Written by Wolf Point Herald
Arlene F. Ricker, 63, of Poplar, died Sunday, Oct. 7, 2012, at the St. Vincent’s Hospital in Billings.
She was born to Earl Jones, Sr. and Lillian (Lester) Jones on March 16, 1949.
She married Virgil W. Ricker Sr. on April 24, 1968, in Wolf Point. To this union, they had two children, Lanelle and Virgil Jr. They also raised Bronica Uses Arrow as their own. She attended school in Poplar, Stevan, S.D., Clinton, Iowa, and St. Louis, Mo.
She enjoyed the company of her grandchildren, friends and family every day — whether they were watching her favorite soap operas or going to her grandson’s football games. She cherished their time together, especially during the holidays when they were all together to eat.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Virgil; daughter, Bronica “Lottie”; brothers, Earl Jr. and Richard “Buck”; and sisters, Mary Jane, Rita, Ester Marie, Veronica and Myrtle.
She is survived by her children, Lanelle Iron Bear and Virgil “Moosie” Ricker, both of Poplar; seven grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; three brothers, Joe, Edgar and Maynard Jones, all of Poplar; and two half-sisters, Juanita and Naomi Montclair, both of Poplar.
A vigil will be held at 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 12, at the Cultural Center in Poplar. A funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 13, also at the Cultural Center in Poplar. Interment will follow at the St. Ann’s Cemetery in Poplar. Clayton Stevenson Memorial Chapel of Wolf Point was entrusted with the arrangements.