Vickie Carol Benton
Vickie Carol Benton passed away on July 18, 2023.
Vickie Carol Benton, a loving mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, and steadfast friend to many, passed away peacefully in Cottage Grove, Oregon. Born on June 5, 1952, in Dallas, Oregon, she was the daughter of the late Alice Marie Mortenson and Alfred L. Crocker.
Vickie was first married to JB Rhodes on November 1, 1974, in Coos Bay, Oregon, from which union came her treasured children, son Darin Lee Rhodes of Dorena, Oregon, and daughter Rhonda Kay Kelly of Blanco, Texas. She later married Donald Ray Benton on July 1, 1984, in Valley Center, California, who preceded her in death. Vickie spent the last ten years of her life in the cherished company of Thomas Edward DuBois, who she referred to as her "Friendian" and "Her Rock."
Vickie was the loving sister of Steven Paul Crocker of Marysville, Washington, and Mark Alan Crocker of North Bend, Oregon. Her brother Jerry Lee Crocker who preceded her in death. She was the adored grandmother to seven grandchildren, three great-granddaughters, and one great grandson, all of whom she loved dearly.
Vickie was a proud alumna of Lane Community College, where she completed two years of study. She later attended OPGN Training School to further her professional skills. She was a dedicated worker, with a career that spanned several industries and roles, including working at the Bohemia Mill, retail at Bi-mart, and being an Equipment Operator at OP Eng Local 701. Vicki also nurtured her creative side by working at Baker Bay Bead.
Her interests were as diverse as they were engaging. Vickie had a love for beading, which mirrored her intricate, detailed personality. She enjoyed gardening, a testament to her nurturing spirit and love for nature. She was also a poet, often expressing her thoughts and feelings through beautifully written verses. Vickie loved traveling, exploring new places, and meeting new people. But above all, her greatest joy was her family, whom she loved unconditionally and immensely.
As a member of the Elks-VFW, Vickie was always involved in community service and found joy in giving back to the community. She was known for her loving, kind, and passionate nature, always being there for her loved ones and never hesitating to lend a helping hand to those in need.
Vickie Carol Benton's life was a testament to the power of love, kindness, and passion. Her memory will live on in the hearts of those she touched with her warmth and generosity. She will be missed dearly but will continue to inspire all who knew her.
Arrangements in the care of Sunset Hills Funeral Home.