Archive for Thursday, June 7, 2007

Etta “Elaine” Vick

June 7, 2007


Memorial services for Etta "Elaine" Vick, 84, Lawrence, will be at 10 a.m. today at First United Methodist Church, Lawrence. Mrs. Vick died May 31, 2007, at Brandon Woods Retirement Center, Lawrence.

She was born Aug. 23, 1922, near White City, the daughter of Frank and Golda (Good) Leonard. She was a Watkins Scholar at the University of Kansas from 1939 until 1941. She attended photo school in Topeka and worked in photography studios in Oregon and Nebraska. She received a Bachelor of Arts degree in general studies from Kansas University in 1985 and a Master of Social Welfare from Kansas University in 1991. She worked in the Physics and Astronomy Departments at KU for more than 10 years.

She married Norman Allen Vick Nov. 11, 1945, at Baldwin City. He survives of Lawrence.

She and her husband Allen moved to Burlington in 1946. They moved to Lawrence in 1961 and operated Vick Studio until 1977 when they moved to the Baldwin area where they had the studio until the late 1990s.

She was instrumental in the development of the Ballard Center and served as secretary on the founding board. She and her husband served as emergency foster care providers for many years.

She was a member of the First United Methodist Church, Lawrence, and active in the United Methodist Women's Association and involved in mission work. She was a member of the Photography Association.

Survivors include her husband; one son, Kevan, Lawrence; two daughters, Shari Raybern, Lawrence, and Ardith Meadows, Topeka; 11 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren and several step-grandchildren.

A daughter, Lynette Rasmussen, and four brothers died earlier.

Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, Alzheimer's Association, Topeka, or First United Methodist Church and sent in care of Warren-McElwain Mortuary, Lawrence. Online condolences may be sent to www. subject: Vick.

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