“So What, I’m Still a Rockstar…”Our Mom and friend, Vickie Lynn Purvis, left us entirely too soon on May 15, 2010 after a brief but valiant battle with cancer.Vickie was born in Salt Lake City and always thought of the west as her home. A remarkable life, our Mom was a world traveler, a proud Air Force veteran, and above all, an unwavering friend to those who needed a helping hand. She will be dearly missed by her four sons, a daughter, six grandchildren, and her family.Vickie entered the Air Force as young woman; there she learned a love of country and service that guided her throughout her life. Later, while stationed at Bitburg Air Force Base with her family, she found her passion for travel and culture. In between being a fantastic mom, she took every opportunity to tour Europe. She often commented that she left a piece of her heart at a small lake side café in Switzerland.Upon returning home to Utah, Vickie entered the local business community as the proprietor of Swappers Market and the $99 Mattress Store. For eleven years she was recognized as a local business leader. She became the first woman member of the Salt Lake Pot and Kettle Club where she served on the Board of Directors and hosted the annual Pot and Kettle Holiday Sale. Vickie’s success only heightened her drive to serve. Her free clothes program served the underprivileged of South Salt Lake as well as numerous local charities. She was also a vocal advocate and fundraiser for the Murray Boys and Girls Club.Above all, Vickie was a Mom; not only to her own five children, but to any child who came to know her. She instilled in each of us character, a commitment to service, a love of country, and the exact intangible skill set each of us would need to become productive adults. With heavy hearts our family says goodbye to our Mom, our Mammy, our Sister and Daughter, knowing we’ll keep her memory with us until we meet again.