Vicki S. Hendrix
TRUMANSBURG -Vicki S. Hendrix, age 47, of 5304 Curry Road, died at her home on Sunday, July 12, 2010 following an extended and valiant fight against cancer.
Vicki was born in Ithaca on December 16, 2010 and lived in the Ovid area until after her graduation from South Seneca High School in 1980. She attended business school and worked with her father at Ronnie's Body Shop for several years. She was employed at Hearth & Home and Arnold Printing in Ithaca, and 10 years ago, found her niche at the Tompkins Co. Soil & Water Conservation District where she served as the secretary/treasurer. Despite her busy schedule, she also found time to serve as book keeper for Dr. Richard Orzeck of the Trumansburg Veterinary Clinic and Steve Williams of Seneca Heating, in addition to providing income tax services for friends and family. Not only was Vicki an outstanding mother to her own children, but she made the Hendrix household "home" to many young people in Trumansburg. She had an incredible zest for life, and found great joy in the past few years travelling with her family and learning to appreciate the special moments in life.
She is survived by her husband and best friend of over 30 years, Brooks H. Hendrix, a daughter, Danielle (Jason) Plumber of Colorado Springs, CO, and a son, Brooks Hendrix II of Trumansburg, her father, Ronnie (Cindy Waid) Steve of Ovid her mother, Judy Steve of Ovid; sisters, Terri Steve of Atlanta, GA and Veronica Trifoso of Elmira, her nieces, nephews and their children, along with several aunts and uncles. Vicki was preceded in death by her brother, Daniel L. Steve in 2007.
The family will receive friends from 4:00 to 6:00pm on Saturday, July 17, 2010 at Covert Funeral Home, 7199 So. Main Street, Ovid, NY. A reception, to which all are invited, will also be hosted by the family from 6:30pm on Saturday, at the American Legion Post #770, 4331 Seneca Road in Trumansburg. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that you kindly consider a donation to Hospicare of Tompkins County, 172 East King Road, Ithaca, NY 14850 or the American Cancer Society, 6725 Lyons Street, East Syracuse, NY 13057-9364
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I am so sorry to hear of your loss.. Vicki was a very special person to all of us. My deepest condolances!

Kristen O'Dell- Orange County SWCD
Kristen O'Dell
July 21, 2010
To the family:
Was very saddened to hear of Vicki's passing. I always knew the older kids better, but got to know Vicki more when she watched Forrest over 12 years ago. May your memories bring you comfort. She will be missed.
Mary Ridley
July 20, 2010
Vicki was an amazing person and always made us laugh whenever she entered the room. We worked with Vicki through the SWCD's for many years.We will miss her and her laugh greatly, and our condolences go out to her family.
PJ & Kelly Emerick
July 19, 2010
Vicki was a wonderful lady and a great mother who gave me one of my best friends in the world. Danielle is a strong, blunt, very honest, funny lady very much like her mom was and her love for family and friends has inspired us all. To Both Brooke's, your great guys and I consider you both good friends. I wish you all the best during this hard time.
Luke Stephens
July 19, 2010
Vicki for me was a co-worker for many years, a counselor when needed, a second mom when I needed to be kept in line, but most of all a very beloved friend. I have never meant a more honest, loving person. To her family we love all of you and consider you all family.
Jerry V
July 19, 2010
Words can't express the hole this woman has left in our hearts. She was the best friend that any person could hope to have. We will never forget your friendship, love, humor, and wit. Rest in Peace dear friend.
Jessica & Jerry Verrigni
July 19, 2010
Much love to you all....
Sandy Bullivant Smith
July 18, 2010
My condolences to her entire family during this time. She will be missed by so many people whose lives she touched. She was a wonderful person who was taken too young. At her service it was clear what a wonderful person she truly was by all the people who came and supported her family in this difficult time. I have some great memories of her while growing up with Danielle, and I will miss her. Rest in peace Vicki Hendrix, you were loved and will be missed!
Christina Robertson
July 18, 2010
I was extremely saddened to hear of Vicki's passing. As a Tompkins County Legislator, I worked with Vicki as a member of the Board of Directors of the Tompkins County SCWD from 2006-2009. Vicki was always extremely helpful to me throughout my term, and always discharged her duties in a professional, but unique "Vicki-like" manner. She'll most certainly be missed at the SWCD as well as by her family. My condolences go out to all of her family and close friends.
Greg Stevenson
July 18, 2010
To Vickis Family, My prayers and thoughts are with you, I am so sorry that you lost such a courageous, wonderful person. I will always remember Vicki as my mentor at SWCD, she helped me so much when I started working at Cortland SWCD. I am so sorry that I couldn't attend her reception and celebration of life, as I am recuperating from a recent surgery. May our memories of Vicki keep her in our hearts forever.
Barb Miner
July 17, 2010
Ronnie, Judy,Brooks and family- our sincere sympathy; and our prayers are with you. Tim & Marilyn Eighmey
July 17, 2010
Vicki i know you will be watching over your awesome strong family. You will be missed but everyone will remember the great times. You were always helpful and sweet. You will always be a great mom and friend. love~Sarah
Sarah Knapp
July 17, 2010
Brooks, Danielle and Brooks II, our prayers from Puerto Rico are with you. We always will remember Vicki as a brave and joyful woman. Bless you!
July 17, 2010
Vicki was a great mom, she always welcomed my son to her home and was so kind. I never saw her without her beautiful smile and she always had something nice to say. My sincere condolences to Brooks and the whole family.
Martha Hannah
July 17, 2010
Brooks, Danielle and Brooks II, our prayers with all of you. Remember Vicki as a brave lady with sense of humor and full of joy. Hugs to you all.

