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Memorial Service

Rock Springs LDS Stake Center
Friday August 17th, 2018

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Victoria "Vicki" Ann Vincent

Victoria Ann Vincent Rock Springs - Victoria Ann Vincent, 67, of Rock Springs passed away peacefully, surrounded by family members at the University of Utah Hospital in Salt Lake City, UT, in the evening of June 19, 2018. She was born April 23,1951 in Payson, UT, to Willard Leon and Theresa Norma Roy Vincent. She is survived by her brothers, Dan (Melissa), Jeff (Claudia), and Richard (Joanne), her sister-in-law Janice (Mike), and many nieces and nephews and their children. She was preceded in death by her twin sister, Valerie Ann, her mother, Theresa, her brothers James Leon and Michael Floyd, and her father Leon. Vicki was the first of her siblings to graduate from college, receiving a Bachelor’s degree from BYU and a Master’s degree from New York University in English Literature. She taught for a few years in Ottawa, Ohio, then settled in Rock Springs, Wyoming, where she taught English and French to two generations of students. She spent many summers organizing and conducting education tours to Europe, where she led her students by example, speaking fluent French. She was honored with a Robert Frost fellowship, and in Washington, D.C. by our nation for her work as a teacher. She was an active member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, and was a tireless advocate for the downtrodden. She was active in the arts in Rock Springs, and taught many students to play the piano. Like her mother, she was known as an excellent cook, and many local families benefitted from her culinary talents - she was often the first on the scene with a meal to a family in need. She was beloved by the community and those who came to know her through her service to other cities. Among other things, she will be remembered for her compassion, her wit, her ability to connect with students and others, and her love of her beloved canine companions. Memorial service will be held at 6:00 pm Friday, August 17, 2018 at the Rock Springs LDS Stake Center, 2055 Edgar St., Rock Springs. Inurnment will take place in the Spanish Fork Cemetery, Spanish Fork, Utah.

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My condolences to the family. Miss Vicki was my English teacher in high school. She was a teacher I forever remembered because she was the best teacher I ever had. She influenced me and left a lifelong impression.

Paula Lee Jul 17 2018 6:42 AM

I am so sorry for your loss. Miss Vincent was one of my favorite teachers in Rock Springs High School (Wyoming) -- 40 years ago. She was inspiring, funny, playful, insightful, and supportive of all her students. She had a quick wit and a clever mind. She had a distinctive boisterous laugh. I had her for creative writing, and her influence and encouragement have stayed with me all these years. She was never short on praise for her students and she made me want to be a better writer, always. She was a joy. She was a credit to her profession. She once told me she'd wanted to be an FBI Agent, but I think she was doing exactly what she was meant to do: teach young minds and inspire creativity. I will pray for her and for her family and friends. I wish you peace and comfort in your loss. - Suzanne M. Lansang (Denver, Colorado)

Suzanne Lansang Jul 4 2018 1:16 PM

Vicki was such a gifted teacher and a dear family friend. Some of my fondest memories of High School were from her AP English class. She was so clever and encouraging to her students. She will be missed.

Deb (Routh) D'Ambrosio Jul 3 2018 2:42 PM

Vicki was one of those teachers that taught so much more than English. We all enjoyed her monthly class dinners, and Christmas break gatherings. Her joy for life and smile were gifts to everyone she encountered. Prayers.

Emily Allison Jun 27 2018 11:12 PM

What a joy it was to know Vicki! She was a favorite of mine to substitute teach for. Her classroom was always warm, welcoming, and quite personal -- from the life sized cardboard cutout of her favorite actor (which always brought me a giggle) to the posters, the lesson plans, even the movies she made her students watch. There isn't a time I watch "A Good Year" that I don't think of her. A lovely soul with a great smile and big laugh. Repose en paix. XO

K. Kirlin Jun 27 2018 2:16 PM

Vicki always brightened my day when I saw her. She was happy to offer help or an encouraging, realistic word. She served her heart out and loved children. I will miss her.

Beth Lemon Jun 27 2018 1:48 PM

I am so saddened by Vicki's passing. Ms. Vincent not only was a great teacher, I also considered her my friend, even when I was a student. Vicki's lessons were not only about English, but also about life - she taught me critical thinking and opened my eyes to the world. It is sad that Vicki left us so early, but in her time on earth, Vicki positively impacted so many lives. My thoughts and prayers are with Vicki's immediate family and also with her student family - Peace.....

Kevin Kershisnik Jun 27 2018 1:39 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Victoria "Vicki" Vincent

Dr.Gerard and Joyce Anne Cournoyer Jun 27 2018 1:03 PM

I will miss you Vicki. We had so many precious memories of our time together serving in Relief Society, sharing lunches with our friends and most especially being able to substitute in your classes for many years. You taught all my children and they always enjoyed your classes. My world is a better place because you were in it and I will miss you so much but know you are in a better place.

Linda Routh Jun 27 2018 11:54 AM

Please accept our deepest condolences. Our thoughts and prayers are with your family during this difficult moment. May the God of all comfort give you strength to endure the pain you are going through. The day is near when all who have fallen asleep will be awaken-John 5:28,29

magallon family Jun 27 2018 11:11 AM

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