Frederica Flach Murphey
May 1, 1952-April 28, 2018
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Pleasanton, CA – Rickie Flach Murphey, 65, died Saturday, April 28, 2018 at her home surrounded by her loving family due to complications from lung cancer. She was the wife of Thomas J. Murphey formerly of Elmira, NY. Born in New York City, NY she was the daughter of the late Patricia Kane Flach and Frederic Francis Flach, M.D. Rickie attended the Convent of the Sacred Heart in New York City and spent her childhood summers in East Hampton, Long Island, New York. She attended the University of the State of New York and graduated with an AAS in Nursing of which she was very proud. Her specialty was outpatient psychiatry. In 1990 she wrote a book titled Rickie with her father and subsequently lectured extensively about psychiatry and mental illness. She practiced in New Jersey before relocating to California. She loved traveling with her husband Tom in their RV, riding her horse Harry at Reins in Motion and spending time with her grandchildren. She was the loving mother of Brian Christopher Hartman of Pleasanton, CA, Erica Anne Hazen of Dublin, CA and Heather Kristen Hartman-Pratt of Hayward, CA. and the dear grandmother of Dakodah, Lytning, Thunder, and Rayn Hazen and Tyler, Toby, Trevor, and Taylor Pratt.
A memorial service will be held at The Well Church on Friday, May 25 at 11 AM. Relatives and friends are kindly invited to attend. In lieu of flowers donations in Rickie's name can be made to Hope Hospice, 6377 Clark Avenue, Suite 100. Dublin, CA 94568-3024, Reins in Motion Foundation, PO Box 1001, Livermore, CA 94551 or The Well Church, 2333 Nissen Drive, Livermore, CA 94551.