Vickie Sue Martin
Vickie SueMartin passed away Friday afternoon, Sept. 11, 2020 at Billings Clinic in Billings, MT. She was born Aug. 30, 1948, in Powell, to Doris and Harold Neu.
Vickie graduated from Powell High School in 1966 and attended college in Billings, MT.She married E. Tom Martin, also of Powell, in 1967. After marriage they lived in Florida until Tom was drafted into the Army. Vickie moved back to Dayton, WY to be with family during that time. While Tom was in Vietnam, Vickie had their daughter Jill.
Once Tom returned from overseas, the new family moved to Flagstaff, AZ so Tom could complete his master’s degree in education. In 1971, the Martin family moved to Sheridan, WY to continue Tom’s teaching career. While in Sheridan, Justin was born to complete the family.
Vickie enjoyed working with people and was known for her strong work ethic and loving care for all those she served. She worked most her life starting in the beet fields and Coffee Cup Café in Powell Wyoming as a teenager. Later she would juggle motherhood and many careers including ones at the Golden Steer, Sheridan Federal Credit Union, Valley Motor Honda, Sears, the Wingate Hotel, and the Verizon store in Sheridan. She would finish her career working as the office manager at Sugarland Assisted Living.
After she retired, Vickie’s desire to work and have a project never ended. You’d find her in the spin class at the YMCA, mowing her yard, caring for Tom, at Costco shopping for the family, or simply sharing a cup of coffee with a friend who might need a shoulder to lean on. She loved the water, whether it was from a boat on the lake or walking on the beach by the ocean. She often commented, “let’s just buy a shack on the beach and move there!”
Vickie was the mom and grandmother everyone wishes for. Never a special occasion would go by without a thoughtful chosen gift from the Martins (Vickie). She was intentional and created meaningful moments for most all those she knew. Most all who knew Vickie thought of her asa giver and caretaker. She exemplified the saying “Home is where your Mom is.”She was the pulse and heartbeat of the family who always greeted you with a smile. Her home was a safe place for many, with an open chair always reserved for you at her dinner table where many laughs were shared with family and friends.
Vickie was preceded in death by her parents, sister Tami, and loving husband Tom.Vickie is survived by her daughter Jill, her son Justin and wife Amber,grandchildren Grace, Sophie, and Jack; also, her sisters Michele (Nels) Lofgren and Mona Scott and many nephews and nieces.
Please join family and friends for a celebration of Vickie’s life at the Brinton Museum in Big Horn Wyoming at 1 PM on Sunday September 27th. A reception to follow the service will be held at The Barn in Bighorn.
Champion Funeral Home has been entrusted with local arrangements. Online condolences may be written atwww.championfh.com.