MILLINOCKET and CRYSTAL – Esther L. Rickards Peavey, 67, died May 15, 2004, at Lincoln. She was born Jan. 17, 1937, in Island Falls, the daughter of Cleave and Louise (Sleeper) Dearborn. She is survived by seven children, David Dearborn of Rolla, Mo., Paula Hartin of Mars Hill, Albert Rickards of Crystal, Lyndon Rickards of Rochester, N.H., Dale Rickards of Gray, Tabby Watt of Cumberland, and Terry Rickards of Boseawen, N.H.; and 12 grandchildren. She was predeceased by her husband, William Albert Rickards; and two sons, Delbert and Jody. A graveside funeral service will be held 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Crystal Cemetery, Crystal. Arrangements by Bowers Funeral Home, Island Falls.