Julia A. Vickers of Buhl, Idaho, formerly Heyburn, passed away peacefully Friday, July 28, 2023. Julia was the daughter of Carolyn Blaimers Barber and Donald Ray Campbell. Later, Carolyn married Jon Hilling. She was born in Burley, Idaho on Christmas Eve 1944. Julia was raised in Rupert, Idaho where she attended school and graduated in 1963 from Minico High School. Julia was an active member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, where she served in numerous callings and also at the Boise and Twin Falls Temples. She was always willing to help others and help her family.
Julia was involved in Civil Air Patrol, Daughters of the Utah Pioneers, the Canning Kitchen in Rupert, and Scouts.
She wasn’t afraid to work. She started work at a young age at Sibbs Pharmacy. Among her various jobs she was a waitress in Burley and while Julia tended bar she met Jerry D. Vickers, a drummer in the band, who later became her husband. They were married in Elko, Nevada on September 18, 1967. They settled in Heyburn, Idaho where they started a family. To this union they were blessed with a son, Rocky D. Vickers (Temara) and a daughter Lisa (Doug Knudson).
Mom worked as a dispatcher for the Cassia County Police Department. While working as a clerk at Wonder Bread she was actively attending CSI and later ISU, and received her Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education in 1987. Julia worked as a teacher in Castleford for six years teaching Kindergarten. She was loved and respected by her students, and the staff she worked with. Julia then taught 3rd grade in the Catholic School for 3 years before she retired from teaching. Julia then enjoyed several different self-employment adventures that gave her opportunities to travel and meet new people. Her latest adventure known to many were Grandma Julie’s Snacks.
Julia enjoyed many different hobbies, canning and preserving, gardening, ceramics, quilting, genealogy, cooking, traveling, dogs, a good movie, and spending lots of time with her family.
Julia was preceded in death by her spouse, parents, and several beloved pets. She is survived by her son, Rocky (Temara) of Heyburn; daughter, Lisa (Doug) of Buhl; four grandchildren, Caleb (25), Isaac (22), Kyla (16), and Ian (15); three brothers, Donald (Laura) Campbell of Alaska, Drew Hilling, of Rupert, and Brett (Colleen) Hilling of Colorado; two sisters, Gayle (Eric) Allen, and Alanna (Silvan) Warnick of Utah; also several nieces and nephews and numerous first and second cousins.
A viewing will be held from 5:00pm to 7:00pm Thursday, August 3, 2023, at Farmers Funeral Chapel in Buhl, and on Friday at 10:00am with service to follow at 11:00am at the Heyburn LDS Ward building 300 S 500 W Heyburn, Idaho. Interment will be at the Riverside Cemetery in Heyburn, Idaho.
Special thanks to Visions Hospice of Twin Falls.