Memorial services for Patricia Lynn King Rider, 59, of Chickasha, will be held at 10:30 a.m., Thursday, August 16, 2012 in the Ferguson Funeral Home Chapel, with Dr. Rockford Johnson officiating.

Patricia “Tricia” Lynn Rider was born August 17, 1952, in Ardmore, Oklahoma, the daughter of Elbert King and Dorothy (Oldham) King.  She died August 12, 2012, in Chickasha.

Tricia married Daniel Burl Rider in 1983.  They resided in Chickasha.

Tricia graduated from Ardmore High School in 1970.  She received a Political Science degree from Southwestern Oklahoma State University in 1974.  She earned a Juris Doctorate from the University of Oklahoma in 1978.  She practiced law in Chickasha from 1978 until 2004.  She was the first female attorney to establish a law practice in Chickasha.   She served as the municipal judge for the City of Chickasha for thirty years.  She also served as the municipal judge for Ninnekah, Amber, Tuttle and Washington.  She practiced law using her professional name, Tricia Dickson.

She was a member of the Oklahoma and Grady County Bar Association, the Oklahoma Municipal League, the Oklahoma Municipal Judge’s Association.  She volunteered for the Women’s Services and Family Resource Center, actively participated in Altrusa Club events and loved to scrapbook.

She was preceded in death by her father, Elbert King and brother, Michael King.

She is survived by her husband, Dan Rider; children Eric Dickson and wife Beth Ellis Dickson, Blaine Rider and wife Kendra Rider, Ross Rider, Nicholas Rider and wife Holly Rider; mother Dorothy King; sister Beverly Rains and husband Stuart Rains, sister Linda McCormick and husband Ron McCormick; grandchildren Colin Dickson, Joshua Dickson and Gwendolyn Rider and many nieces and nephews.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Altrusa Club of Chickasha, P. O. Box 732, Chickasha, OK 73023.

Services and cremation arrangements are under the direction of Ferguson Funeral Home.

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