[Photo courtesy of Spanish Valley Mortuary]

Claire Marie Vicker, a longtime resident of Moab, died in her home on April 23, 2015, due to complications from diabetes. She was 65.

Claire was born on May 11, 1949, in Flushing, New York. She attended Pershing College in Beatrice, Nebraska. After having lived in Carrolton, Georgia, in the 1970s and Crested Butte, Colorado, in the 1980s, Claire moved to Moab in 1989 with her husband at the time, Jeff Vicker. Claire was an artist at heart, but also worked as a server in several Moab restaurants.

Claire was a great example for enduring life’s trials with grace, a positive attitude and a joyful heart. She was a loving and caring mother, grandmother and friend and she will be missed by all that knew her.

Claire is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Tiffany and Duncan Burgermeister of Pleasanton, California; two grandsons, Zeke and Kai and her brother and sister-in-law, Emil and Pat Pape of Bridgehampton, New York. She is preceded in death by her parents.

A private memorial service will be held at a later date.

Death is nothing else but going home to God, the bond of love will be unbroken for all eternity. ~ Mother Teresa