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Lindy Rickert

Dallas, Oregon

July 7, 2024

Lindy Rickert Obituary

Lindy Lynn Rickert, of Dallas, OR passed away on Sunday, July 7th, following her battle with cancer. Lindy was born on January 29th, 1979, in Corvallis, OR, the daughter of John and Donna Graham. She spent her childhood in Waldport, OR until her family relocated to Dallas in 1988. Lindy attended LaCreole Junior High School and graduated from Dallas High School in 1997, where she was well-known for her magnetic personality and her involvement in various team sports such as softball and volleyball. During her youth in Dallas, Lindy made many exceptional and lasting friendships that only strengthened with time. Following graduation from DHS, Lindy attended Arizona State University, earning a Bachelor’s Degree in Journalism in 2001. While at ASU, she took the opportunity to study abroad in London for one year.

Lindy loved to travel the world, and her adventures included Central and South America, Europe, and Asia. She also loved exploring the Pacific Northwest, including countless trips to the Oregon Coast and camping with friends on the Metolius river in Central Oregon and Flathead Lake, Montana. Lindy loved to swim in the sparkling waters of high mountain lakes and streams, which she made an annual tradition with her friends and family.

In 2007, Lindy pursued the opportunity of a lifetime. While living in Portland, OR, she applied for and was awarded the Marketing Director position at R. J. Young, a Digital Production and IT services company located in Nashville, TN. Lindy’s confidence, down-to-earth “people skills”, and unparalleled marketing skills made her a huge success in her new role. Lindy loved Tennessee and Tennessee loved Lindy, which was no surprise to anyone! This was a truly magical turning point in her life as it was also where she reconnected with lifelong friend, Carter Rickert from Dallas, as he was based at Fort Campbell, KY. 101st Airborne division at that time. After spending a truly wonderful chapter together in Tennessee, the two soulmates were married July 17, 2010, at Suttle Lake, OR.

In 2013, Lindy and Carter decided to move back home to Oregon to be close to family and to start one of their own. Moving back to the Rickert family farm opened a door to a new opportunity and dream— to start their own business, a cidery. This chapter led to a new career path for both of them, and most importantly, a beautiful family of four. On Lindy’s birthday, January 29th, in 2014, their daughter, Piper Rose Rickert, was born. The following year, on March 12th, 2015, Lindy and Carter welcomed their son, Colton Carter Rickert. Piper and Colton were the center of Lindy’s world, and she always considered them her greatest accomplishment.

In 2016 Lindy and Carter’s dream came to fruition; The Salt Creek Cider House was legally formed and began producing best-in-class local ciders of many varieties. A year later, the cidery was unveiled for an epic “sneak peak” to the public during the 2017 Solar Eclipse, which was truly an unforgettable event, welcoming guests from around the world. The Salt Creek Cider House was officially open to the public in 2019— a huge accomplishment for Lindy and Carter. Lindy’s vision and dream came to life with the cidery, which is evident in the beautifully restored barn, local artwork, and outdoor country setting. Welcoming guests and hosting events of all kinds was truly her pride and joy, a family legacy that she instilled and upheld.

Lindy described herself as a collector of people. She loved people and always brought the best out in everyone she met. She loved music— including country, folk, blues and gospel. She also adored animals of all kinds, from dogs and cats to chickens and ducks. (to the point where her friends nicknamed their home “the funny farm”) Lindy was also a “foodie” and loved to cook. Her greatest love, however, was her children; she loved Piper and Colton so deeply and with all of her heart. Lindy was 100% devoted to her family.


Lindy is survived by her husband, Carter, daughter and son, Piper and Colton, mother, Donna Graham, sisters, Brenda Hess and Candace Taylor, nieces Kassie & Christy Taylor, nephews Luke, Owen, Eli and Thomas Hess, father and mother-in-law Wayne and Janet Rickert, sister-in-law, Leah Rickert, and brothers in law, John Hess and Scott Taylor. She was preceded in death by her father, John Graham.


Lindy will be laid to rest at Salt Creek Cemetery in a private family ceremony prior to her public celebration of life and love, which will be held Saturday July 20th from 2pm- 5pm at Salt Creek Cider House (14500 Salt Creek Road, Dallas OR). Memorial contributions, in lieu of flowers, may be made to Faith Christian School in Lindy’s memory. Stein@faithchristian.school To leave an online condolence or share a memory with the family, please use the following link: www.BollmansTributeCenter.com

To share a memory or send a condolence gift, please visit the Official Obituary of Lindy Rickert hosted by Bollman Funeral Home .

