Danny Paul Rickard, age 77, from Salem Oregon, passed away from Covid-19 on February 5, 2022, in the Salem Hospital surrounded by his wife, Lanie Rickard (Moore) and his children.
Danny was born March 30, 1944 in Hanford California to Paul Rickard and Ethel McCollum. A month after Danny’s birth his family moved to Salem, Oregon. Danny grew up with 4 brothers Thomas, Ray, Sam, and Jack Benny along with a good number of cousins. Danny graduated from North Salem high school in 1963. During his youth he would work in the neighboring farm fields and orchards. After graduation Danny joined the Oregon National Guard and trained with the Army in Knox Kentucky.
Upon returning to Salem, he worked as a grocery cashier and a public works technician until he was introduced in 1971 to cement finishing. He retired from cement finishing in 2002. After retiring he picked up growing tomatoes and other vegetable plants that he sold from his driveway. Over the years the sales grew to the point that he had 2 temporary greenhouses in addition to his permanent greenhouse.
In 2008 he started square dancing with the Salem Swingin’ Stars Square Dance club where he met his beloved wife, Lanie, in 2011. Danny and Lanie were married in December 2012 in Florida. Danny loved hunting, fishing, crabbing, gardening, and square dancing in addition to spending time with family and friends.
Danny is survived by his wife Lanie, his brother Sam (Charlene) and his four children, Daniel, Drew, Dean, and Danielle, along with his six grandchildren and one great-granddaughter.
“Celebration of Life” service will be held at Johnson Funeral Home, 134 Missouri Avenue S, Salem, Oregon on March 19, 2022, at 1:00 p.m. After the service the family will be gathering at Walery’s Pizza in West Salem.
Celebration of Life
Saturday, March 19, 2022 at 1 p.m.
Johnson Funeral Home
134 Missouri Avenue S.