Vera Robison Stickley, 91, of Idaho Falls, passed away Friday, March 21, 2014, at The Gables of Ammon.
Vera was born Jan. 26, 1923, in Albany, N.Y., to Ernest Robison and Rena Gardner Robison. Her family moved to Rensselaer, N.Y., and she attended school in Rensselaer and Scarsdale, N.Y. She received a scholarship to The School of Professional Arts in New York City. She spent her summers in the South, in Hope, Ark., and Marietta, Okla.
On July 4, 1946, Vera married Thomas H. Stickley in Rensselaer, N.Y. In 1949, they moved to Idaho Falls where Tom was employed by The Atomic Energy Commission as an engineer. From this union they were blessed with four children: Dan, Sharon, John and Tim.
Vera had a career as a draftsman in two electric companies in Mt. Vernon, N.Y., and Schenectady, N.Y. She painted in greeting card companies in the state of New York. She also did 'fine art' and 'commercial art' for the Post Register for over 10 years. She was a lifelong member of the Eagle Rock Art Guild, where she participated in many art exhibits. Vera was a past president of the Art Guild. She was instrumental in starting the Sidewalk Art Show, now held along the Greenbelt.
She is survived by her husband, Thomas H. Stickley; son, Dan D. Stickley of Boise; daughter, Sharon Stickley of Idaho Falls; son, John (Lynne) Stickley of Idaho Falls; and son, Tim (Louise) Stickley of Huntsville, Ala.; and grandchildren, Abbey Ward, David D. Stickley, Arron Schow, Tiniel Williams, Tom Stickley, Tyler Stickley and Aaron Stickley.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Ernest and Rena; and a brother, Ernest M. "Robbie" Robison Jr.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, March 25, at Wood Funeral Home, 273 N. Ridge Ave. in Idaho Falls. The family will visit with friends from 1 p.m. to 1:45 p.m. Tuesday prior to services at the funeral home. Burial will be in Fielding Memorial Park Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations be made to Dystonia Medical Research Foundation at www.dystonia-foundation.org.
Condolences may be sent to the family online at www.woodfuneralhome.com.