Friday, January 12, 2007

Cleota M. Fickel

Cleota M. (McCormack) Fickel of Fairfield, Idaho, passed away after a courageous battle against cancer on Jan. 9, 2007, at St. Luke's Magic Valley Regional Hospital in Twin Falls, Idaho.

She was born in Portland, Ore., on Sept. 29, 1948. She was the second of two daughters born to Clyde and June (Woodland) McCormack. Although born in Oregon, she was raised in Idaho and enjoyed the splendor of Idaho's outdoors.

The times she valued were the annual "girls" vacations spent with the three most special people in her life—her daughter (Sherri), sister (Vivian) and niece (Lora). In addition to her time spent with family, she was a passionate and spirited follower of her two favorite sports stars—Tiger Woods and Jeff Gordon.

She is survived by her husband of 34 years, Larry Fickel, who resides in Fairfield, Idaho; her daughter, Sherri and her husband Danny Hicks, who reside in Houston, Texas; her brother Leonard Glenn and his wife, Ellen, who reside in Ephrata, Wash.; and her sister, Vivian, and her husband, John Larsen, of Paul, Idaho.

She was preceded in death by her mother, father and her only son, Eric Buxton.

A memorial service will be held at the Demaray Chapel located in Gooding, Idaho, on Friday, Jan. 12, at 2 p.m. Memorial contributions in Cleota's name may be sent to St. Luke's Mountain States Tumor Institute at 656 Addison Ave. West, Twin Falls, Idaho, 83301. The family would like to express their gratitude to the staff and doctors who all cared for Cleota.

Cleota was loved by all who knew her and will be greatly missed.

I love you Mom.

I love you Sissy.

I love you Auntie.

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