Tooele Transcript Bulletin – News in Tooele, Utah

August 23, 2018
Vicki Sharon Chandler Griffith

Obit Vicki Sharon Chandler GriffithVicki Sharon Chandler Griffith passed away at her home on Sunday, Aug. 19, 2018. Vicki was born in Columbus, Georgia, on Jan. 14, 1953, to Elbert Grady Chandler and Eva Lucille Nave. 

Vicki grew up in Northern Alabama from the age of 3, attending SR Butler High School and then on to the University of Alabama in Huntsville. Vicki moved to Tooele, Utah, in 1980 where she lived the remainder of her life. Vicki was a successful Realtor in Tooele County for over 30 years and has owned her own brokerage for 22 years — Premier Utah Real Estate. Although Vicki lived in Utah for almost 40 years, she never lost touch with her Southern roots and she loved her “Crimson Tide.” 

Vicki lived to serve others and was an amazing example to her family and all who knew her. She touched so many lives and will be remembered for her willingness and desire to always give to others, even when she didn’t have much to give. Vicki adored her grandchildren and not a conversation could be had with her that she didn’t brag about one of them. Vicki was known for her feistiness, determination and great sense of humor. The only activity she loved more than traveling was shopping. 

During her lifetime, Vicki spent countless hours serving in her community. She was instrumental in Tooele’s first Women’s Shelter, the Tooele County Children’s Justice Center, Transitional Housing Facility, Community Resource Center, and the New Tooele County Chamber of Commerce Building. Vicki sat on many boards and committees for the betterment of Tooele County, to name a few: The Lady Elks, Tooele County Board of Realtors, Utah Association of Realtors, Kiwanis, CJC Advisory Board, CJC Friends Board, Tooele County Chamber of Commerce, and Tooele Valley Community Cooperative. She worked with women with substance abuse at the Tooele County Detention Center for more than 15 years, and was a Court Appointed Special Advocate for children. She worked with recovering alcoholics and addicts for the last 22 years. Vicki received numerous awards for her service over the years, including Outstanding Young Women of America, Elks Citizen of the Year, Tooele County Chamber of Commerce Lifetime Achievement Award and many more. 

Vicki is preceded in death by her parents, many aunts and uncles and close friends. 

She is survived by her husband, Andy Stetz; her brother, Mickey (Gail) Chandler of Mississippi; her daughter, Andrea (Shannon) and her son, Steven (Tammy); her 9 grandchildren, Gavin (Isabel), Sierra, Gracie, Mia, Gage, Garrett, Bridger, Berek and Hannah; three great-grandchildren, Gabriel, Aurora and Nevaeh; two step-children, Michael (Kary) Griffith and Stephanie (Doug) George; 9 grandchildren, Chandler, Austin, Bryson, Jamie, Kelli, Dallin, Weston, Chloe and Alexis; and many other family members spread far and wide. 

Family and friends will gather at Tate Mortuary, 110 S. Main St., Tooele, Utah, on Friday, Aug. 24, 2018, for visitation from 6-8 p.m. Visitation will also be held at the Valley View Stake Center at 332 E. 1000 North, Tooele, Utah, on Saturday, Aug. 25, 2018, from 11 a.m. to 12:45 p.m., immediately followed by the funeral service at 1 p.m. 

In lieu of flowers, please donate to the Children’s Justice Center, a charity that was very special to Vicki. Donations can be mailed to 25 S. 100 East, Tooele, Utah 84074 or to Venmo, @Childrens-JusticeCenter.

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