Vickie I. Price
Vickie I. Price, 66, passed away on December 30, 2014, after a recurring battle with cancer, surrounded by friends and family. Vickie was born December 15, 1948. She married the love of her life, Billy Price, on April 20, 1984. Although her time here on earth was short, she made a huge impact on everyone who knew her.
Vickie worked in City Government for 19 years as the municipal court clerk, followed by 14 years as the office manager for the Garfield County Clerk and Recorders office. She served in the United States Army during the Vietnam Conflict as a nurse and was grateful and proud to have served. She lived her life giving back to those who served their country through the American Legion, the Elks Club, The Odd Fellows and Rebekah’s, and the Eagles Auxiliary. Vickie was so proud to be a veteran and was very devoted to any cause helping others who served in any capacity. She was an amazing friend and fiercely loyal to all she loved.
She was born in Glenwood Springs, Colorado, on December 15, 1948. Her parents Arrel S. Black (deceased) and Vivian I. Black (Storms) were longtime valley residents. Preceded in death by her husband and the love of her life, Billy G. Price and Father Arrel S. Black. She is survived by her Mother, Vivian I. Black of Clovis, CA, Daughter Angela L. Black and DeShaun Gory of Glenwood Springs, Co, Grandson Michael C.A. Orris of Glenwood Springs, CO, Brothers Thom and Jerry (Kim) Black of Clovis, CA, Sister Cheryl and Husband Buzz Gilliam of Glenwood Springs, CO. Nieces Sheila Gilliam (GWS, CO) great-niece Lindsay Gilliam, Karen King (GWS, CO) great-nephew Nicholas King, Nephew Aaron Gilliam (Rifle, CO). She had many other nieces, nephews and family members who will miss her terribly.
Vickie was devoted to honoring any who served in the armed forces through her work with the American Legion. Every year, she coordinated placing flags on every veteran’s grave at Rosebud Cemetery and making sure all local veterans received the honors they fought so hard for. She also participated in the graveside Memorial Day Service as a member of the American Legion for many years.
Vickie believed in kindness and service. She lived her life helping those around her and rarely, if ever, stopped to take time for herself. She leaves behind a community of friends and family whose lives she has changed with her kindness, compassion and understanding.
Following cremation, a memorial service will be held on Wednesday, January 7, at 1 p.m. at the Glenwood Springs Community Center. Please come celebrate the beauty of Vickie’s life with us. A reception with the family will follow.
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