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Amanda Paige Ricketts

July 29, 1995 ~ May 30, 2020 (age 24)


Amanda Paige Ricketts, 24, of Great Falls passed away unexpectedly on May 30, 2020. Private Family Services will be held. Cremation has been entrusted to Croxford Funeral Home.

Amanda was born on July 29, 1995 in Great Falls to Keith E. and Diane M. (Barta) Ricketts. Raised in Great Falls, she graduated from Great Falls High School in 2014. Although a native to this area, she also lived in Aurora, CO, and Deer Trail, CO for a couple of years before finding her way back to home. Once back, she pursued a love for animals by attending PETCO’s dog grooming school in Missoula. Completing her training in 2017 and going on to work as a dog groomer.

Dillon (Lemire) Ricketts came into her life upon her return and the two were married on Valentine’s Day of 2018. The two of them loved to be outdoors, enjoying all that Montana has to offer, but especially hiking and water activities. Amanda was always taking pictures and was an extremely talented artist. She will be greatly missed by those lucky enough to have had her in their lives.

Amanda leaves behind her husband of two years, Dillon Ricketts of Sun Prairie; parents, Keith and Diane Ricketts of Great Falls; brother, Cody Ricketts of Great Falls; sister, Autumum Cotton of Great Falls; grandmother, Helen Lamana of Great Falls; Aunt, Betty Jo (Jack) Minor of Greely, CO; cousin, Sara and Jamie Minor also of Greely, CO.

She was preceded in death by Dennis Barta, Robert Lamana, and Dorothy and George Ricketts.

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