; who never stopped doing for others and was always thinking of others. She was a loving mother, wife and sister. She was a role model for young women. She was a successful business woman; running Soules Insurance Agency in the Montgomery county area for over 40 years. Throughout her life Linda was involved in her community and a strong advocate of literacy. She was a Charter Member and past President of the Lake Conroe Rotary Club; holding many different positions over the years. She was an active member of Montgomery United Methodist Church where she and her daughter were members of the choir and she made many friends. Linda was a lifetime Girl Scout; she became a Brownie in West Virginia where she earned her nickname, "Rickie" and continued her Girl Scout efforts throughout her life. She and her husband ran Camp Robinwood, a Girl Scout camp located near New Waverly, TX for over 10 years where they raised their daughter Jan. Linda and her husband were active members of Literacy Volunteers of America in Montgomery County, where she held positions as a tutor, trainer and past CEO. More recently she received the Lifetime Achievement award during the 20th Anniversary celebration for LVA. She was also nominated "Volunteer of the Year" by The Montgomery Courier in 2002. Retirement did not last long for Linda as she quickly took a position with the Montgomery County Library system working for her passion, literacy. She was an amazing woman who was loved by so many.

Linda died in the evening Thursday January 22, 2014 from a year long battle with Cancer. She is survived by her daughter Jan Ricketts brother Lou Von Woglom and his wife Terri. Nieces Kristi Von Woglom and Lina Parodi and her family Bonnie and Bud Houser and their son Bo Houser.

A Celebration of life service will be held Thursday January 29, 2015 at 10:30 am at the Montgomery United Methodist Church. In lieu of flowers please make donations to Literacy Volunteers of America - Montgomery County. www. or P.O. Box 2704 Conroe Texas 77305.


Published on from Jan. 26 to Feb. 8, 2015
Arrangements under the direction of:
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