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Obituary: PRATT, VICKIE

Published: Friday, Sept. 19 2014 4:28 a.m. MDT

CelebratingVickie Johnson Pratt5/8/1949 ~ 3/8/2012With a Wake on Thursday March 15, 2012, we will celebrate the life of Vickie Johnson Pratt, our beloved wife, sister, daughter, mother, grandmother and great grandmother. Born to Donna and Victor Johnson on a bright spring morning, May 8, 1949, her youth was filled with activities while singing and marching her way through Granite High School as a member of the Madrigals and pep club. After graduating in 1967, Vickie spent a year at Utah State University before being hired at Utah Hogle Zoo where she spent 30 incredible years and met the love of her life Robert (Bob) Pratt. Vickie married Bob on April 13, 1980 and spent the next 32 years experiencing the many wonders life has to offer (fishing, camping, and bowling) and traveling across the country (sometimes by motorcycle) to distant shores. Much of her time was spent cheering on her favorite sports teams (Go Broncos!), although it did not matter the sport for she loved them all. Never without a pet, maybe hundreds we bet, she always greeted you with a smile, loved all who came before her, and unselfishly made life a better place for those who came in her path. Although never to be replaced, her husband, Bob; parents, Donna and Fritz Urbanek; Sisters, Terri Runolfson and Cristi Porter; step children, Marti Gaylord and Ranch Pratt; grandchildren, Tiffany Swensen, Jordan, Brayden, Maddie, and Parker Pratt; and great grandchildren, Laiken and Conner Swensen, will fondly and lovingly carry the torch she has passed to them by her mere presence.The celebration of Vickie's life will be held from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. on Thursday, March 15, 2012 at Starks Funeral Parlor, 3651 S. 900 E., Salt Lake City, Utah. In lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation to her favorite charity in her memory: Best Friends Animal's Sanctuary, 5001 Angel Canyon Road, Kanab, Utah 84741 (435-644-2001). Online condolences may be offered to the family at www.starksfuneral.com