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Allen Mathew  Rickman

Allen Mathew Rickman

Male 1956 - 2011  (54 years)

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  • Name Allen Mathew Rickman 
    Born 15 Aug 1956  Brady, McCulloch County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    • Date/location are from Texas Birth Index; confirmed further by Social Security Death Index; U.S. Public Records Index, Volume 1 and United States Obituary Collection
    Gender Male 
    Sports Texas Longhorns - A prized recruit for the University of Texas, he ended his college career with the undefeated 1977 Longhorns. 
    Social Security Data Allen Matthew Rickman; Last residence: Kyle, Hays, Texas; Born 15 Aug 1956; 12 Mar 2011; Issued Texas (1969) 
    Died 12 Mar 2011  Kyle, Hays County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 4
    • Date/location are from Social Security Death Index and United States Obituary Collection
    • OBITUARY:
      Allen Mathew Rickman Aug. 15, 1956 - March 12, 2011 Allen Mathew Rickman was born in Brady, Texas, on August 15, 1956, to Dorothy and Bobby Rickman. Growing up in San Antonio, he graduated in 1974 from Churchill High School, earning first team All State honors in football. A prized recruit for the University of Texas, he ended his college career with the undefeated 1977 Longhorns. In 1978, Allen married Lee Chetter. He was devoted to her for 33 wonderful years. They had three children: Kelly, Chris, and Cole. Everything Allen did was for Lee and the kids. Allen and Lee cheered them on at countless games, band competitions, and theatrical productions. Family vacations to Ruidoso, New Mexico, Rocky Mountain National Park, and the Grand Canyon will long be remembered. Battling early onset of Alzheimer's to the end, Allen passed away at home in Kyle, Texas, on March 12, 2011. Left to cherish his memory are his wife, Lee, daughter Kelly, son Chris and his fiancÚ, Amanda Simon, and son Cole. Also surviving Allen are his father, Bobby Rickman, of Brady; brother, Robert Rickman; sister-in-law, Karen Rickman; nieces Megan and Kaitlin Rickman and nephew Todd Rickman, of San Antonio; father- and mother-in-law Dick and Fran Chetter, of Canyon Lake; and brother-in-law Ric Chetter, of Memphis, Tennessee; and many aunts, uncles, and cousins. His mother, Dorothy (Dot) Rickman, and nephew, Brady Rickman, passed away before him. The family would like to thank: his mother-in-law, Fran, caregiver and companion; Steve Hitzfeld and J. D. McDonald of Stone Solutions; friends Cherie and Rusty Haggard; John Diaz, caretaker; and the wonderful staff of Harbor Hospice. A celebration of Allen's life will be held at 2 p.m., March 24, 2011, at Camp Lucy in Dripping Springs.
      Published in Austin American-Statesman on March 20, 2011
    • OBITUARY:
      Fighting the early onset of Alzheimer's - just as he fought as a Texas Longhorn defensive tackle - the man we knew and loved has finally walked off the field of life. A roar from the crowd can almost be heard for this valiant warrior, who for six years battled his toughest foe - the disease that takes a loved one away, one memory at a time. We wish he could be here one more day, for one more standing ovation for his efforts. Now gone is Allen Rickman.
      Allen Mathew Rickman was born in Brady, Texas, on August 15, 1956, the second son of Dorothy and Bobby Rickman. Although the family moved to San Antonio when Allen was three, he returned to Brady often in later years with family and friends to enjoy hunting, fishing, and the great outdoors, which he loved so much. In San Antonio, he graduated from Churchill High School in 1974, earning first team All State honors in football. Allen was the first player from Churchill to achieve this honor. As a prized recruit for the University of Texas, he started for the Longhorns as a sophomore, an amazing feat. Allen went on to play in the Gator Bowl, the Bluebonnet Bowl, and finally, after his team's undefeated 1977 season, the Cotton Bowl.
      In 1978, Allen married his high school sweetheart, Lee Chetter. He devoted himself to her and would for the rest of their wonderful 33 years together. They were blessed with three children: Kelly, Chris, and Cole. Everything Allen did was for Lee and the kids. Allen and Lee cheered them on at countless football, baseball, basketball, and soccer games, track meets, band concerts, UIL competitions, and theatrical productions. He taught them to put family first, be hard-working, responsible, and fun-loving, and of course, to enjoy the great outdoors. Family vacations to Ruidoso, New Mexico, Rocky Mountain National Park in Colorado, and the Grand Canyon will long be remembered.
      Battling Alzheimer's to the end, Allen died at the family home in Kyle, Texas, on March 12, 2011. Left to cherish his memory are his wife, Lee, daughter Kelly, son Chris and his fiancÚ, Amanda Simon, and son Cole. Also surviving Allen are his father, Bobby Rickman, of Brady; brother, Robert Rickman; sister-in-law, Karen Rickman; nieces Megan and Kaitlin Rickman and nephew Todd Rickman, of San Antonio; father- and mother-in-law Dick and Fran Chetter, of Canyon Lake; brother-in-law Ric Chetter, of Memphis, Tennessee; aunts Melba Hemphill and Patty Rickman, of San Antonio; and cousins Derinda Mundell, of San Antonio, and Dee Rickman, of Austin. His mother, Dorothy (Dot) Rickman, and nephew, Brady Rickman, passed away before him.
      A celebration of Allen's life will be held at 2 p.m., March 24, 2011, at Camp Lucy in Dripping Springs, Texas (www.camplucy.com). The family would like to thank, first and foremost, his mother-in-law, Fran, who spent years as caregiver and companion on a daily basis as he battled the disease. Also, Steve Hitzfeld and J. D. McDonald of Stone Solutions, who contributed so unselfishly as Alzheimer?s eroded opportunities for Allen to contribute to the job he loved.
      Also, good friends Cherie and Rusty Haggard, for their love, support, and friendship, especially in the final trying months, weeks, and days. Also, John Diaz, Allen's caretaker in his final days. Finally, to the wonderful staff of Harbor Hospice for their loving care as his life ebbed away. Those interested are encouraged to make a donation to Harbor Hospice or the charity of their choice.
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    Person ID P11249  Curbow Montoya Family | Ham Family Branch
    Last Modified 16 Jun 2012 

