Vicki Kay Lords Johnson, 66, of Rexburg, passed away peacefully surrounded by her immediate family and health care providers Thursday, Nov. 22, 2012, in her home, just as she wished, after a long battle with cancer.
She was born in St. Anthony to V. Jay Lords and M. Nelda Hendricks Lords on Oct. 30, 1946. Vicki grew up in Ashton, Idaho, and attended elementary and high school there. She deeply valued the friends she made throughout her life.
Vicki married Robert "Bob" Sherman Johnson on July 6, 1973, and with his help raised two children, Vance and Sherri Johnson. She was a loving and caring friend, daughter, wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother.
Vicki was a driven and successful businesswoman, working for Utah Power and Light for 15 years. She played an active role in the founding of the United Way branch in the Upper Snake River Valley and volunteered in the Rexburg Chamber of Commerce. She held her colleagues in high regard.
She was a devoted, active member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, serving in many callings, including youth and adult choir director and Relief Society president. She also served as stake Relief Society secretary. She later served in the Idaho Falls and Rexburg Temples.
Vicki had a lifelong love of music. She began as a child performing with her sisters at church and social events. With her true love, Bob, she taught her children at an early age to pick out harmonies, and as a family, they would perform. Bob and Vicki regularly sang at church and were frequently asked by many families to sing at a loved one's funeral.
Vicki is survived by her father, V. Jay Lords; her husband, Bob Johnson; her son, Vance (Christi) Johnson; her daughter, Sherri Johnson; nine grandchildren, Robert (Nichole), Benjamin (Danyel), Lowery, Eric, Micaela, Dallyn, Bailey, Shiloh and Jaxson; and one great-grandson, Bentley. She is also survived by five siblings and many nieces and nephews, all of whom she loved dearly.
Vicki was preceded in death by her mother, Mary Nelda Lords, and sister, J'Lene Pharis.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 27, at the Burton LDS 1st Ward chapel, with Bishop Chris Lowry conducting. The family will receive friends from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. Monday at Flamm Funeral Home in Rexburg and from 10 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. Tuesday at the church prior to services. Burial will be in Burton Cemetery.
Condolences may be sent to the family at www.flammfh.com.