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Ricki Flohr Walterscheid

Posted 3/28/24

Ricki Flohr Walterscheid passed peacefully surrounded by her family March 21, 2024, in Purcell at the age of 45 years 2 months 13 days. Her Celebration of Life is scheduled for 1 p.m. Thursday, March …

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Ricki Flohr Walterscheid


Ricki Flohr Walterscheid passed peacefully surrounded by her family March 21, 2024, in Purcell at the age of 45 years 2 months 13 days. Her Celebration of Life is scheduled for 1 p.m. Thursday, March 28, 2024, at the Wadley’s Funeral Chapel, entrusted to the care of Wadley’s Funeral Service.

Ricki was born January 8, 1979, in Denton, Texas, where she spent the first few years of her life. She, along with her mother, Sue, her dad, Don, and her granny, Joyce, relocated in 1986 to the Reintree Ranch in Ada, Oklahoma.  It was there amongst the embrace of nature that she learned to ride and show horses under the guidance of her beloved dad.

Ricki’s love for travel and adventure was cultivated by her mom and granny, going to Biloxi Beach often as well as to Louisiana. Ricki attended Lexington School where her mother teaches and Ada High School where she graduated with distinction in 1997. Her passion for basketball and remarkable intelligence led her to excel as a two-time state champion and earn a basketball scholarship.

Embracing academia, she pursued Psychology at Oklahoma Christian before earning her Juris Doctorate from the esteemed University of Oklahoma School of Law.  Ricki was a warrior for justice, spending 20 years as a criminal defense attorney working in the General Appeals Division of the Oklahoma Indigent Defense System.

In January of 2018, she met a woman, and both of their lives were forever changed. On 1-11-22, amidst the serene shores of South Padre Island, Texas, Ricki exchanged vows with Valarie Ann Lambert, embarking on a shared journey as the LambScheids. Their relationship started with adventure as the theme, and it blossomed through those adventures - from tranquil moments camping by the lake to epic road trips all over the country- embodying love and partnership. They found great peace and joy on their outdoor adventures hiking or fishing and kayaking at Lake Arbuckle and Lake Sardis, their second home. She and her wife shared a love for water, mountains, and a zest for life. They enjoyed an occasional casino trip together and with their folks.

Ricki enjoyed dancing and had a deep love for music, attending many concerts. She had a vibrant spirit. She cherished family gatherings; especially relishing moments spent with her grandsons. An ardent nature lover, she found solace in tending a garden during the pandemic with her wife. They spent many hours seeking tranquility in the beauty of their backyard, having a fire and watching the moonrise, and on the front porch watching the sunset. Ricki enjoyed reading and would research everything, before purchasing anything. She lived life to the fullest. To Ricki, life was a grand adventure.

Ricki was preceded in death by her father, Richard (Ricky) Walterscheid; her grandfather, Norbert Walterscheid; her granny, Joyce Stulz; and her aunt and uncle, Karen and Darrell Cash.

Survivors include her wife, Valarie Lambert; her mother, Sue (Stulz) Flohr; her dad, Don Flohr; her grandmother, Mary Ann Walterscheid; her daughters, Natalee Heald and Brittanie Anderson, as well as Natalee’s husband Adam; her grandsons, Grizzlie Clark and Orion Heald and was anticipating the arrival of their first granddaughter, Gwendolyn Heald; her aunts, Terri Luke and husband, Melvin, Susan Flusche and husband, Neal, and Sandra Reeves and husband, Kevin; and numerous other relatives, friends, and loved ones.

Let us remember not only the achievements Ricki amassed but also the joy she brought into each life she touched. May her legacy endure through memories of  laughter and love intertwined with the echoes of her adventurous spirit that touched us all.

Memorial contributions may be made in honor of Ricki to: Susan G. Komen Foundation - Komen.org - (877) GoKomen.