ForeverMissed
This memorial website was created in memory of our loved one, Rise Duckworth, 73 years old, born on March 21, 1947, and passed away on February 23, 2021. We will remember her forever.
Posted by Kim Holden on March 23, 2021
I had the honor of meeting Rise when Tesa and I use to hang out in our Jr. year of high school.  Such a fun, lively, vibrant, loving lady! She use to make us laugh to no end. I only knew her a short time before I moved away but she left a lasting impression on me. Forever in our hearts. Love and prayers to all the family. Love Kim
Posted by Harriett Dickson on February 28, 2021
The Day of the Caesar.  I met Rise through Bev and Troy and "The Girls". I had made a trip to Portland and it was a long trip so by the time I hit the house I was hungry and thirsty.  Bev made me a BLT and I suggested that I make the cocktails - as it was past 12 o'clock somewhere. Caesars in fact was the name of said drink. Well Rise had never heard of a Caesar made "Canadian Style"  Needless to say Rise and grandma and of course the rest of the troup had an amazing rest of the day.  Rise it was amazing meeting and everytime we texted all she talked about was how I introduced her to Canadian Caesars. We had the best weekend and everytime I met her (And I tried to make the trip when she was there) we raised our glass. Rise girl--I now raise my glass to you and miss you. You will certainly introduce this Canadian drink to all the angels you meet girl. 
Posted by Whitney Mallard on February 27, 2021
Sweet, sweet, feisty, lovable, Rise....I was fortunate enough to meet Rise and the other girls through Bev many years ago. Even with their many years of friendship and memories they welcomed me the “newbie” with open arms. There was always something magnetic about Rise. Maybe it’s because I always just felt so good and happy just being in her presence. The laughs and stories were endless....I mean the good laughs. The ones that make your stomach and face hurt. We went on a girls weekend to Palm Desert one year and she would gather us for these story telling times by yelling through the house...” get up bitches! I got stories to tell” and we would all go and listen and laugh hysterically.
We all lost someone so special to us, each in our own ways. Heaven gained a true angel. And I truly believe she will make it known that she is watching down on us all...most likely in a funny feisty way. Love you always Rise. ❤️Newbie

I am also going to add a picture from my last visit with her that encapsulates our visits perfectly!

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Posted by Kim Holden on March 23, 2021
I had the honor of meeting Rise when Tesa and I use to hang out in our Jr. year of high school.  Such a fun, lively, vibrant, loving lady! She use to make us laugh to no end. I only knew her a short time before I moved away but she left a lasting impression on me. Forever in our hearts. Love and prayers to all the family. Love Kim
Posted by Harriett Dickson on February 28, 2021
The Day of the Caesar.  I met Rise through Bev and Troy and "The Girls". I had made a trip to Portland and it was a long trip so by the time I hit the house I was hungry and thirsty.  Bev made me a BLT and I suggested that I make the cocktails - as it was past 12 o'clock somewhere. Caesars in fact was the name of said drink. Well Rise had never heard of a Caesar made "Canadian Style"  Needless to say Rise and grandma and of course the rest of the troup had an amazing rest of the day.  Rise it was amazing meeting and everytime we texted all she talked about was how I introduced her to Canadian Caesars. We had the best weekend and everytime I met her (And I tried to make the trip when she was there) we raised our glass. Rise girl--I now raise my glass to you and miss you. You will certainly introduce this Canadian drink to all the angels you meet girl. 
Posted by Whitney Mallard on February 27, 2021
Sweet, sweet, feisty, lovable, Rise....I was fortunate enough to meet Rise and the other girls through Bev many years ago. Even with their many years of friendship and memories they welcomed me the “newbie” with open arms. There was always something magnetic about Rise. Maybe it’s because I always just felt so good and happy just being in her presence. The laughs and stories were endless....I mean the good laughs. The ones that make your stomach and face hurt. We went on a girls weekend to Palm Desert one year and she would gather us for these story telling times by yelling through the house...” get up bitches! I got stories to tell” and we would all go and listen and laugh hysterically.
We all lost someone so special to us, each in our own ways. Heaven gained a true angel. And I truly believe she will make it known that she is watching down on us all...most likely in a funny feisty way. Love you always Rise. ❤️Newbie

I am also going to add a picture from my last visit with her that encapsulates our visits perfectly!
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Her Life Story

My mother was born at the Queen of Angels Hospital in Los Angeles on March 21, 1947.  She had one older sister, Dianne, who was four years older than her and both parents her father, Irving Novak and her mother, Joyce (Hoggan) Novak.  She grew up in West Los Angeles very close to what is now today called Culver City.  She was always up to mischief from the time she was born.  She would throw her lunch down the toilet, hide dishes under her bed, lose her glasses and more.  She was wicked smart.  She could read a book a day.  She always wanted to be a psychologist.  She would give the best advise to anyone.  She met my father, Terry Duckworth, in high school in 9th grade and got pregnant at 18 (1965) and shortly after than had my brother, Michael, at 19 (1966).  She was married for a short amount of time till she was 21 .  Then she met Tim in 1973 and they have been together ever since (minus a few years here or there).  A true love that lasted about 48 years.  My mom loved to live on the wild side of life.  Lived every day like there is no tomorrow.  She was the most positive person you will ever meet and people felt so lucky to have her in their lives.   I know I was honored to be her daughter.  She will be truly missed, but never forgotten.  She's up there in heaven seeing the people she loved and making new friends.
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Her Celebration of Life 3/21/2021

Shared by Terise Vick on March 22, 2021
We decided to celebrate her life on her Birthday and had just family there because of COVID.  Her son Michael, Gale his wife, their four kids (Lindsea, Katy, Alan and Nathan), my husband, Brad, my daughter, Kaley, her sister Dianne and her son Alex and Tim her companion of 48 years.  It was a beautiful day.  It was at Tim's house.  We planted a willow tree.  We had food from her favorite deli, Katella Deli and Timmy got a cake that said "Happy Birthday Rise and Brad" and they crossed out my husbands name since it was always all about her on her birthday.  We went through pictures and there were boxes of photos.  It was just perfect.

"Bad Brad"

Shared by Terise Vick on February 27, 2021
My mother would give people nicknames.  My husband, Brad, was playing cards at a casino and I walked up and he had a lot of chips from his winnings and I look over and there is a man in a wheelchair and he didn't have a lot of chips left.  I called my mom that evening and told her and she said "Oh that Bad Brad" and from then on that name just stuck and she called him Bad Brad ever since.

Our best buddy

Shared by Zoey Dickson on February 26, 2021
I feel incredibly blessed to have known someone with such a kind soul and a truly beautiful heart. Rise, you brought so much joy and love into our lives and I will forever be grateful for the friendship you gave to our whole family.

I was too young to remember when we met. To me, Rise was family for as long as I can recall. The annual girls visits with my mom became a part of our routine that I looked forward to every year because it was always a week full of constant laughter, fun, and warmth. I have always admired the friendship my mom shared with Rise, it was so loyal and it taught me what true friendship should look like and I am forever thankful for that gift.

I don’t know what the world looks like without Rise in it, without her feisty energy, her adorable personality, her friendship..I do know, however, that heaven gained the sweetest, most beautiful angel.. One who will always be missed and never ever be forgotten.
We miss you so much, Rise, and love you endlessly.

-Your little buddy, Zoey.