Vicki Elaine Vinson, 65, passed away gently on May 26, 2018. She will be deeply missed by her adoring family and friends. Just a few weeks earlier, Vicki learned she had stage 4 colon cancer. She confronted the grim prognosis with a surge of positive energy. Her courage and resolve was met with an extraordinary outpouring of love and visits from family members and numerous friends. Vicki’s grace, dignity and endearing personality will long be remembered.Vicki was born August 12, 1952 to Harold A. and Dora Alice Owen Vinson in Fort Knox, KY while her dad was serving as a medical doctor in the U.S. Army. She joined brothers Hal and Michael.Vicki grew up in Tulsa, OK, graduated from Edison High School in 1970, and earned her bachelor’s degree in sociology from the University of Tulsa.Following college, she worked at the Lakeside Home for juveniles in Tulsa, then moved to Eureka Springs, AR where she graduated from the first EMT class in Carroll County. She moved to Springdale, AR before meeting her future husband, Steve Clark, in Colorado.Vicki and Steve were married from 1981-1998. Their son, Thomas, was born in 1984. Son, Nicholas, arrived in 1987. The family lived in Austin, TX and Springdale, AR. Vicki was an amazing mom who devoted her life to raising two strong, creative sons. They were her passion.Her sons inspired her love of serving children at the Springdale Public Library, and George Elementary School Library in Springdale where she was honored with an award for excellence on the job.She enjoyed travel and creating with her hands through sand painting, stained glass, and a variety of crafts.Vicki lit up the room with her beauty, sparkling bright eyes, infectious smile, and easy laugh. She inherited the Vinson brand of humor and made it her own. Everything Vicki did in life was rooted in love. She was an authentic, insightful, and caring person whose arms were always open. Her quick mind and generous spirit were eclipsed only by her spontaneous trademark jokes and bouts of laughter.Vicki was predeceased by her parents and cousin, Suzy Neff. She is survived by sons, Thomas Michael Vinson Clark and Nicholas Vinson Clark; brothers, Harold A. Vinson II and Michael O. Vinson; first cousin Margie Neff and Margie’s sons William, Jonathan and David Neff, as well as the extended Neff family, and her dog, Gus.Vicki would be honored to have donations for new children’s books made to George Elementary School Library, 2878 S. Powell St., Springdale, AR 72764. A celebration of Vicki’s life will be held in the near future.