Mary Evelyn Vickrey


Mary Evelyn Vickrey, 92, of LaBarge, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, June 4, in Pocatello, Idaho.

She was born July 25, 1926, in Spring Valley, the daughter of Oral Dean Elder and Bertha Ethel Cook Elder. 

She attended schools in Granger and graduated from Granger High School with the class of 1943. She also attended the University of Wyoming.

Mary married her high school sweetheart, Clarence W. Vickrey, on May 2, 1946, in Green River. He preceded her in death on June 27, 2017.

She was an active member in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. She enjoyed serving many callings in her church.

Mary loved reading, crocheting and her family. She was employed by the railroad during WWII and received the honored distinction as “Rosie the Riveter.”

Survivors include her son, Alan and his wife Donna Vickrey of LaBarge; daughters, Evelyn Britton and her husband John of Pocatello, Idaho; Nona Burgess and her husband Bruce of Price, Utah; and Ruth Dalgarn of Casper.

Survivors also include grandchildren, Danita Britton, Chris Britton, Klista Mahan, Jeff Britton, Dustin Vickrey, Kimberly Brewster and Seth Burgess; nine great-grandchildren and five great-great-grandchildren.

Mary was preceded in death by her husband, Clarence Vickrey; father, Oral Dean Elder; mother, Bertha Cook Marti; stepfather, Robert Marti; daughter, Iris Porenta; and granddaughter, Mary Burgess

Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, June 11, at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints chapel, 304 W. Hwy 235 in LaBarge. 

A viewing was held one hour prior to the services at the church.

Interment took place in the Viola Cemetery, LaBarge, WY.

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