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Enid Ricketts

February 3, 1932 — July 21, 2022

Born February 3, 1932 in the infirmary at historic Fort George, an 18th century fortress near Inverness, Highlands council area of Scotland.

She passed peacefully in her sleep in the early morning hours of July 21, 2022 in Taylorsville Utah. It was always her wish when it was time to simply “fall asleep” and pass peacefully. She got her wish.

Enid had an eventful life, in 1938 as a 6-year-old girl she moved with her family from Scotland when her father’s regiment of the Kings Own Scottish Borderers was stationed in India. She and her family lived in numerous British military stations throughout India over the years, from Dalhousie, to Poona, Jabalpur, to Darjeeling, and last Pachmarhi.

Returning to London England after World War II she spoke of the bombed-out buildings and destruction from war and how senseless it seemed. They settled in Blackpool and Nelson when she started taking lessons from Mormon missionaries from Utah. She was baptized in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints and soon followed her sister on a journey to America.

She crosses from England by ocean liner in third class arriving in New York City, taking a bus to Salt Lake City, Utah with little money or belongings. She reminisced of kind passengers who insisted on helping her with lunch and how amazing American was. She knew little about where she was heading or what was there, in her mind everyone in America lived in mansions you would see in old Hollywood movies. It was a rude awakening to find their small, cramped basement apartment in the city would have to do.

A blind date lands her soulmate and on July 15, 1955, she married Bud Ricketts in the Manti Temple. She had an incredible 53 years together that took them from Salt Lake City, Utah to Boise, Idaho back to Taylorsville, Utah, to St George, Utah and finally back to Taylorsville Utah.

Enid was a hard worker, running printing presses and printing machines for years while always supporting her husband and family. There were never any fights, never any raised voices, just a happy home. She loved reading, her church and local ward, she loved traveling, the occasional nickel machines in Las Vegas, California, Mexico, Canada, Alaska the Pacific Northwest, as well as return trips to England and Scotland. She had her hand in many hobbies and crafts but was always busy around the house.

Enid is survived by her three sons, David (Lisa) Ricketts, Kyle (Michelle) Ricketts, Chet (Shane) Ricketts, sisters Ellen (Mary) Kyle and Marilyn (George) Kyle-Lawrie, 11 grandchildren and 16 great grandchildren. Preceded in death by her loving soulmate and husband Bud Ricketts, daughter Michelle (Terry) Mackay, mother Ellen Christie Kyle, sister Jean Kyle-Reeder, brother, Richard Kyle, brother William Kyle, grandson Elisha Ricketts.

A viewing will be held Monday August 1, 2022 from 10:00-10:45 a.m.. at McDougal Funeral Home, 4330 South Redwood Road Taylorsville, Utah followed directly by a small service at 11:00 a.m.. Interment will be at Valley View Memorial Park, 4400 West 4100 South following the services at 12:30 p.m. with a small family service, and yes, bagpipes included.

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Monday, August 1, 2022

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Monday, August 1, 2022

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Monday, August 1, 2022

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4335 W 4100 S, West Valley City, UT 84120

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