Vickie LaNae Waters was born in Beaver, Utah on April 5, 1939 to Beth Patterson Crawford. She was raised by her grandmother Sadie Patterson Lowe and her husband Jim. She married Jackie Lynn Waters on May 19, 1954. At fifteen years of age, she began her journey as a wife and was a mother at 16. She was a hardworking and determined young lady, getting her diploma after she had started her family and later commuting to Cedar City to take college classes.\n\nShe had many jobs throughout her life and seemed to excel at anything she put her mind to because she was willing to work hard until she had achieved what she wanted to do. She was an EMT and a Bank Teller for many years including at First Security National Bank, First Interstate Bank, and Wells Fargo Bank. She did the book keeping for more than one business including her husband Jack’s Sales and Service Shop that served the cars and people of Beaver for many years. She had a lifelong love for dogs and was also a dog breeder. \n\nVickie was always thinking about her family. She loved each of them dearly and kept up with the details of each of their lives. She used her talents and generous spirit to sew many gifts for her family from making a beautiful formal for her oldest daughter for prom (without a pattern!) to sewing baby blankets for all the grandchildren and great grandchildren who would come into her life. She loved her family fiercely and was constantly in their service even to her last days, calling to check on those in her heart that day or week. \nShe was compassionate with a soft spot for those she saw as being less fortunate than herself, often befriending them. She could be blunt, so you never had to wonder what she was thinking. You could count on her to give it to you straight if she thought you needed to know!\n\nVickie knew how to let her kids “be kids.” She was never worried about little ones breaking or messing things up. It was always apparent in her patience with the “small stuff” that her only real priority was her family. She was a doer who was always full of energy and lots of fun! Her daughters have fond memories of their mother taking them to “drag main” with their friends before they could drive themselves and of doing Chinese Fire Drills.\n\nVickie was an absolute master with fabric from sewing all her daughter’s dresses to creating works of art with her quilting skills. She was a creative genius who could choose unique fabric designs and colors and put them together in a way that was utterly breathtaking. She was an artist to the end always working on something that would bring someone joy as she constantly shared her talents of quilting, sewing, needlepoint, crocheting and knitting with others, especially her family!\n\nShe loved her siblings Mary Beth Clark (Scott), Sara Jane Anderson, Kathleen Starr (Gary) and Carolyn Ellis (Lon).\n\nShe was preceded in death by her husband Jackie Lynn Waters, her two babies who died at birth, Patti and Danny, her son Bradley James Waters, her grandson Jeremy Kent Carter, and her granddaughter Mesha Haslem Casper.\n\nShe is survived by her two daughters, LaNett Carter (Gayle) and Doris Rynearson (Randy), and daughter-in-law Janalee Ludlow Waters. She had a wonderful family of 17 Grandchildren, 48 Great-Grandchildren and two Great-Great-Grandchildren whom she loved dearly.\n\nVickie was a woman of many talents; besides sewing, she loved gardening, reading, walking, golfing, swimming and rides up the mountain to look for deer. She loved going and doing, especially with or for her family. She is deeply loved and will be greatly missed!\n\nFuneral services will be held on Thursday, October 19, 2023 at 12:00pm at the Beaver 3rd Ward LDS Church (220 N Main, Beaver, UT). A viewing will be held before the funeral from 10:00 -11:30am at the church. Interment will be at the Mountain View Cemetery under the direction of Southern Utah Mortuary. Online condolences may be sent and a live stream of the services viewed at www.mortuary.org.