Our Mother, Vicky Ann Rynhart-Edmonds, passed away peacefully with two of her daughters by her side on Monday, June 27, 2022. She was 70 years old and a resident at Rocky Mountain Care Center in Clearfield, Utah.
Not many people have had such a special mother. Vicky was born September 27, 1951, to Bill and Donna Rynhart with cerebral palsy and mild intellectual disability. However, with her vivacious and tenacious spirit, Vicky graduated from Ben Lomond High School in 1970 (Ogden, Utah) and married Charles S.Edmonds on February 25, 1976. Together they had three children: Suzanne Edmonds (Ogden, Utah), Lori Lovett (Layton, Utah) and Nancy Dahl (Roy, Utah).
Vicky loved music, talking on the phone or visiting with friends, taking pictures, being “on-the-go”, going out to eat at restaurants and sending long letters to the people she loved. She never forgot anyone’s birthday! Even though Vicky required assistance in caring for us (her children), we were each aware of her pure love for us and always knew our mother was not only different than other mothers, but special in her own way.
Vicky is survived by her husband Charles, her brother Roger Rynhart, many dolls (she would be mad if we forgot to mention them!) and many friends and relatives, including Brandon Lovett, Cody Dahl, Joy Gardner, Caron (Sergio) Soenen, David (Dorothy) Edmonds, Maire (Lyle) Morris, Mike Rossi and AudreyEdmonds. Vicky was very proud of her grandchildren and great-grandchildren: Anastasia (AJ) Pili, Madolynn (Jason) Roe, Brayden Halterman, Kierra Halterman, Quincey Lovett, Tyler Edmonds, Tyson Castillo, Tia Castillo, Taryn Castillo, Arthur Pili, Josie Pili and one on the way.
A special thank you to nurse Laura at Intermountain Hospice and the staff at Rocky Mountain Care Center for the compassionate care and comfort that our mother received from each of you.
Vicky’s spirit of unconditional love and acceptance for all will live on through the hearts of her family. We invite others to open their hearts as well to those with disabilities. See the value each individual has, not only their limitations. Some are teachers of patience and some of compassion. Others are Mothers,like Vicky.
A private service will be held for close friends and family. Vicky will be laid to rest at the Ogden City Cemetery. Please contact her daughters if you would like to send flowers or make other contributions for the service.