Vickie Ellen Stoddard

April 3, 1957 ~ November 15, 2020

Vickie Ellen Stoddard, beloved wife, mother, and grandmother passed away at her home surrounded by family on November 15, 2020. She was born April 3, 1957, in Santa Clara, California. She was raised in San Jose, California, moving to Utah in 1970 with her mother and three sisters. She was a loving daughter, mother, grandmother, sister, aunt, and friend. In 1980 she met the love of her life, soulmate, and best friend, Brent Stoddard. Together with her two daughters Heather and Christina, she completed the family that she had been waiting for. Brent and Vickie celebrated 40 years of love, friendship, and companionship this year.

She began working with the Jordan School District in 1994 supporting the school lunch program. She found she enjoyed the energy of the kids and the spirit of the “lunch ladies”. She had a talent for leadership and a gift for working with people which quickly led her to advance to kitchen manager, a role she spent the bulk of her career in. While she worked at several schools she retired after 25 years in 2019 from Oquirrh Hills Middle School in Riverton. She was proud to be a Lunch Lady!

Vickie always saw the beauty in every person she met and she treasured and valued every relationship. She had a wonderful sense of humor with a dry wit that she would zing you with if you were off guard. She loved word games and puzzles, especially those she played with her “grands”. She looked forward to traveling to Colorado every year to visit her mom and step-dad with whom she was very close. They would spend hours out on the deck enjoying the Colorado sunsets and talking about love, life, and every topic under the sun (guaranteed a lot of laughter!) She especially loved going to Texas to be with her daughter and granddaughters who were the highlight of her life.

Family was most important but her greatest passion was her granddaughters; and she lavished them with her time and attention. Often she would devote entire days with only one girl at a time to make each one feel extra special and strengthen the bond between them. She made sure that summer visits to Grandma’s were all about making memories. Going to Grandmas was like going to the best summer camp, and she called it that as well. She was the best Grandma ever!

Vickie will be forever remembered by all who know and love her as the glue that held everyone together. Her wise counsel, sage advice, creative ideas, and of course summer camp is greatly missed by us all.

Vickie is survived by her husband, Brent; daughters, Heather Dalrymple and Christina (Colby) Nish; granddaughters, Avery, Oakley and Isabelle Nish; step-daughter, Holly (Justin) Hall, step-children, William, Ethan, and Abigail Hall; sisters, Teresa Petersen, Deanna Victorson, and Tamara Vetitoe. She was preceded in death by her mother and step-father, Doris and Clifford Middlemiss.

At her request, cremation has taken place and no services will be held. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Good Shepherd Home Care and Hospice.



Guestbook/Condolences

We are deeply sorry to hear of the passing of Vickie. Our thoughts and prayers to Brent and your family.

- Kelly & Lenee
I still can't believe your gone, I will miss you and your smile , humour ,you were the best sister-in-law . Thank you for taking care of my brother. R.I.P. we love & miss you .

- Jayne Gardner
Dear Brent and family, It is very sad to hear about the passing of Vickie, I thought so highly of her. She always had a big smile when I would run into her when she worked at McFrugal's? /Big lots many years ago!! It has been years since I have seen her, but have great memories of when our families was young, Jim and Teresa invited us to join in on your family fun. We enjoyed that time spent with you and our kids had a great times together !! God Bless you and your family at this time of great loss. Know you are in our hearts and prayers! Jim and Vicki Beach, Zachary, Sarah, Matthew and Billy

- Vicki Beach
Best Boss! She hired me at OHMS as I was finishing cancer treatments. So I could keep an eye on my kids. She alway accommodated my schedule and even fought for me to stay as a job share. We had this connection. When I became a grandma she gave me a grandma journal. She will be deeply missed. My condolences to her family who she love with everything in her

- Karma Perschon
I enjoyed working with Vickie for 22 years, She worked hard to make our job easier. She loved her family and was very proud of her Grandchildren.

- LaDawn Thackeray
As the director of Jordan School District Nutrition Services, I had the privilege of working with Vickie for 12 years. She was the best of the best and was a strong combination of intelligence, beauty, kindness, and energy. I can say that we all truly loved and respected her in every way. Our hearts are full and our thoughts are with you.

- Jana Cruz
I can't express how much I owe Vickie! Teaching me everything I know about managing! Encouraging me to try. The times we spent in the kitchen, on the phone and at Grandma Bunny's summer camp with our granddaughters! I was always able to call her with any question and she'd know the answer. When she found out my nickname, Teeny, she always called me that. Prayers for Brent and family. Mark and Chriss Whall

- Teeny
My dear, sweet Aunt Vickie. You will be missed. I will cherish the memories I had coming to yours & uncle brents house when i was young and me & my cousins running amuck. Uncle Brent, Christina, Heather & Holly, I send lots of love & hugs to you all. Rest peacefully Aunt Vickie!!! I love you!

- Charissa Alexander
Such a beautiful lady inside and out!!! She will be missed dearly !!! Hugs to you and your family in this difficult time.

- Wendie Saunders