Vicki Vines, age 74 of Belle Fourche, died Sunday, April 17, 2022 with her loving family by her side.
A Celebration of Life service will be held 2pm Friday, April 22, 2022 at Leverington Funeral Home of the Northern Hills in Belle Fourche. There will be no visitation. Inurnment will take place at Black Hills National Cemetery in Sturgis. Following, there will be an open house celebration at the Belle Fourche Country Club at 4:30pm.
In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred. Please make memorial checks payable to Paula Beiland and note Vicki Memorial in the memo and mail to 2007 12th Avenue, Belle Fourche, SD 57717. Memorial will be utilized to purchase a bench in a public flower bed in the area.
Vicki’s service will be broadcasted live online from her obituary page, located on the funeral home’s website: www.LeveringtonFH.com.
Vicki Lynn Ballmes was born July 7, 1947 in Rapid City. She was the daughter of Robert and Cornelia (Mabbott) Ballmes. Vicki grew up in Rapid City, where she graduated from Central High School. Throughout her life, Vicki spent time between Oklahoma and South Dakota, and since 2018 she has lived in Belle Fourche. Vicki grew up watching her grandmother sew dolls, and create cool crafts of all kinds and she wanted to be just like her! She started her pattern company about 20 years ago. She created her own website, was a consistent vendor at the Spearfish Festival in the Park and advertised in country marketplace for many years. The dolls and critters went by the wayside when she discovered how much she loved making purses, bags, aprons, etc. Vicki had her own virtual store on eBay, with a 100 percent rating. For the past eight years she has created for local stores and opened a store on Etsy, where people looked often for her new creations.
Vicki loved her yard, spending time outside, and always added so many different flower beds wherever she lived. She was never a complainer and never felt sorry for herself, even when she was diagnosed with cancer. Her motto over the past year was “I Choose Joy!” She was dearly loved by her family. She was a wonderful mother and grandmother, and she will be greatly missed.
Vicki is survived by her children, Paula (Mike) Beiland of Hydro OK, Robin (Billie) Pfeifle of Crestview FL, Pam (Damon) Lange of Belle Fourche, Brian “Peter” Pfeifle of Norman OK, Lisa (Steve) Frost of Woodward OK, Savannah Vines (Zac Strong) of Belle Fourche; 12 grandchildren; 14 great grandchildren (and 2 on the way); sister, Libby Oney of Rapid City. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, William Vines; and sister, Julie Hawley.
Celebration of Life Service
2:00 P.M. – Friday – April 22, 2022
Leverington Funeral Home
of the Northern Hills
Belle Fourche, South Dakota
“Amazing Grace” – Shauna Rupp
Honorary Urnbearers (Sons-in-law)
Mike Beiland Steve Frost Damon Lange Zac Strong
Active Urnbearers (Grandchildren)
Andrew Adams Chris Adams Larry Beiland Trevor Beiland
Allyson Pfeifle Brandon Pfeifle Cinnamon Pfeifle
Jenna Pfeifle Madison Pfeifle Ashley Zuniga
Black Hills National Cemetery
Sturgis, South Dakota
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