Mackenzi Jaede Rickman, “Kenzi”, a vibrant spirited young soul, left us September 4, 2023, at the tender age of 16. She was born January 14, 2007, in Casper, Wyoming. She brought joy and laughter to the lives of all those who had the privilege of knowing her. Kenzie’s unexpected departure has left her family and friends devastated, yet their hearts are filled with cherished memories of a remarkable young woman.
Kenzi attended Poison Spider School and was currently a sophomore at Kelly Walsh High School. She approached her education with enthusiasm and curiosity. Kenzi was especially excited about her photography class. She discovered a passion for capturing beautiful moments through the lens of a camera and expressing herself through artistic compositions, evident to all who saw her work.
Described as loud and spunky, Kenzi possessed an infectious energy that was impossible to ignore. She was known for her boisterous laughter and the ability to light up any room. Despite her vibrant demeanor, Kenzi had a heart so enormous that it overflowed with kindness and compassion towards others.
Outside of school, Kenzi found joy in pursuing many hobbies and interests. Skateboarding held a special place in her heart. Additionally, Kenzi loved spending time with her cherished sister, Madason. Their bond was unbreakable – they shared secrets, dreams, and countless giggles with their unique sisterhood.
Furthermore, Marcus held a special place in Kenzi’s heart as her loving boyfriend of 2 years. Their inseparable connection symbolized the depth of their relationship and their dedication to supporting one another through thick and thin.
Among Kenzi’s greatest accomplishments was being an incredible big sister. As the second oldest child born into a family of seven children, she embraced her role with love and devotion. Kenzi demonstrated unwavering support, guidance, and protection towards her siblings, ensuring that their bond would remain unbreakable.
Kenzi’s warm and caring nature extended beyond her immediate family. She deeply loved her maternal grandma, Kathy Kalten-Bach, who preceded her in death. Kenzi is survived by her mom, Amber, and Stepdad Kirk Dawson; father, Nick Rickman (Vern Engstrom), siblings, Madason Rickman, Ethan Dawson, Bubba Rogalski, Brodie Dawson, Lukas Rogalski and Paxton Dawson; her maternal Grandpa, Ron (Marva) Letellier, Aunt Ronda May, paternal Grandparents, Pam (J) Bunderson. Her three cousins, Tristan, Raven and Rylee May also mourn her loss.
Kenzi’s departure has left an unmeasurable void in the lives of those who loved her. Her infectious laughter will echo in our hearts forevermore. While our grief may feel overwhelming today, let us find solace in celebrating Kenzi’s remarkable life. She will forever be remembered as a beacon of light with unwavering love for her family and friends.
May Mackenzi Jaede Rickman rest peacefully knowing that she touched every heart she encountered during her brief yet impactful time on earth.