Dorothy “Lee” (Ford) Trickett

Dorothy “Lee” (Ford) Trickett, age 86, of Haymond Road, Grafton, WV, passed away Thursday, June 18, 2020, at the United Hospital Center in Bridgeport, WV.

She was born July 24, 1933 in “Grandfather Ford’s farmhouse in Oak Grove, Grafton, WV.

Her parents were the late Alfred Aaron and Gladys (Sinsel) Ford.


Lee graduated from Grafton High School on May 31, 1951.  On June 15, 1951 she married Walter O. Trickett.  They were married 69 years.

Her hobbies were crocheting and playing the piano.  She had played the piano in various Baptist churches for over 70 years.  She was a member of the Grafton Baptist Church.


In addition to her husband, Walter O. Trickett, she is survived by one son, Thomas “Tom” Trickett (Janet) of Westover; two daughters, Joy Knight (Jim) and Jane Abel (Rich) both of Grafton; four granddaughters, Julie Abel of Grafton, Jamey Knight of Alexandria, VA, Jennifer Densmore (Tim) and their children, Evan and Savannah of Grafton, and Carrie Summers (Michael) and their son, Wyatt; seven grandsons, Scott Trickett (Delia) and their children, Scott, Jr. and Nick of Morgantown, Tommy Trickett (Glenda) of Masontown, PA, Josh Trickett (Sunnie) of Vienna, WV, Ryan Trickett (Rachel ) and their children, Becky, Eric, and Lorelai of Shinnston, Daniel Abel (Tami) and their children Caylee and Jordyn of Flemington, Jon Williams (Amy) and their children, Nicholas, Jody, Jackson and Allison of Westover, Fred Williams (Kelly) and their children Jason, Patrick, and Rocky of Arizona;  her sister, Mary Kathryn Matthews; sister-in-law, Mary L. “Peggy” Ford; and a special niece and nephew, Sondra and Robbie Ford, all of Grafton.


In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by and infant son, James Lee Trickett; her brother, Ronald G. Ford; and brother-in-law, Donal Lee Matthews.


The family will receive friends at the Donald G. Ford Funeral Home in Grafton on Monday, June 22 from 3:00-8:00 p.m. and from 11:00 a.m. until the funeral hour on Tuesday. 

Funeral services will be held at the funeral home on Tuesday, June 23, 2020, at noon, with Pastor Carl Trickett and Pastor Don Harward officiating.

Interment will follow at the WV National Cemetery in Grafton.

In lieu of flowers, the family wishes donations be made to the American Cancer Society. 

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