Vicki Lynn Gill Fisk April 23, 1965 - November 16, 2021

Vicki Lynn Gill was born on April 23, 1965, in Campbell, California at 3:25 PM to John D. Gill and Linda Maurine Pyper Gill.  She passed on to her Heavenly home on November 16, 2021, in Orem, Utah.

Her first few years were filled with fun adventures to the California beaches with her parents and her aunts, uncles, and cousins. About a month before her 5th birthday, she was happy to give up her only-child status and welcomed her little brother Brent into the family on March 8, 1970, in San Jose, California.

As a child, Vicki was shy but always had a smile for everyone. She loved playing hopscotch, jacks, pick up sticks and dress up. She had a love for reading and spent much of her free time in the pages of “Little House on the Prairie” or solving mysteries alongside the likes of Nancy Drew, the Hardy Boys, and Inspector Poirot.

At age seven she moved with her family to Sandy, Utah where she enjoyed closer relations with her grandparents and extended family on both sides. Baptized and confirmed a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints in May of 1973, Vicki’s involvement in the church was an important part of her life.

She had a particular love for family reunions, the Osmonds, scotcheroos, and collecting dolls. Vicki also put a lot of effort into learning American Sign Language. Subsequent moves with her family took her to Londonderry New Hampshire, San Antonio Texas, Orlando Florida, Spokane and Redmond Washington.

Vicki graduated from Lake Brantley High School in Florida in 1983 and attended Ricks College for 2 years to obtain her general college education. She received her temple endowment in the Seattle Washington temple and served a mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints assigned to the Independence Missouri mission. While on her mission she received a special assignment to work with the Cambodian and Laotian branches of the Church. She enjoyed learning the languages as best she could and loved the people she served.

After her mission service, she moved to Provo, Utah and worked in Day Care centers for a time. In November of 1988 her mother passed away from ovarian cancer. Vicki’s sense of loss at this time was keen and her many aunts, Carolyn, Sherrie, and LuDean stepped in to make her their honorary sister.  These relationships were very important to her, and she maintained close ties to her aunts and uncles on both the Gill and Pyper side all the remainder of her life.

While working in Provo in 1991 at Western Watts she met her future husband, Nathan Fisk by overhearing “that voice” over the walls.  They were married on January 14, 1993, Jordan River, Utah. Her marriage was a source of support and strength to Vicki, and Nathan has remained her loyal champion through Vicki’s many trials.

Vicki gave birth to her adored children Avery Fisk in 1995 and Alexis Fisk in 1997. During this time Vicki worked at a Day Care center where her continued love of children and kindness were appreciated by those in her care and those who worked with her. Vicki would take Avery on walks to see the ducks, and to pay with his cousins where lifelong friendships blossomed as well as a tradition of “GLO” lunches with her sister-in-laws and other family & friends.

In April 1998 Vicki moved into her first home in Spanish Fork, Utah next door to Paul Johnson, Greg Fisk, and stone-throw neighbors to Matthew and Melin Fisk.  These years were good for her as she grew into the ward with many neighbors and friends where she participated in many callings and served many people who she knew and loved as her children grew.

In October of 2002, Vicki developed many health issues … but it was a sudden case of jaundice in September that led to a diagnosis Non Hodgekins Lymphoma. Aggressive treatments from her skilled oncologist Dr. Bott saved her life but ravaged her body.  For many years she continued to experience health challenges but through them all she Vicki remained positive and was always kind, courteous, and willing to smile even in the gravest of circumstances. Through her strength, faith, prayers, and endurance she defeated her cancer and her other health issues to live beyond all expectations … with her foremost desire that she could remain to be there for her family.

In December of 2010, her father, John Gill passed away from esophageal cancer. Though they were separated by thousands of miles, Vicki always sought to maintain close ties to her father. She was glad to be able to bring him to be buried next to her mother in Springville, Utah and visited them every year.

In December 2012 Vicki moved to Payson Utah where she began a new phase of life.  Avery and Alexis graduated while here, and Vicki continued to touch the lives of those she knew as she provided service and ministration. Further health challenges persisted and limited her activities, but she still was able to reach out and remain in contact with her brother Brent. Her relationships with her aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, nephews, and ward family were her most important goals.

In September of 2021 Vicki experienced failing health and weight loss and was readmitted to Utah Valley Regional Medical Center in October where she was diagnosed with stage 4 esophageal cancer. Despite her failing health and the dire prognosis she continued to be positive and was a favorite patient of her many health care providers and caregivers.

On Monday, November 15 Vicki lost consciousness and early in the morning of November 16 passed from this life peacefully in her sleep at the Orem Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation clinic.  She is survived by her husband Nathan, her son Avery, and her daughter Alexis.

Vicki’s life is a manifestation of charity, selflessness, kindness, courtesy, and the soft, gentle grace of a woman in whom there was no cruelty or meanness. She loved her family. She prized her relationships with friends and loved ones. She endured great pain and suffering, but through it all remained positive and uplifting to those near her. Her faith in the gospel was her greatest strength, and her love of the savior and his teachings helped her through all her challenges with hope and dignity. She wished to extend a final thanks to the many nurses, doctors, and caregivers who helped her in her final days.

A funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, November 20, 2021 at Walker Funeral Home, 587 South 100 West, Payson, Utah. A viewing will be held prior, from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. at the funeral home. Interment will be in Evergreen Cemetery, 1997 South 400 East, Springville, Utah.

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Saturday, November 20, 2021
9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.
Walker Funeral Home
587 South 100 West
Payson, UT 84651

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Funeral Service

Saturday, November 20, 2021
11:00 a.m.
Walker Funeral Home
587 South 100 West
Payson, UT 84651

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Interment

Evergreen Cemetery
1997 South 400 East
Springville, Utah 84663

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    Greg says

    Greatest sympathies to Nathan, Avery and Alexis in this time of bereavement. But your time with Vicki was a treasured time, and through the gospel of the Lord, it always will be.

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