Jose and Gloria
Gloria Sierra
July 17, 2010
Sending thoughts and prayers to Judy and her family. You all have wonderful memories of Vicki, and they will remain in your hearts. Hugs to all ..

JoAnn and Jerry Westervelt
July 16, 2010
My prayers are with your family. Vickie was a kind and generous person and a loving daughter. She is missed. May God Bless all of you and give you peace during this sad time.
Shirley Buongiorne
July 16, 2010
Brooks and family,
We are so deeply sorry for your loss. Though we didn't know Vicki all that well, I think we, as anyone would, got a sense of what a wonderful, fun, and loving person she was. Our thoughts are with you all.
Tim Logue, Becca Gergely and family
July 15, 2010
Jay & Lois Hayward
July 15, 2010
Michelle Vogtman
July 15, 2010
My thoughts and prayers are with all of Vicki's family. I'll never forget all the things she did for her Aunt Bev, who loved her very much. And we did have some fun playing bingo! I know she will be looking down on all of us.
Ellen Rider
July 15, 2010
joel woodring
July 14, 2010
The Hendrix Family, Time passes so quickly, hold on to each other. We will hold on to Vicki's laughter and sense of humor!
Thinking of you,
Rob and Rose
July 14, 2010
I am soo sorry for your loss. Danielle has been my friend since high school and i know this is a tough time but i am just letting you know my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
candice chase
July 14, 2010
Danielle, Brooks & Brooks II- I am sorry for your loss at this time. Vicki was always there for grandma and grandpa when they needed her. I will always remember her even there to watch Marissa when I needed some one! She was a wonderful loving person and would do anything for anyone! I will miss her sooo much! Much love you to guys...
Krystal Hastings
July 14, 2010
I am so sorry for your loss. Vicki was a wonderful person and a great classmate. She will be missed dearly.

Brenda Warner (Erwin, NC)
July 14, 2010
Although we never had the pleasure of meeting Vicki, we are good friends with her daughter, Danielle, and have to say that she must have been a wonderful woman to raise such a wonderful daughter! Our thoughts are with your family during this difficult time.
Jon & Hethyr Pletsch
July 14, 2010
I have spent a lot of years and hours with Vicki at the Tompkins County SWCD office, and I will miss her a lot. She was the momma bear of the office. She was truely a great person to be around, who was always positve even through the toughest times in her life. I have always admired that. She also had a great sense of humor full of zest. My thoughts and prayers are with the Hendrix Family. God Bless
Seth Dennis
July 14, 2010
My deepest condolenscenes to the entire family.
Marc Steve
July 14, 2010
Dear Judy, Ronnie and Family
My thoughts and prayers are with you.Vicki was a great person and will be missed by all.
Love Hope
July 14, 2010
My sincerest sympathy to all. It was a pleasure and an honor to know kind, thoughtful, ambitious Vicki! I will miss her always.
Nancy O'Connor (retired - Seneca County Soil & Water Conservation District)
July 14, 2010
Judy and family,
I have fond memories of riding mini-bikes with Vicki and Penni when we were young. Aunt Vivian and Uncle Maynard used to bring us over during our annual summer stay in Newfield. I'm so sorry for your loss.
All my love,
Resa Alvord, cousin
July 14, 2010
Saddened by the news this morning. I will be keeping your family in my thoughts.
Jaymi Carter-Ritchie
July 14, 2010
You will be greatly missed Vicki. We grew up together and I can't beeelieve your gone.I will love you and always miss you.
Tina (Epp) Civitillo
July 13, 2010
Always in my heart. She was a amazing woman in every aspect of the word. She will be missed...
Alana Shaw
July 13, 2010
You keep track of all my sorrows.
You have collected all my tears in your bottle.
You have recorded each one in your book.
-Psalm 56:8
God knows your pain & understands. He can be your rock.
I love you guys.
Kristin & Toby Larsen
July 13, 2010
Judy and family, Am so sorry for your loss. Didn;t know Vicki very well, but know what a great loss it is to you all. Know our thoughts and prayers are with you. Love, aunt stella & uncle covert
July 13, 2010
It's so hard to believe we lost her. One of thee best people we have ever had the privilege to know. Vicki was always seen with a smile on her face, we will always remember that. I was lucky enough to earn the knickname "little brat" from her, as while growing up together in Interlaken, I always nagged her and my sister, Jacquie, to tag along with them. She would finally say "come on little brat". She never forgot that, as after not seeing her for many years, she addressed me as "little brat"!! I will gladly keep that knickname from her. We're gonna miss her, that's for sure!! If anyone needs anything, please, call!!

