Vickki Ann Cantrell of Mountain View passed away unexpectedly the morning of Saturday, Jan 4.
She was born in Daly City, California, on Feb. 26, 1968 to Ken and Phyllis Leach. She graduated from Soquel High School in Soquel, California. While continuing education, she worked as a waitress in several restaurants, eventually bringing her to Jamestown, California, where she met the love of her life. Shortly after, she eloped and married him on July 26, 1991, at Balleys (MGM Grand) in Reno, Nevada. A short time later, they settled in Mountain View and made it their home.
Vickki and Mike raised their daughter, Tyler, with Vickki being a stay-at-home mom until Tyler entered school, at which time Vickki then became a substitute teacher until going to work in August of 2005 at the Bridger Valley Child Development Center. She earned her CDA and taught until present.
Vickki touched the lives of many children through the years as if they were her own. She had a true passion to help children begin their education.
Vickki, known as Miss Vickki, was loved for her bright, energetic and bubbly personality.
Her favorite hobby was cooking, and she had a true talent. She also loved the beach, hunting, fishing and just being a mom to our daughter. Travel and The Cooking Channel were high on her list as well.
Any time a conversation about your best memories popped up, Vickki would always say the three greatest highlights of her life are marrying Mike, the birth of Tyler and harvesting her bull moose.
Vickki is survived by her husband and partner, Michael Cantrell; her daughter, Tyler Cantrell of Mountain View; father, Ken Leach and his wife Denise Leach of West Point, Utah; as well as her uncle, Steve Barker of San Carlos, California.
Vickki is preceded in death by her mother, Phyllis Barker Leach.
The family would like to thank everyone for the unexpected, overwhelming kindness, love and support. Thank you also, to all the emergency personnel who responded in a time of need.
A viewing will be held at the LDS church in Mountain View, 116 West 4th, on Saturday, Jan 11, from 10 a.m. to noon.
A celebration of life is scheduled to be held at the Fort Bridger Legion Hall in Fort Bridger on Feb 1, beginning at 3 p.m.
Condolences may be made at www.crandallfhevanston.com.