Rickie Range was born in Historic Ste. Genevieve MO. At 7 years old, her mother enrolled her in piano lessons and she has been playing now for 53 years. She appreciated her mother making her march devotedly through her lessons instilling in her perseverance at an early age. She graduated from Ste. Genevieve Senior High School with honors. After high school, she got married, had a little girl, but found time to take Interior Design courses. As an only child.