Ralph Lavern Hicks

April 1929 – April 2013

Our beloved father, brother and grandfather passed away on April 19 in Modesto, CA. He was 84 years old. Ralph was born to William and Ethel Hicks on April 17, 1929 in Casper, WY. His family moved to Modesto when he was 5 months old.

Ralph started Thrifty Plumbing in 1978 and semi-retired in 1982. He started working for Avis Car Rentals around 1995. He worked until he was 79 years old, before his health forced him to retire five years ago.

Ralph was loved by everyone and he will be dearly missed.

Ralph leaves behind his children Gail Williams of Nevada, Patrick Hicks of Florida, Sandra TenBrink of Modesto, and Donna McGrew of Modesto; sisters Gladys Hicks of Sacramento, and Norma Rohde of Sacramento; eight grandchildren, 19 great-grandchildren, and six great-great grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews. Ralph is preceded in death by his wife Patricia Hicks, his parents and brothers Lee and Marvin Fletcher.

Services will be held at a later date.


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