Joyce Marilyn (Thompson) Rickard

Joyce Marilyn (Thompson) Rickard

January 3, 1935 – January 4, 2024

Joyce Marilyn (Thompson) Rickard was born January 3rd, 1935 in Omaha, NE, and passed away in Omaha on January 4th, 2024. She is pre-deceased by her husband, Ray Gene (Rick) Rickard; son, Mark William Wunderlich; parents June Barrowman Hansen and Gerald Elton Thompson; and sister, Janet Mildred Thompson. She is survived by sons Anthony Jordan (Tony) Rickard, Chris David Rickard (Kelly), and Steven James Wunderlich (Laura); daughter-in-law Janet Susan Wunderlich; stepsons Forrest, Gregory, Terry and Pari Rickard; 11 grandchildren, 6 step-grandchildren, and 8 great-grandchildren.

A long-time member of St. Andrews Episcopal Church, Joyce was a member of the St. Thirise of Lisieux Chapter of The Order of the Daughters of the King, and was very active in all aspects of church activities. She was a 1952 graduate of North High School. As an Air Force Wife to a career officer, she travelled the world and lived overseas in Germany, Spain and Turkey in support of our nation’s defense.

During her Air Force life, Joyce acquired skills and licenses in real estate and accounting, was a broker, and was Vice President of Commercial Properties for N.P. Dodge until her retirement, at which time she opened Meadowlark Antique Mall. This indulged not only her business acumen but also her passion for collecting antiques, art, and other collectibles. Most recently, Joyce was owner of Savannah Suites in Omaha, along with her son, Tony, and managed accounting aspects of the business. Joyce loved working in her beautiful garden, and remained active in Pilates and golf, regularly playing the best courses in Omaha.

Cremains will be kept next to those of Rick in the Columbarium at St. Andrews Episcopal Church.

A memorial service will be held at St. Andrews on Wednesday, January 24th, at 10:30 AM.

1 Condolence

  • Barry Holste Posted January 14, 2024 4:15 pm

    My sympathy to the family. I always enjoyed talking to Joyce at the gym and also when she was able and would often walk by my house in Applewood

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