Everyone here in Ratcheds, and elsewhere, is in mourning today. We learned of the passing of our beloved founder, Mildred Ratched, yesterday. Town flags will be flown at half mast for three days. There will be a memorial service in the recreation center on Tuesday, September 27th at 1 PM. Everyone is invited to share any stories they may have about Mildred.
Nurse Mildred Ratched served for many years as head nurse at The Oregon State Hospital. She was in charge of the psychiatric ward for many years and was well known for her dedication to her patients. Her caring, understanding treatment was well known by all.
In 1977 Mildred discovered this beautiful place on the Oregon Coast, and convinced her many medical friends to purchase land and incorporate the town. Although she was not involved in politics, the first Town Council voted unanimously to name the town Ratcheds By The Sea.
Mildred is survived by her grandson Randall Mc Murphy III.