On October 28, 2019 our loving mother, grandmother, sister and friend, gained her angel wings and returned to her Heavenly Father. We know there must have been a beautiful reunion that day when she joined her parents and brother Clark.
Born in Riverton, Utah on January 5th, 1957 to Edward Junior Beckstead and Vesta Nielsen Beckstead Barber. Vicky was the 6th of 8 children: Larry (Ilene), Clark (Karen), Hans (Sharie), Pauline (Steve), Bette (Dennis), Bruce (Carissa) and Craig (Tonya). Being raised in Riverton, she was raised on a farm and learned at an early age the meaning of hard work and dedication. Vicky was surrounded by a large extended family and loved to run around with her siblings and cousins. Vicky attended and graduated from Bingham High School in 1975 followed by a time at Rick’s College in Rexburg, Idaho. After her return home, she met and married Rodney Notz and began her Navy Wife career. During this time Vicky ended up bringing her 4 amazing children - Derek (Nicole), Brandon, Andrew "AJ" and Chelsea into this world with each one born in a different state. After several moves across the country they settled here in Boise, Idaho. One of Vicky’s greatest attributes was the strength it took to raise her children as a single mother. Vicky’s pride for her 3 sons that have all served in the armed forces was undeniable and her patriotism was unfaltering. She didn’t miss a chance to tell you about her Chelsea, and show you her new hairdo that her daughter did. There was definitely no mistaking the bond that these two shared. Later she met Jim Chavez and married him on August 6th, 2005 and have shared their lives together the past 14 years. Vicky leaves a legacy of 6 grandchildren: Gabriel, Avery, Ryleigh, Trevor, Cameron and Olivia. Vicky loved being called “grandma” and doing what grandmas do. They were one of her greatest joys.
Vicky devoted her life to providing and taking care of her family. She created a home full of love and laughter for her children. Because of her innate ability to care for others, Vicky started her own daycare, Butterflies and Rainbows Childcare, that she owned and operated for 30+ years right up till the day of her passing. Her motto, “Next Best Thing to Mom”, couldn’t have been more true. Vicky also enjoyed various activities that included, shopping, gardening, baking, water aerobics and rooting for the Utah Jazz. Vicky’s love for life was shared with anyone who asked. She greeted everyone with a kiss and hug to ensure that they knew they were loved even if you just met her. She had a passion for serving others, and served faithfully in various church callings. One of her favorite activities was being part of the choir and it filled her with joy to sing her favorite hymns. She loved doing her family genealogy and enjoyed attending the temple on a regular basis doing work for others.
If you had asked Vicky, the last few years were simply amazing. She was blessed with so many opportunities that enriched her life greatly. She was able to spend quality time with each of her loved ones- which meant the world to her. She traveled to Europe with Jim where she fell in love with Germany and Paris. She spent last Christmas with her entire family gathered together making memories that she bragged of often. Her time back east in New York with her grandchildren, her trip to Nashville with “the sisters”, and the road trips with her daughter made Vicky ecstatic. These are all memories that we hold dear to our hearts. Vicky’s influence and impact has been felt far and wide and will continue through her heritage. We love you, Vicky! May your wisdom and love be with us all, until we meet again.
Funeral services will be held at the LDS Church Building located at 2650 S. Five Mile Road in Boise, Idaho on Saturday, November 2, 2019 at 4:00 p.m. Viewings will be held at 2:30 p.m., prior to the service, and 6:00 to 7:30 pm on Friday, November 1, 2019 at the same location.
Additional services will be held on Monday, November 4, 2019 in South Jordan, Utah at the LDS Church Building located at 3200 W. 10206 S., South Jordan, Utah. A viewing will be held at 10:30 a.m., the service at 12:00 p.m., followed by interment at the South Jordan City Cemetery. Close family and friends are asked to join us for a luncheon at the same building directly after the interment.
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