Vicki J. Smith, age 71, of Farmington, passed away on Saturday, April 15, 2017, in Springdale. She was born on February 10, 1946, in Rifle, Colorado, to John and Patricia Harris Van Vacter. She was a hard working wife and mother and a devout Christian. She was a good listener and gifted with people. Vicki earned her second degree black belt in martial arts. She had a love for dancing and at one point received private lessons from Lucille Ball. She had an uncanny way of intersecting with famous people and even had a private tour of Disneyland in California from Walt Disney himself. She is survived by her three children, David Smith and husband Michael Melvin of Plano, Texas, Janet Comfort of Lake St. Louis, Missouri, and Johnny Smith and wife Kaci of Farmington; three sisters, Stacey Wulf, Kelley Blecha, and Sallee Gould; three brothers, Toby Van Vacter, Jimmy Van Vacter, and John Van Vacter; six grandchildren, Davison Sarceno, McKenzie Comfort, Kasey Comfort, Hailey Smith, Lauren Smith, and Garrick Crews; and her dog and best friend, Sam. A memorial service will be held at 12 noon on Thursday, April 20, 2017, at Nelson-Berna Funeral Home chapel in Fayetteville. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Circle of Life Hospice at http://nwacircleoflife.com. To sign the online guest book please visit www.nelsonberna.com.
Published April 18, 2017