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Thu, 07/24/2014 - 6:00am News Staff
Former area resident Vivian Lois Flick, 85, unexpectedly and peacefully died on July 7 in Lakeview, Ore. She was born on Oct. 12, 1928, in Moffat, Colo., to Frank and Juani ta (Platz) Clark. She attended school, first in District No. 9 on the Means ranch on upper Tomichi, and then at Gunnison County High School, graduating in 1946. Vivian married Carroll L. Flick on June 8, 1947. They lived for a time in Palisade, helping manage a peach orchard, then in Whitepine where Carroll worked mining. In 1957 they moved to Lakeview where Carroll was superintendent of a uranium mining company. When the mining boom ended, they worked ranching and then in operating a real estate business and rental units they owned. Vivian often contributed to the secretarial and management work. Ever the outdoors woman, Vivian loved hunting and fishing. Filling her bighorn sheep tag was a proud moment in her life. Alongside her on this hunt were Carroll, her husband of 55 years, and her son and guide, the late Leon. Every fishing trip Vivian took with Carroll began with a $1 bet on who would catch the first fish. They way she tells it, she won. Vivian was an accomplished homemaker and seamstress. In her later life she joined a qui l t ing group and added more friends to her list of those she cherished. She had a special place in her heart for children and was adept in teaching and entertaining them. The greatest loves of her life were her family and valued friends. She is survived by daughters Thelma (Richard) Goodnough and Nancy (Don) Ashford; their children Cody Goodnough, Cricket (Jeff) Harmon, and Josh (Alise) Ashford; and greatgrandchildren Marcus, Mason, Cloe, Rale, Zachary, Carson, Colton and Quinton; by daughter-in-law Billie Flick, three sisters, and numerous nieces and nephews. Living in the Gunnison Area are Marian Hicks, sister; and Anne Steinbeck, sister-in-law. Memorial services were held July 14 in the First Presbyterian Church in Lakeview.