On May 15, 2023, Vickie Lynne McCord (Sato) gained her wings and went to be with her eternal companion, Leslie Dan McCord.
Vickie was born in Idaho Falls, Idaho, on August 31, 1948, to James and Darlene Sato. She was the oldest of her siblings and she valued her relationship with each and every one of them. From the moment that she came to the earth, she brought nothing but joy and happiness to all who know her. She attended schools in Idaho Falls and high school is where she met her best friend and eternal companion, Leslie Dan McCord. She talks of them dating, and then finally they were sealed for time and all eternity in the Idaho Falls Temple on November 4th and began an amazing journey together.
Their relationship was an amazing one where Vickie was the caretaker of Dan because he was a disabled veteran. Vickie knew that she would have to take care of him from the moment his plane crashed and he was a POW. She loved him so much that she did it and never thought twice about it. They resided in Idaho Falls, Idaho, where they attended The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints 9th Ward on Second Street. The 9th Ward was family to them and they had many special friendships grow from that Ward. Vickie had some pregnancy loss, but they finally had their first child, Shane Allen McCord. She endured a couple more losses, and then she had James Dan McCord. They finally got their daughter who they named Charity Elise McCord (Schuldt), and they were hoping to add a daughter, Faith, and daughter, Hope, but they were blessed with an amazing baby boy, Joseph Seikichi McCord. They lived in a house on the corner of 5th and Holmes where Vickie would sit out on the porch and watch kids walk home after school and wave to them and ask them how they were doing. Vickie would meet a stranger, but before they walked away, they were friends because she always made people feel like they were someone and wanted them to know she cared. She would not be able to go to the grocery store for five minutes because she always ran into people she knew and would leave two hours or later from talking to all of them. Vickie enjoyed doing crafts and the Christmas stockings she made were ones that everyone had and was her favorite thing to make. She made sure that everyone had one and each of the ornaments on the tree were hand stitched on by her.
Vickie lost her best friend and eternal companion on April 24, 2020. and Vickie was lost without him. She fought a long battle with Multiple Cell Myeloma, but she did it with a positive attitude and a smile on her face. You could never tell that she was in pain or hurting because it never showed. She finally decided it was her time to go to be with her eternal companion, and she gained her wings to leave this world to be with him. She leaves behind many friends, one of them being Sue Higginbotham Chadwick. She cherished her friendship through the many years they knew each other.
Vickie is survived by her loving children, Charity Elise McCord (Schuldt), Joseph Seikichi McCord, Shane Allen McCord, and James Dan McCord.
She is survived by her loving grandchildren and great grandchilden, Tristen Larsen, Damyiann Vandermeulen, Treycen McCord, Mason Anderson, Branden McCord, Makenzie Dursteler, Kaiden McCord, Carter McCord, Ruger McCord, Crystal McCord, Arielle Christensen, Blaze Christensen, Kaleb McCord, Jordan McCord, Shaylee Bankhead, Dylan Nelson, Dakota Nelson, Jaicie Hammer, Nevaeh Moyer, Jacob Schuldt, William Scott, and Sabashton Schuldt.
The family would like to thank all of those who have reached out to send their condolences during this difficult time.
The family will be honoring Vickie at a service to be held at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, May 20, 2023, at Wood Funeral Home, 273 North Ridge Avenue. The family will visit with friends Friday from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. and Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. prior to services, both visitations at the funeral home. Burial will be in the Fielding Memorial Park Cemetery.