    Father B.G. Rickman 
    Mother Dorothy Nell Adams,   b. 7 Mar 1931, Meridian, Bosque County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Jul 1996, Brady, McCulloch County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 65 years) 
    Family ID F2755  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family L.L. Chetter 
    Children 
     1. K.L. Rickman
     2. C.A. Rickman
     3. N.T. Rickman
    Last Modified 16 Jun 2012 19:58:10 
    Family ID F2759  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 15 Aug 1956 - Brady, McCulloch County, Texas Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 12 Mar 2011 - Kyle, Hays County, Texas Link to Google Earth
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    Allen Mathew Rickman

  • Sources 
    1. [S2628438837] Texas Birth Index, 1903-1997, Ancestry.com, (Original data - Texas. Texas Birth Index, 1903-1997. Texas: Texas Department of State Health Services. Microfiche.Original data: Texas. Texas Birth Index, 1903-1997. Texas: Texas Depa).
      Allen Matthew Rickman; 15 Aug 1956; Male; McCulloch; Father: Bobby Gene Rickman; Mother: Dorothy Nell Adams; Roll No. 1956_0013

    2. [S2159750128] U.S. Public Records Index, Volume 1, Ancestry.com, (Online publication - Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2010.Original data - Merlin Data Publishing Corporation, comp. Voter Registration Lists, Public Record Filings, Historical Residential Records, and Other Household Database Listings. Merli).

    3. [S2624729542] Social Security Death Index, (Social Security Administration. Social Security Death Index, Master File. Social Security Administration.Original data: Social Security Administration. Social Security), Source Citation: ; Issue State: Texas; Issue Date: 1969.

    4. [S2643429799] United States Obituary Collection, (Original data - See newspaper information provided with each entry.), Source Citation: Newspaper: Austin American-Statesman; Publication Date: 25 Mar 2011; Publication Place: Austin, TX, USA.