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Vicki Dawn Hartvigsen
(April 10, 1953 - December 13, 2012)

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Vicki Dawn Hartvigsen

Vicki Dawn Hartvigsen passed away on the morning of December 13, 2012 at the age of 59. She lived in Yucaipa, California with her loving husband Gary R. Hartvigsen. They married for time and eternity in the LDS Los Angeles Temple on October 7th, 1972. Vicki died from multiple complications stemming from her struggle with Rheumatoid arthritis. She passed away in the UCI Medical Center in Irvine, California. She is survived by her husband, and four children Rebecca Williams (Chris), Erin Hansen (Bill), Jared Hartvigsen (Rhiannon), and Dani Thomas (Michael); also, by her parents, Curtis and Billie Poet, and sister, Jodi Jensen (David). She loved music and worked as a music teacher for most of her life teaching piano lessons at home and music to 4th and 5th graders in the Fontana, California school district. She worked as a nurse in earlier years before returning to college to earn a double bachelors degree in Music and History from Cal Poly Pomona. She loved learning, traveling, serving in her church as organist and as a temple worker for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. She was also an excellent gardener, razzleberry jam maker and a wonderful and greatly loved wife, mother, daughter, sister and grandmother. She was preceded in death by her dear granddaughter, Julia Hansen her younger brother, Scott Poet; also her beloved grandparents, Bill and Mayda Hertig. Perhaps her favorite of all things was spending time with her family, and especially her 15 grandchildren. A special thanks to Vicki’s aunts Heidi Hoyal and Shirley Hoffman who showed much compassion and love to her during this past challenging year. Vicki’s funeral will be held Wednesday December 19, 2012 at 11:00 am in the Yucaipa LDS Stake Center located at 12776 6th Street, Yucaipa, CA. Her grave side service will be December 20th at 1:00pm at the Tonaquint Cemetery located at 1777 South Dixie Drive, St. George, UT. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS) Humanitarian aid fund, ward missionary fund, or perpetual education fund.


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