Victoria ‘Vickie’ Eccher Bendetti
Victoria “Vickie” Eccher Bendetti died July 6, 2008, at Valley View Hospital. She was born July 25, 1912, in Trinidad, to Alesio and Adelaide Eccher. At the age of 2, her family moved to a small town near the town of Trento, Italy. They returned to Colorado in 1919. Most of her childhood was spent on Silt Mesa. Vickie married Henry “Hank” Bendetti March 31, 1934. They started their married life on Silt Mesa and moved to Glenwood Springs in 1950.She worked as a grocery checker at City Market for 20 years, and enjoyed visiting the many customers who came through her checkout station. In addition to her love of visiting with people, she marveled at the beauty of nature: the blue of the sky, a red rose and the beauty of a sunset. After sharing a sunset with her, you would always take a moment to appreciate a sunset whether she was with you or not. She is survived by daughters Lorraine (Joe) McNeal of New Castle and Gloria (Al) Gabossi of Golden; granddaughters Nancee (Paul) Pronsati, Karla (Jarrod) Dyess and Stephanie McNeal; great-grandchildren Kelsee, Krista and Kenna Dyess and Matt McVey; and lifelong friend and sister-in-law Rose (John) Pilati of Glenwood Springs.Her husband preceded her in death in 2006 after 68 years of marriage.Cremation has taken place and there will be no services. Because her granddaughter Stephanie McNeal derives such joy and satisfaction from the Special Olympics, Vickie’s family wishes that any memorial contributions be made to Special Olympics in care of Julie Fite, P.O. Box 2205, Glenwood Springs CO 81602. Please designate the contribution be used for the Glenwood Springs Special Olympics.
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