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Vickie Fay Braegger

Apr. 10, 1972 - Oct. 6, 2021

Date of Service: Oct. 14, 2021

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BURLEY – Vickie Fay Braegger graduated from this trial period of her life and advanced to the next on October 6, 2021, at age 49.

Vickie was born April 10, 1972, in Twin Falls, Idaho, the first child born to Victor Blair Braegger and Kathaleen Fay Hymas Braegger. She was followed by two sisters, Cindy Kay and Pennie Jo, and one brother, Tyrell Blair.

When Vickie was five years old her parents bought a couple acres west of Burley in the Starrhs Ferry area. This is where she grew up and went to school. Vickie loved school and learning from day one! She started at Catherine’s Kindergarten and attended Dworshak Elementary. She graduated from Burley High School in the top ten of her class with a perfect attendance. She received an Associate degree from Ricks College in Rexburg (now BYU-Idaho), and her Bachelor’s degree from Idaho State University in Pocatello. The saddest day of her life, to that point, was graduation day as her schooling had come to an end.

She very much wanted to serve a mission and was called to the Virginia Richmond Mission of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. They adopted the Lighthouse to be the theme of their mission, “To bring the world safely within the light of the gospel.” She forever after loved lighthouses and collected them.

Vickie, being the oldest, was always helping to care for little kids. She had a God-given talent for it, all children loved her. She was a very popular baby sitter during her teenage years.

She never married nor had children of her own but has always been a super mother figure to the little ones and the youth around her. She played with her nieces just like she was their same age – whether it was twelve or four. She always had time for them and was very attentive to their chatter. They adored her and were always so excited to see Aunt Vickie.

Vickie was an active member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. She loved to attend the temple and was so excited at the prospect of a temple here in Burley. Vickie had a strong, unwavering testimony in Jesus Christ and served Him everyday of her life with all of her heart, might, mind, and strength. For several years she was the favorite Young Women leader in Star Ward. She was crushed when she was released and put in the Primary. It didn’t take long until that also became her favorite calling. Vickie has served in Primary, Young Women, and Relief Society, never complaining.

In 2008, Vickie built a home in the Burley 7th Ward. She poured a lot of love into her new home. It was all hers, built just the way she wanted it. She said it had a kitchen only because it was required to have one. Oh, but the closet was every woman’s dream. Vickie collected Winnie-the-Pooh everything and filled her home with him and also with lighthouses. At one time her little cousins counted over 120 lighthouses in her home.

In the seventh ward she was once again called to serve in the Young Women organization where she worked with the girls to get their Young Womanhood awards. She was currently serving as Primary president and had such beautiful plans for the teaching of those special little ones she loved so much.

She did everything she did with all of her soul. She worked very devotedly for a car dealership for several years. She moved from there to being an assistant in a financial advisor’s office – a big move for her. Vickie did not like change in her life; however, she really blossomed there and learned she had a great love for the public.

She has always been happy with her life just the way it was. She felt her life was perfect and she was always happy and cheerful. When suddenly being diagnosed with cancer she was crushed and felt uncertain about her future, but was very determined not to let it change her attitude or her appearance. She did not want other people to know and feel badly for her. She was going to be fine! And now she is!

Vickie was preceded in death by both sets of grandparents and by a couple of aunts. She was also preceded in death by her little sister, Pennie Jo, to an auto accident in 1999.

She is survived by her parents, Blair and Kathaleen Braegger of Burley; her sister, Cindy Kay Braegger of Murray, Utah; a brother, Tyrell Blair (Hailey) Braegger of Taylorsville, Utah; three nieces, Olivia Ann, Ruby Marie, and Emilia Pennie Braegger; and several aunts, uncles, cousins, and dear, dear friends. She will be so missed by all of these loved ones.

The funeral will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, October 14, at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints - Burley 7th Ward, located at 2200 Oakley Ave., in Burley, with Bishop Eric Pierce officiating. Burial will follow at Rupert Cemetery.

Friends and family will be received from 5 until 7 p.m. Wednesday, October 13, at Rasmussen-Wilson Funeral Home, 1350 E. 16th St., in Burley, and from 10 until 10:45 a.m. Thursday, at the church.

A live webcast of the Funeral Service will be available and maintained at the following link: https://youtu.be/T25wc0iiLZ0.