Brenda Worrell~Riley
Jon and Julie Riley
Brenda Riley
July 13, 2010
Brooks, Danielle & Brooksie

I was so sorry to hear of Vicki's passing. I am so grateful for her kindness to my Mom (Aunt Bev). She was a really good friend. My Mom thought the world of her. I believe they are up there, laughing and playing cards. Words don't really suffice now, but you are all in my thoughts and prayers. I wish I could be there.

Much love to you all.
Karen Hastings Sullivan
July 13, 2010
Wishing I had known you better Vicki... mom is always telling me how wonderful you are. You will be missed, its obvious how much your family and friends adored you. Danielle, Brooks... if you need anything, let me know. We love you <3 Wright/Zifchock family.
Joli Wright
July 13, 2010
Love always for one of the most amazing people I've had the privilege of knowing. Forever in my heart.
July 13, 2010
July 13, 2010
such a tragic loss of such a beautiful person. If we had more people in the world like vicki we would be in alot better shape than we are now. I loved her more than can be expressed.. She helped me so much when i was going through tough times and she always had that great smile on her face. Sadness has filled my heart but i will always hold a special spot in it for her. Christine Williams ovid new york
July 13, 2010
Dear Brooks, Danielle, Brooksy, Judy, and both families,
There are no words to describe the sorrow. As Danielle explained, it's like a knife in your throat. This is so unfair. Vicki never once complained when I took her for treatments. She was always positive. Brooks, my diary indicates that the two of you got together in the summer of 1977. I will truly miss my friend, my childhood sister, my buddy--someone I could trust with anything. I loved Vicki, and I will miss her very much. All my memories with Vicki are terrific ones. Vicki was so strong, good, kind, and sometimes a stinker but we certainly had a lot of fun. My prayers and sympathies to all of you; this is a great loss and I will miss her very much.
Jacquie Worrell Wright
July 13, 2010
So Sorry to hear about Vicki. She will be truly missed. Thoughts and prayers for the family
Kim Chesley
July 13, 2010
Vicki was not Vicki to me. She was my mom, my confidante, my inspiration, motivation and an amazing friend. She always lifted me with encouragement and love. Everyone who knew her loved her and knew she was a good person. She always found the best in every situation and every person. She often reminded me life is short so don't hold grudges, forgive those and love your life. I will continue living and loving because I had an amazing role model who I will miss until the ends of the earth. I will continue to make you proud with every step I take. I love you mom.
Danielle and Jason Plummer
July 13, 2010
As the days and weeks pass, and as you return to life's routine, may you continue to feel comforted by the love and support of family and friends.
Tom & Nancy Cramer
July 13, 2010
so sorry brooks to hear of your wifes passing. you and timothy hung around together as teenagers. tim lives in leroy ,ny near batavia. we have notified him. do you remember tim henry? hope you can recover from this. sharon goodie thompson
July 13, 2010
To Judy and family,
I pray that God will comfort you and hold you in the palm of His hand. Vicki was such a great person; the world is a better place because of the lives she touched.
Marilu (Jones) Gordon
July 13, 2010
I am so sorry to hear of Vicki's passing. She was a good friend and I will really miss her. She always had a bright side and never let her illness keep her down. I will keep your family in my prayers
Brenda Weaver
July 13, 2010
So sorry about your loss. My thoughts are with you! Bonnie Young and Family
July 13, 2010
We will never forget your smiling face and your kind thoughts along with your heart felt happiness for us when we became married. You were so happy for us.... Vicki was a very special person filled with love and happiness a very good person, she will be truly missed.
Rob & Cindy Williams
July 13, 2010
Vicki will be greatly missed at the Tompkins County SWCD. She was like a second mother to me as I started my career at the District. My thoughts and prayers are with her family as I share in their loss.
