LOVELAND, Colo. — Vicki Anderson, Loveland, Colo., died Monday, Nov. 30, 2020, at her home, surrounded by her loved ones.
She grew up in Lyndon, graduating from Lyndon High School in 1975. She moved to Colorado to join her husband after college. She lived the last 30 years of her life on their beautiful property next to Buckhorn Creek outside of Loveland. Her home was filled with music, good food and lots of love.
Vicki graduated with a bachelor’s from Kansas State University, where she met her husband. She had Wildcat pride throughout her life and followed K-State basketball and football with enthusiasm.
She was a master seamstress and craftswoman; she never met a sewing pattern she couldn’t master. She was always quick to sit down at her sewing machine or grab a glue gun and create everything from clothing to custom home decorations. She often crocheted blankets for friends’ newborn babies.
Vicki loved to ride tandem bicycles, completing the Bike Across Kansas Ride six times with her husband and sons. She loved bluegrass and folk music, and spent many September days at the Walnut Valley Music Festival in Winfield.
She also enjoyed clog dancing, Zumba classes and camping in the outdoors. She loved to camp at Hermit Park with her family, and in later years she treasured the RV trips out west to visit her sons and grandchildren in California.
Faith was a pillar of Vicki’s life. She taught Sunday School at Mountain View Presbyterian, was a member of Crossroads Church in Loveland, and completed several Bible Study Fellowship sessions in Fort Collins.
After their sons were raised, Vicki began a successful career in electronics manufacturing. She worked in manufacturing procurement and office management.
Vicki is survived by her husband, Dick Anderson, of 41 years; her three sons, Mark, Kirk and Alex Anderson; her three grandsons, Andy, Otto and Kaylor; her parents, Jim and Ellen Wischropp; her three siblings, Kevin Wischropp (Peggy), Becky Brown (Bob), and Melody Brecheisen (David); her parents-in-law, Carl and Bonnie Anderson; and many nieces and nephews.
Vicki was in treatment for ocular melanoma, a rare cancer, for two years. The cancer quickly spread, and she had the foresight to help plan for her family’s future without her. She will be remembered for her grace, positive attitude, and loving and generous heart.
A celebration of life for Vicki will be held 1 to 6 p.m. Wednesday, June 23, at the Southwind Shelter House at Pomona State Park. Friends and family are welcome. A celebration of life will be held at her home in Loveland at a later date.