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Vicki Heairet

January 3, 1952 — July 6, 2022

Belle Fourche

Vicki Heairet

Vicki Heairet, age 70 of Belle Fourche, and formerly Buffalo, went home to heaven surrounded by her family, on Wednesday, July 6, 2022 at the Hospice House in Rapid City.


The funeral service will be held 10am Tuesday, July 12, 2022 at Leverington Funeral Home of the Northern Hills in Belle Fourche.  There will be no visitation.  Interment will take place at the Buffalo Cemetery.  Friends may leave written condolences and view her video tribute on the funeral home’s website:


Vicki Lee Fox was born January 3, 1952 in Belle Fourche.  She was the daughter of Lloyd and Eunice (Dake) Fox.  Vicki grew up in Harding County and graduated from the Harding County High School in 1970.  On July 11, 1970 she was united in marriage to Mark Heairet at the Grand River Lutheran Church in Buffalo.  To this union three children were born: Jessaca, Tim, and Reed.  Together Mark and Vicki ranched in Harding County for 50 years, before retiring to Belle Fourche in 2017.  Vicki loved the ranching life that included wide open spaces, livestock and animals, and taking care of her family.  She was an organized and highly detailed person and when she took the time, very talented with making crafts.  Her family always came first to her and most things revolved around them.  Sending baked goods to them by mail was one of them.  “Nanna Cookie” was a fun nickname for her as the grandkids loved her baking. 


Vicki will be remembered for the love and care and how she provided for her family in so many ways.  She never missed a birthday, was always filled with grace and forgiveness, as it seemed nobody could ever do wrong.  In 2013 she was faced with a diagnosis of stage 4 cancer and given a short time to live.  But Vicki fought hard and won that battle and later was cured and cancer free.  In April of this year, she was diagnosed with a different kind of cancer, and this type was very aggressive in nature.  Vicki’s grace and love never wavered, no matter how much the pain was.  She had great strength and she made her family so proud.  She will be missed so much by all of them, and her friends as well.


Vicki is survived by her husband Mark of Belle Fourche; daughter, Jessaca (Tony) Denke of Chadron NE; sons, Tim (Tara) of Spearfish, Reed (Jenn) of White Oak TX; grandchildren, Jade, Brooke, Alivia, Grace, Hayden, Hope, Haizlee, Haddox, Paige, Kolby, Quinn, Aspen; brother, Russell (Kathy) Fox of Buffalo; sister, Sherry Fox of Pine Haven; and several nieces and nephews.


She was preceded in death by her parents; infant daughter, Shelby Rae; and sister, Deby Bail.



Celebration of Life Service

10:00 A.M. – Tuesday – July 12, 2022

Leverington Funeral Home

of the Northern Hills

Belle Fourche, South Dakota



Layne and Barb Lindberg



“Livin’ On Love”, “Remember When”

(Recorded by Alan Jackson)



Kolby Denke                               Jade Heairet

Tony Denke                                 Reed Heairet

Mick Denzin                                Tim Heairet



Buffalo Cemetery

Buffalo, South Dakota

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Past Services

Vicki's Celebration of Life Service

Tuesday, July 12, 2022

10:00 - 11:00 am (Mountain time)

Leverington Funeral Home of the Northern Hills

715 National Street, Belle Fourche, SD 57717

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