In Loving Memory of Ricky Rodriguez (1975-2005)
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Ricky Rodriguez (1975-2005)

Ricky's Life

The timeline below gives an overview of some events in Ricky's life:

1975

January 25 - Ricky is born on the island of Tenerife in the Canary Islands of Spain

1977

March - Leaves Tenerife with his mother and David Berg. Berg fleeing possible legal charges for scandalous conduct related to FFing. Spends the next several months in Madeira and Estoril, Portugal, and Madrid, Spain.

1978

Lives for short periods in Switzerland and Malta.

1979

Berg and Zerby move to the French Riviera, near Nice. Rick lives in southern France in several different locales until mid-1980.

1980

June - Zerby and Berg move to Cape Town South Africa for six months.

1981

Rick spends a few months in Estoril, Portugal, Sri Lanka, and Singapore before Berg and Zerby settle in Metro Manila, Phillipines.

June 1981 November 1987- Berg and Zerby live in the Metro Manila area five different locations.

1987

November 1987 late 1988 - Zerby and Berg live in the Tokyo Japan area, as well as Tateyama, Chiba prefecture. (HCS. Rick attends HCS.) Short visit to Korea.

1988 - 1993

September 1988 1993 - Zerby and Berg move to the Vancouver area on Canada's west coast. They remain there until mid 1993, when they are forced to flee due to a revived police investigation about their illegal attempts to obtain Canadian passports. During this time Rick visits Family communities in the U.S. and Australia with Steve Kelly.

Undergoes a psychological evaluation with Dr. Lawrence Lilliston to "prove" that childhood abuse had no negative effect on him which is used extensively by The Family.

1993 - 1994

May 1993 mid 1994 - Travels with Berg and Zerby in Europe. Settles in Portugal, near Lisboa.

1995 - 1996

Spent some time in Russia.

1997 - 1999

Spends three years at his mothers secret leadership compound in Portugal.

2000

Decides to leave mother and exit the group. Spends some time in California, Venezuala, England. Decides to temporarily remain in The Family.

2001

January - Officially leaves The Family. Works on fishing boats from Seattle for three months. Marries Elixcia, settles in Tacoma. Works as an electrician.

2004

Early 2004 moves to southern Calif works as electrician.
September - moves to Tucson, AZ. Works as electrician.

2005

January 8 - Ricky kills Angela Smith, a close associate of his mother. Hours later, he takes his own life.

March 26 - A memorial for Ricky Rodriguez is held at the Paradise Point resort in San Diego.