Our sweet mother, daughter, sister and friend Vicky
Hicks Hansen returned to our Father in Heaven on July 25th. Vicky was only 64 when she passed away unexpectedly. She was born in American Fork Utah to Kenneth and Reta Hicks on June 25th 1952. Vicky was a tomboy as a child and liked to play out in the dirt and take care of the animals. She always loved mowing the lawn and planting flowers, and she took great pride in her flowers. She loved horses, especially Jojo, and her little dog Daisy.
She attended Kearns High and was on the volleyball team. She was a hard worker in school and graduated early. She had many interests, attended beauty school and worked at a hair salon in Kearns, then she started at the University of Utah to become a dietician. There she met Greg Hansen. They got married on March 18, 1976 in the Salt Lake temple. She worked at Tracy Collins Bank to support her husband so he could finish college. She had 2 children, David and Krystal, and went back to work at Phone Directories Company.
She went back school at the University of Utah and graduated in 2004 with a teaching degree and a bachelors in Human Development Family Studies. She worked as a kindergarten teacher at American Preparatory Academy.
Then she went to Monticello Academy in West Valley and taught first grade for 6 years. She loved teaching. The kids loved her and she loved the kids and helping them learn to make value out of their lives.
Last year she got a great offer to teach at a traditional school in the Granite School District, Hillside Elementary as a second grade teacher. She loved it there, but was only able to complete that year. She will be missed.
We wish that we had more time and that we had spent more of it together. While we know that she is at peace and that her struggles are at an end, there is pain and sadness. But even though she is gone, she has left the legacy of her love and perseverance. The ways she touched our lives will remain.
Vicky is survived by her parents Kenneth and Reta Hicks, her children David and Krystal, husband Greg, her brothers Kenny, Joseph, and Don, and sister Debbie, 2 grandchildren Dakota and Rylee, as well as other relatives and friends. This family, and her role as mother, grandmother, and sister was the most important thing to Vicky. This is where she drew her strength and left her legacy of love.
Funeral services will be held at The Willowcreek LDS Ward house at 1998 West 900 North, Lehi Utah Saturday, August 13th at 2:00 p.m. A visitation will be held at the church from 12:45-1:45 p.m. Burial in American Fork. Please share a memory below.
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