Julia Vickie Gardner Snyder, age 63, of Riverton, Wyoming, formerly of Ft. Duchesne, passed away October 27, 2020, in Casper, Wyoming.
She was born October 18, 1957, in Roosevelt, to Victor Gardner Jr. and Irene Chimburas Gardner and raised by Lottie Longhair and Dennis Shoyo. She married Robert Snyder, Sr., and they later divorced. She lived most of her life in Ft. Washakie, Wyoming.
Vickie was a home maker, and loved being in the mountains, spending her time with the family and her fiancee, Ernie Brown. She loved her YouTube vlogs and make up tutorials. She was always playing music and going hunting. She loved all her family and spending time with her friends. She liked the peace and calm and loved to pamper herself.
She had her beauty routine every morning. When she got up, she would shower, put her essential oils on, her lotions, do her hair, makeup, and put together her outfits until she found the right one to wear for the day. She took good care of herself and she had excellent fashion sense. She was so lady like and was always done up to the “T.” She was glamorous! She was a member of The Native American Church, and she believed in her traditional ways.
Vickie is survived by her companion, Ernie Brown; children, Cecelia, Robert, Leander, & Amber Snyder; grandkids, Carlino Lopez, Kain Crispin, Cy Antelope; mother, Irene Chimburas Gardner; siblings, Wayne & Troy Gardner, Todd & Dean Mair, Blaine Merkley, Victina Gardner; aunts, Carmelita Jack; Maxine, Patricia, Mareta, & Argo Shoyo; uncles, Gilbert Gardner, Phillip Chimburas; and numerous nieces & nephews.
She was preceded in death by her father, Victor; brother, Lucas Gardner; grandparents, Victor Gardner, Sr. And Lottie Longhair Shoyo; Smith & Grace Chimburas; aunts and uncles, Willard Gardner, Sr., Alvin Longhair, Frank Shoyo, Sr., Andar Shoyo, Isabelle Chapoose, Linda Shoyo, Lenore Shoyo, and Joann S. Hurtado.
Graveside service 10:00 a.m. Saturday, October 31, 2020, at the Ft. Duchesne Cemetery.