Thomas Ricks Pickett

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Thomas Ricks Pickett, "The Ice Man," 53, of Strawberry, died on July 21, 2006.

He was born in Mesa on May 21, 1953 to Helen and Herbert Pickett. He was raised in Tempe, and graduated from Tempe High School.

After moving to Payson in 1975, he managed Payson's Country Store before opening Payson Ice and Fuel Company.

He is survived by his daughter, Becky Brown; son, Will Pickett; sisters, Elaine Jones, Diana Smiley and Carol Pickett Moreng; brother, James Pickett; his grandchildren, Austin and Tammy Brown and Caleb and Kylie Pickett; and his friend, Marlene Hartwig.

Mr. Pickett was preceded in death by his parents.

A celebration of Mr. Pickett's life will be held at the Moose Lodge on Highway 260 in Star Valley, on Sunday, Aug. 13 from 2 to 6 p.m.

Donations may be made to Payson Humane Society, 812 S. McLane Road, Payson, AZ 85541.

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