Sandra Diane Rickert was born to the Harry Alvin Rickert and Vera Maxine Nichol Rickert on June 7th, 1944, in Portland, OR. She spent her entire life in the Corbett Community of east Multnomah County and where she graduated from Corbett HS in 1962. While attending Corbett schools she won numerous awards for sewing, modeling, and 4H livestock raising.
Sandra was married to Lee Roy Redfern on February 14th, 1964, and soon settled on family land on Larch Mountain. She gave birth to 2 sons, Todd Deforest Redfern in 1968 and Torey Lee Redfern in 1972. While raising her 2 boys she took up employment in the local community at Crown Point Gift shop and soon after moving to Multnomah Falls Lodge and Giftshop where she retired in 2006 after nearly 30 years.
On July 30th, 2001, she married Steven Gedde and planed her life of retirement traveling and enjoying the sights and sounds of her beloved country. Long stays in Alaska, Yellowstone, Arizona, taking many pictures and enjoying the beauty were her fondest memories. She enjoyed hunting, fishing, camping, playing cards with her grandchildren, and gardening while at home. She spent time enjoying the outdoors whenever her and Steve could find the time. Trout fishing at Twin Lakes, WA, bass fishing on the John Day River, Salmon at the confluence of the Cowlitz and Columbia rivers near Kelso, WA were more of her favorite spots.
Sandra was proceeded in death by her husband Steven Gedde, 2018 and her brother Bobby Rickert, in 2021. She is survived by her sons Todd Redfern, Torey and his wife Jenne Redfern, Grandchildren Tasja, Wyatt, Emmett, Phoebe, Charis, Emma, Avery, Zeke, Molly, Lottie, Max, Charlie, Eloise, Joseph and great grandchildren, Titus, Kolton, Jayden, and Brooklyn. Additionally, Stepdaughters Laura Cliffton and her husband John, Beth Powers and grandchildren Amber, Donovan, Porter, Adriane, Logan, Brayden, and Nolan.
Carol Rose saysMarch 3, 2022 at 3:34 pm
Sandra was such a nice person. My deepest sympathy to her family.
I went to school at CHS and then Sandra and I worked at Oregon Auto Insurance long before kids. She was just a talented sweet person.
Briana Marcan saysMarch 11, 2022 at 9:42 am
I had the pleasure of taking care of Sandy in her last few years of life. As I got to know her, she became my Meemaw shortly! Meemaw made everyday a lot better. She and I would always team up against my mother, Cornelia. I will miss singing you are my sunshine with her, and mostly I will miss seeing her everyday. Meemaw you were truly apart of my family, I will never forget you, and I can’t wait till I see you again up in heaven! Condolences to all of her family.