Condolences for Vickie Fay Braegger

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From Rinez Campbell:
I am so appreciative of the beautiful words spoken about Vickie by her brother, sister, and uncle. I have known and worked with Vickie for under a year and I learned so much about her beautiful personality. Thank you for sharing all of those special memories. I love her; I know where she is and she will be busy in the heavens. Prayers for comfort for all of you family members and for myself.
From Eileen A. Petersen:
Vickie's funeral was very touching and spiritual. Thank you for webcasting it for us to be able to be a part of it.
From Silas and Gayla Cheney:
Deepest sympathy for your family. Vickie had a beautiful life and a very sweet family. Thank you for sharing her life with us online. We would have loved to be there. I had surgery on my foot, so unable to attend. Our hearts and love are with your family.
From Teresa:
My heart is full. You left such a wonderful mark on this world. I am humbled listening to the remarks of Cindy, Tyrell and Uncle Carvel. You hold such wonderful memories in my heart of the times we visited. I am sorry for not visiting more. What an example you are! Love you Vickie!
From Eric Eliason:
Love to the family at this time. Vickie was a great classmate and bright student. Much appreciation for this well written piece celebrating her life.
From Brent and Holly Larsen:
Vickie was such a lovely lovely person, and so talented. It has been fun to watch her grow through the years. And share with everyone around her.
We are very blessed to have felt of her influence in many different ways.
Love and blessings to your family.
From James Berkeley amy Berkeley :
She was a sweet friend and was very kind our deepest sympathy
From Chad and Bonnie Jones:
So sorry for your loss of your sweet daughter and sister! Vickie was always so sweet and kind. She was loved by so many and touched the lives of so many youth! Sending our love to your family!
From Carla Wirth:
I am so so saddened to hear of Vickie's passing. As a past college roommate, we had some amazing times and made some great memories with you. You will be forever missed but forever in our hearts!
From Sanie Baker:
I feel blessed to have gotten to know Vickie through church associations. Her sweet spirit will be missed.
From Jennifer Kennedy:
What a beautiful tribute to Vickie. I am sorry for your loss. May you be surrounded by wonderful memories during this difficult time. Please know we are praying for you to be comforted in the difficult days ahead.
From Emily Hill:
So very saddened to hear of Vicki passing. I got the privilege to work with her in Primary. As the Stake Primary President I set up a training when Vicki got put in as the Primary President in the 7th Ward. It was very evident as soon as we started the training that she didn’t need training at all. Everything we brought up she already knew or had already done. She knew all the policies in the handbook and had only been called a couple weeks before. Vicki was a wonderful kind person who loved the Primary children and the Lord. She will be greatly missed! My deepest sympathy and prayers for all of her family!!
From Annette and Adam Christensen:
Anyone blessed enough to know Vickie knew what an angel she truly was. Cindy, our deepest sympathies to you and your family.
From Julie and M. Jay Wiltbank:
We are so sorry and saddened by the loss of Vickie. She was a wonderful daughter, sister and aunt. Please accept our sincere condolences and know our hearts and thoughts are with you.
From Melissa Simmons:
My childhood friend. I just love you. My heart and soul aches for your whole family. She touched so many lives for the better. May you be blessed with peace and comfort.
From Audrie :
Vicky was such a kind lady to me and my brother when we were younger. My family and I haven’t lived in burley since I was 4. I am 22 now and we still think of Vicky to this day. She will be so missed.
From Elissa Evans:
I am saddened by the loss of Vickie. She was a person to look up to. She is such a quiet example of service and love. No one was ever more Christlike.
From Tim Sanders:
Very sorry for your loss. I worked with Vickie for many years at Budget, truly one of the nicest lady I have ever met. When ever I saw a light house, it reminded me of Vickie, she did love her light houses. You will missed Vickie!
From Eileen A. Petersen:
Vickie was already an angel on earth! Such a shock to have her "graduate to heaven" so suddenly. It was a pleasure to work with her on the 25-year History of the Burley West Stake in 2008. Her home was a delight to be in. Her well-written obituary helped me learn more about her. She was always so helpful to Walt and me when we went to Tim's office. Deep, heart-felt condolences to her Dad & Mom, Cindy, Tyrell, and all her dear family. May the Savior's Atonement that makes the Plan of Salvation operational and the restored priesthood temple ordinances bring you comfort and peace. Love from Eileen Petersen and family.
From Luanne (Hanks) & Steven Clark:
We send our love to you dear friends. How heartbroken we are for your loss. Vickie was always so eager to help me with my insurance or financial questions. She will be dearly missed. Praying for your comfort and peace.
From Luanne (Hanks) & Steven Clark:
We send our love to you dear friends. How heartbroken we are for your loss. Vickie was always so eager to help me with my insurance or financial questions. She will be dearly missed. Praying for your comfort and peace.
From John & Elaine Horejs:
We are so sorry for your family's loss of this sweet, beautiful soul. Our love, thoughts and prayers are with you all.
From Jessica Napoles:
Cindy, my heart is with you. I love you.
From Arnold and Sherryl Peterson:
Sorry for the loss of your daughter and sister. May you be very blessed with comfort. Everyone loved Vickie. She always had a beautiful smile.
From Shelly Self:
So very sorry to hear of Vickie passing. Sending you prayers and good thoughts.
From Jennifer Elwood Reece:
I am so sorry to hear of your passing. You were always such a sweet friend and a wonderful roommate in college. I pray for peace and comfort for your family. You will be greatly missed! The next reunion of Summerset, Appt 306 will be in your honor. It just won't be the same without you! We all loved you! We will see you again one day my friend.
From Sharon Hardy:
so sorry to hear of your loss.
From Kimberly Day:
I am literally heart broken. You are kind, sweet, giving, loving, dependable; the best card maker, gift giver, listener, and friend. I will forever cherish our DQ runs, hot cocoa dates, and serving together. There are tokens of you everywhere in my home. You are a wonderful example of a daughter, sister, aunt, and friend. I can't believe you aren't here. I am mad I couldn't say goodbye. I am so grateful I got to see you at the shower a couple weeks ago. I will never look at a Winnie the Pooh, lighthouse, flagpole, or enjoy a blizzard without thinking of you my friend. The kids and I will miss you so much! I love you Miss Vickie.
From Roger Howarth:
So sorry to hear of Vickie passing.
I worked with her at Budget Auto Sales in Burley. Vickie was always nice, well dressed and very professional.
From Amy Hanks Couch:
We love you! Vickie's smile and soul brought alot of joy to many of us. Many childhood memories that I cherish. May you all be blessed with peace and comfort.
From Jennifer Dimick. :
We love you Braeggers. Please know we are praying for the comforter to be with you and peace be with you. Heaven gained quite the angel today.

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