Jon Negley
July 13, 2010
Brooke, Danelle, Brooke, Judy & family,
Greg & I will truly miss Vicki. As you know she wasn't one for hugs, but she'd always take a big hug from Greg. When I talked or emailed her I'd tell her Greg was sending one of his hugs & she was always ready. The last time we spoke she said she was feeling our love, prayers, & hugs. So now we're sending you those hugs, loves, & prayers. Love, Greg & Blanche Hurlbutt
Greg & Blanche Hurlbutt
July 13, 2010
We will miss her big smile and her even bigger heart. She truly was a wonderful and generous person. I will miss comparing our trips to Puerto Rico.
Amy & Dustin Griffen
July 13, 2010
I am very sorry to hear of Vicki's passing. I pray that in the coming days your hearts will be filled with the joy of her life and that precious memories will give you all the strength to move forward.
Candee Beardsley Logan & Family
July 13, 2010
I was saddened to hear of Vicki's passing. I worked in the Ithaca USDA Service Center with Vicki. My prayers and thoughts are with the family at this difficult time.
Donna Collins
July 13, 2010
I am so sorry to hear of your loss. The thoughts of many are with you at this time of sorrow.
Roxanne (Waid) Ferris
July 13, 2010
Vicki was awesome and will be missed. Our love and prayers for everlasting memories of that joyful smile.
Kathy & TJ Lavarnway
July 13, 2010
So sorry to here about your loss, my thought's are with you. Jackie Woodworth(Trumansburg NY)
July 13, 2010
This just doesn't seem real. Brooks, you and Vicki began your relationship in the summer of 1977. This was noted in my diary. You all have my loving and deepest sympathy. She has been in my life since the beginning, and it is hard to imagine that she is gone. Her love shines on through all of you.
Jacquie Wright
July 13, 2010
As the days and weeks pass, and as you return to life's routine, may you continue to feel comforted by the love and support of family and friends.
George&Mary Davis
July 13, 2010
Steve & Hendrix Families:
We are very sorry to hear about the passing of Vicki. She was a colleague/friend of ours through the Soil & Water Conservation District’s. She left a piece of herself in everyone she touched and will be missed greatly. She will always live on in our memories and hearts. Thoughts and prayer are with you.
Velynda & Jeff Parker
July 13, 2010
my prayers and thoughts are with Vickis family ( rosemarie jones Tell class of 81)
Rosemarie Jones Tell
July 13, 2010
In spite of Vicki's illness, we never saw or heard her complain. She was a very kind and extremely helpful person. She will be missed. Doris Cady, Columbia Co. Soil & Water Conservation District
July 13, 2010
Vicki's family: So sorry....I worked in the same building with Vicki and enjoyed her company many times. She was a wonderful person. We will all miss her.
Margaret West
July 13, 2010
Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. We will miss her too.
Brenda & Mike Neville
July 13, 2010
My prayers and thoughts are with Vicki's family and friends.
Jody Andrew
July 13, 2010
Brooks, I'm so sorry for your loss.
Donna Redsicker
July 13, 2010
You are in our prayers and hearts. Vicki's love and positive attitude will be missed greatly. The impact she had on Logan and Lucas will last a life time.
The Denney Family
Carol Denney
July 13, 2010
Our thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief. May your memories bring you comfort.
Tuesday Nite Ladies League
July 13, 2010
Vicki's family: I am so sorry for your loss, I didn't know her as well as others but she was so kind and helpful to me when I was the new kid on the block (Ontario County SWCD), Thoughts and prayers, Elaine Borgeest
July 13, 2010
Sorry to hear of your loss. I own Arnold Printing and Vicki worked for me. She was a great Person. Everyone loved her.
Robert Becker
July 13, 2010
To the Steve and Hendrix Families,
I am so sorry to hear of Vickis passing...She undoubtable was a fighter...I have known Vicki since school years and have always considered her a friend. Take comfort in her memories and god bless you all.
Deb Law Rumsey
July 13, 2010
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