Vickie Jean Gifford

March 22, 1954 – Oct. 17, 2023
Vickie Jean Gifford, born to Margaret and Arthur Gifford on March 22, 1954, peacefully began her new journey Oct. 17, 2023, surrounded by her loving family and friends.
Vickie enjoyed traveling with her soulmate, Monte Ellis. They began their lifelong love story on March 20, 1974, and remained deeply devoted to each other until her very last breath.
Vickie was known for her kind and welcoming nature and ever-present smile, even in the face of the many difficulties she faced in life. In her younger days was known to be an avid equestrian.  
Vickie is survived by her life partner, Monte Ellis of Laramie; children Corey (Christal) Gifford, Monte (Kim) Ellis Jr.  and Stacey (Sean) Foster; siblings Ed (Margie) Gifford, Clara (Bobby) Tanner, Mary Joy and Bill (Kim) Gifford; grandchildren William, Melannie, Echo, Alysha, Kolton, Camryn, Casandra, Natalie, Connor and Lucas; and great-grandchildren Madison, Kimber, Addalyn, Hunter, Jackson, Liam, Killian, Vyretta, Edwin, Sophya and Liliana.
There was a viewing on October 21 from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. at Montgomery-Stryker Funeral Home in Laramie, with a reception following at the Eagles from 4 to 6 p.m.  A celebration of life will be scheduled for a later date in the Lovell/Cowley area.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in Vickie’s name to the MS Society, Breast Cancer Awareness and/or Hospice of Laramie.