Vicky Jeanne Stephens, 65 years of age, of Bertrand, NE

Private Memorial Graveside Services for family and close friends for Vicky J. Stephens will be held at the Highland Cemetery at Bertrand, Nebraska on Thursday, December 26, 2013 with her children officiating the services.

Vicky Jeanne Stephens, 65 years of age, of Bertrand, passed away on Saturday, December 21, 2013 at her home in Bertrand following a courageous battle with heart disease. Vicky was born July 21, 1948 at Lexington, Nebraska, the youngest of two children born to Grant and Jeanne (Stanford) Reddick. She received her primary education from Lexington Public Schools and then completed her education at Westminster, Colorado.

Following her education, Vicky was united in marriage to Craig Alan Stephens at Kearney, Nebraska on January 17, 1970. To this union three sons were born: Craig, William, and Jason. The family made their home in Bertrand in 1979, where Vicky focused her entire life on caring for the family, raising their sons and in retirement years she loved caring for their grandchildren. Her hobbies included: sewing, reading, fishing, and traveling with her husband, Craig creating special memories.

She was preceded in death by her father and grandparents. Vicky leaves to mourn her passing; her husband, Craig of Bertrand; her mother, Jeanne Gibson of Lexington; three sons: Craig S. Stephens and his wife, Marcy of Pleasanton, Nebraska, William A. Stephens and his wife, Kristi of Gunnison, Colorado, and Jason P. Stephens and his wife, Alecia of Bertrand; eight grandchildren: Taylor Rae, Cassandra Donn, Terry Lamont, Brandon Michael, Brooke Ashley, Joshua Robert, Aaron Michael, and Andrew Paul; one brother, Terry G. Reddick and his wife, Bonnie of Hillrose, Colorado; sister-in-law, Arlys Lange and her husband, Roger of Overland Park, Kansas; and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

There will be no visitation; the family is honoring her wish for cremation.

In Lieu of flowers a memorial has been established in Vicky's honor and kindly suggested to the family for later designation; c/o Vicky Stephens family; P.O. Box 206, Bertrand, Nebraska 68927.

Expressions of caring and kindness can be sent to the family at www.nelsonbauerfh.com

The Nelson-Bauer Funeral Home in Holdrege is in charge of the arrangements.

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