James's Story

BANGOR AND WEST ENFIELD - James Orin Ricker, 93, went home to be with his Lord and Savior, Jesus

Christ, on December 16,2014. Jim was born on July 15, 1921, in West

Enfield, Maine to Orin and Mary (Gibson) Ricker. Jim graduated from

Howland High School in 1939. He went to the CCC camp for 1 ½ years.

In September of 1942, he entered the U.S. Army proudly serving his

country in the European and Pacific theaters. He was honorably

discharged in February of 1946. He married Agnes Anne Olson of Oakfield

on January 8, 1955. Jim served as the Postmaster of West Enfield from

February 1955 to June of 1984. Jim was a very active member of the West

Enfield Baptist Church since 1951 serving as a deacon and trustee. Jim

was a board member of the River of Life Bible Camp and a Life Member of

the West Enfield VFW. Jim went above and beyond to help others

throughout his entire life, and truly felt that was his calling.

Jim was predeceased by his wife, Agnes, his sister, Jane Nash and sister-in-

law, Charlotte Olson. He is survived by his son and wife, David and

Carlene Ricker and his two beloved grandchildren, Katie and Aaron

Ricker as well as a sister, Agnes Kays of Idaho, brother-in-law, Donald

Olson of Colorado Springs, and many special nieces and nephews.

A graveside service will be held in the spring at the West Enfield

Cemetery. Those who wish to remember Jim in a special way may make

gifts in his memory to the West Enfield Baptist Church, c/o Judy Murphy,

PO Box 251, West Enfield, Maine 04493. Those who wish may sign an online register and leave written condolences at www.clayfuneralhome.com
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