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RICKER, Christopher
RICKER, Christopher Alan Age 16, of Piedmont, Okla., passed away June 30, 2014 along with his friend John. He was born March 13, 1998 in Lancaster, Calif., the son of Alan and Melanie (Wells) Ricker, and grew up in Rosamond, Calif. With the exception of his sophomore year he spent his entire life in Rosamond attending school at Edwards AFB, with his last year being his freshman year at Desert High. His career choice was to attain a degree in Finance. Christopher, better known as Chris to his friends, had traveled extensively with his parents, seeing more of the world than most adults. He enjoyed fishing, hunting and archery; and playing games and skyping online with friends. His creativity included being a self-taught pianist and artist, which involved drawing and making short films on the computer. Friends and family relied on him for his expertise with computers. Christopher is survived by his parents, Alan Christopher Ricker, of Piedmont, Okla., and Melanie Sue Ricker, of Rosamond, Calif. He leaves his maternal grandparents, James and Sumiko Wells, of Abilene, Texas. He is also survived by his close friends, Jarod Cleveland and Nathaniel Lockard; two paternal aunts and families and two maternal uncles and families. Funeral arrangements are being handled by Halley Olsen Murphy Funerals and Cremations . A memorial service will be held at 3pm, Saturday, July 12, 2014 at the funeral home at 44831 N. Cedar Avenue, Lancaster, CA 93534.

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