Shores- Ursula Rickman, co-owner and bookseller of the Island
Bookstores on the Outer Banks of North Carolina, has died at the age of
76. Generations of visitors as well as locals have become enthusiastic
readers due to her passion and discerning care in selecting
and recommending the right book for everyone.
was born in Rochelle, Illinois, to Ruth and Paul Vogeler. She attended
Morris Community High School in Morris, Illinois, and graduated from
Coe College in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. After teaching elementary school
near Rockford, Illinois, she moved to Chicago, where she worked as a
bookseller and librarian. Here, she met her husband Bill, and together
they raised four children in Evanston, Illinois.
survived by her husband William, her sister Nancy; four children:
Stefan, Michael, Erika, and Gretchen; her daughter- and sons-in-law:
Natalie, Jason, and Rob; and seven grandchildren: Markus, Tobias, Lars,
Brita, Hans-Karl, Leif, and Gustav.
Service will be held at All Saints' Episcopal Church in Southern Shores on Tuesday, 29 March at Noon.
Memorials welcome to Defenders of Wildlife (defenders.org) and the All Saints' Music Enhancement Project.
to the family may be expressed via the online register at
www.gallopfuneralservices.com. Gallop Funeral Services, Inc. was
entrusted with arrangements.