Lindy Lynn Rickert, of Dallas, OR passed away on Sunday, July 7th, following her battle with cancer. Lindy was born on January 29th, 1979, in Corvallis, OR, the daughter of John and Donna Graham. She spent her childhood in Waldport, OR until her family relocated to Dallas in 1988. Lindy attended LaCreole Junior High School and graduated from Dallas High School in 1997, where she was well-known for her magnetic personality and her involvement in various team sports such as softball and volleyball. During her youth in Dallas, Lindy made many exceptional and lasting friendships that only strengthened with time. Following graduation from DHS, Lindy attended Arizona State University, earning a Bachelor’s Degree in Journalism in 2001. While at ASU, she took the opportunity to study abroad in London for one year.

Lindy loved to travel the world, and her adventures included Central and South America, Europe, and Asia. She also loved exploring the Pacific Northwest, including countless trips to the Oregon Coast and camping with friends on the Metolius river in Central Oregon and Flathead Lake, Montana. Lindy loved to swim in the sparkling waters of high mountain lakes and streams, which she made an annual tradition with her friends and family.

In 2007, Lindy pursued the opportunity of a lifetime. While living in Portland, OR, she applied for and was awarded the Marketing Director position at R. J. Young, a Digital Production and IT services company located in Nashville, TN. Lindy’s confidence, down-to-earth “people skills”, and unparalleled marketing skills made her a huge success in her new role. Lindy loved Tennessee and Tennessee loved Lindy, which was no surprise to anyone! This was a truly magical turning point in her life as it was also where she reconnected with lifelong friend, Carter Rickert from Dallas, as he was based at Fort Campbell, KY. 101st Airborne division at that time. After spending a truly wonderful chapter together in Tennessee, the two soulmates were married July 17, 2010, at Suttle Lake, OR.

In 2013, Lindy and Carter decided to move back home to Oregon to be close to family and to start one of their own. Moving back to the Rickert family farm opened a door to a new opportunity and dream— to start their own business, a cidery. This chapter led to a new career path for both of them, and most importantly, a beautiful family of four. On Lindy’s birthday, January 29th, in 2014, their daughter, Piper Rose Rickert, was born. The following year, on March 12th, 2015, Lindy and Carter welcomed their son, Colton Carter Rickert. Piper and Colton were the center of Lindy’s world, and she always considered them her greatest accomplishment.

In 2016 Lindy and Carter’s dream came to fruition; The Salt Creek Cider House was legally formed and began producing best-in-class local ciders of many varieties. A year later, the cidery was unveiled for an epic “sneak peak” to the public during the 2017 Solar Eclipse, which was truly an unforgettable event, welcoming guests from around the world. The Salt Creek Cider House was officially open to the public in 2019— a huge accomplishment for Lindy and Carter. Lindy’s vision and dream came to life with the cidery, which is evident in the beautifully restored barn, local artwork, and outdoor country setting. Welcoming guests and hosting events of all kinds was truly her pride and joy, a family legacy that she instilled and upheld.

Lindy described herself as a collector of people. She loved people and always brought the best out in everyone she met. She loved music— including country, folk, blues and gospel. She also adored animals of all kinds, from dogs and cats to chickens and ducks. (to the point where her friends nicknamed their home “the funny farm”) Lindy was also a “foodie” and loved to cook. Her greatest love, however, was her children; she loved Piper and Colton so deeply and with all of her heart. Lindy was 100% devoted to her family.


Lindy is survived by her husband, Carter, daughter and son, Piper and Colton, mother, Donna Graham, sisters, Brenda Hess and Candace Taylor, nieces Kassie & Christy Taylor, nephews Luke, Owen, Eli and Thomas Hess, father and mother-in-law Wayne and Janet Rickert, sister-in-law, Leah Rickert, and brothers in law, John Hess and Scott Taylor. She was preceded in death by her father, John Graham.


Lindy will be laid to rest at Salt Creek Cemetery in a private family ceremony prior to her public celebration of life and love, which will be held Saturday July 20th from 2pm- 5pm at Salt Creek Cider House (14500 Salt Creek Road, Dallas OR). Memorial contributions, in lieu of flowers, may be made to Faith Christian School in Lindy’s memory. Stein@faithchristian.school To leave an online condolence or share a memory with the family, please use the following link: www.BollmansTributeCenter.com

To share a memory or send a condolence gift, please visit the Official Obituary of Lindy Rickert hosted by Bollman Funeral Home .

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