Dr. Beth Ricks

Obituary of Dr. Beth R. Ricks

Dr. Beth R. Ricks of Davenport, Florida passed away on Wednesday, May 17, 2023. She was 63 years old. She was born on Tuesday, August 25, 1959, in Spangler, Pennsylvania to Hugh and Lois White Farrell. Beth grew up in Pennsylvania and in 1977 she moved to Florida to attend Southeastern University in Lakeland. She continued to live in the Lakeland area for the next 30 years and moved to Davenport, Florida 10 years ago.

Beth had worked most of her career with the Polk County School District and she retired as an assistant principal from Ridgeview Global Studies Academy in Davenport. She was very proud to be a Christian woman who loved animals and was involved in several animal rescues.

She was predeceased by her parents, Hugh and Lois, as well as her husband, Ralph Ricks. Beth is survived by her daughter, Whitney Joy Mills of Davenport; brother, Joe Farrell of Florida; sister, Laurie Flick of Pennsylvania and her loving pup, Gracie Mae. 

Memorial donations may be made to: Tracy’s Paws Donate | TracysPawsRescue or Hope for Paws Hope For Paws - Donation.


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Celebration of Life Services

10:00 am
Saturday, June 3, 2023
Ridgeview Global Studies Academy
1000 Dunson Road
Davenport, Florida, United States
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