Tahlequah Daily Press

January 15, 2014

Julia Ann Hendrickson-Hicks


PARK HILL — Services for Julia Ann Hicks will be held Thursday, Jan. 16, at 1 p.m., at the Reed-Culver Chapel with Pastor James Ogle officiating. Visitation will be held at Reed-Culver on Wednesday, Jan. 15, 10 a.m. until 6 p.m. Interment will be held in Moodys Cemetery.

Pallbearers for Julia will be Rickey Hicks, Charley Dunn, Clint Ferguson, Jackie Swarer, Kenneth Glenn, Jerry Taylor and Allen Hicks. Honorary pallbearers will be Tyler Hicks, Thomas Taylor and Stewart Taylor.

Julia Ann Hicks was born on June 25, 1928 in the Carter Community, the daughter of John and Nora Lee (York) Hendrickson. She attended school at Carters School near Keys. On Feb. 18, 1947, she married the love of her life, Herman Hicks, and together they raised two sons and one daughter, enjoying life together until Herman passed in 2010.

Julia was a homemaker all of her life. There was nothing more important to her than her husband, children, and grandchildren. She adored them. She kept house, raised beautiful flower and vegetable gardens, canning her own produce for the long winter months. She was an accomplished cook, and you knew you were in for a treat if she made her chicken and dumplings, turkey and dressing, cherry pie, or her biscuits, which have never been duplicated.

She was gifted with a needle and sewed her children’s clothes, quilted, and did beautiful embroidery.

She was quiet and thoughtful. Yet you could get her riled if you played football in the house.

She adored her grandchildren and was so very proud of all their accomplishments. Julia was a Christian by faith and was a member of the Moodys Church of Christ.

The Lord called Julia home from her earthly labor on Monday, Jan. 13 in Tahlequah, with her loved ones gathered by her side. Julia was 85 years old. She will missed by her family and all the friends she made while in Tahlequah.

Julia is preceded in death by her parents; her husband Herman; her son, Eddy Hicks in 1995; three sisters, Lucy Mae Yancy, Myrtle Hayes, and Maudie Aytes; and three brothers, Buster York, Tommy Hendrickson, and Johnny Hendrickson.

Those left to cherish her memory include her daughter and son, Margaret Dunn and husband Charley of Park Hill, and David Hicks and wife Mary of Tahlequah. Her surviving brother is Cooie Hendrickson and wife Mary of Dennison, Texas. Her legacy lives on in her four grandchildren, Lisa Swarer and husband Jackie of Tahlequah, Tina Vernon of Broken Arrow, Rickey Hicks and wife Rita of Tahlequah, and Amanda Taylor and husband Jerry of Tahlequah. She had seven adored great-grandchildren, Clint Ferguson of Oklahoma City, Kesley Vernon of Broken Arrow, Sarah Hicks of Tahlequah, Tyler Hicks of Tahlequah, Jasi Stopp of Tahlequah, Thomas Taylor of Tahlequah, and Stewart Taylor of Tahlequah; as well as many nieces, nephews, cousins and a host of friends and loved ones.

Reed-Culver Funeral Home, 117 W. Delaware, (918) 456-2551.