Vivian Mckay
Vivian Mckay
Vivian Mckay

Obituary of Vivian Mckay

Vivian Hilary McKay passed away peacefully on December 25, 2022 at the age of 79 Years old. She was born January 14, 1943 in Dickinson North Dakota to Jean Obrigewitsch and Tony Barta. After 3 short years in North Dakota they relocated to Bozeman Montana. Vivian lived in Bozeman until 1962 when she married her Husband Dave McKay of over 60 years in Wenatchee Washington. They began their married life together in Idaho Falls ID, eventually moving to Salinas California in 1969. Their final stop brought them to Caldwell Idaho in 1975 where she spent the remainder of her life.

She started her accounting career in Idaho Falls working for Firestone Tire, then the JR Simplot company in Caldwell ID for over 10 years. She eventually started working for her husband Dave who started the first Craft Corner store in Caldwell in 1979. At one point they had several stores in Pendleton OR, Ontario OR, Caldwell ID and Nampa ID. She was also an Active member of the chamber of commerce in Caldwell for many years.

Vivian was a very kind, generous and thoughtful human being. She always saw the good in people and would happily help out anyone in need. Her house and even her workplace were always open for friends and family. She just truly enjoyed her time with her loved ones and friends alike. She was very smart and loved to laugh, didn’t have a problem giving the men in her family a run for their money in the hobbies and sports she loved doing. She loved to water ski with her family and spent many summers on the local lakes and rivers. She also loved snowmobiling with her family and spent many wonderful winters in West Yellowstone MT, Island Park ID, Anderson Ranch Reservoir ID and Stanley ID. She loved watching her beloved Boise State Broncos and Denver Broncos in person or on TV with her family. Vivian was a women of faith and enjoyed going to church with her family.

Vivian has four Siblings. Lorraine, Beverly, Larry and Ben. She was preceded in death by her parents and sister Lorraine.

Vivian has three children that she loved dearly Joette, David and Shane. Her children gave her several beautiful grandchildren and great grandchildren whom she loved and enjoyed spending time with.

Funeral services will be held at Canyon Hill Cemetery Caldwell ID on January 3rd at 2pm.

Psalm 23

The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want.

He maketh me to lie down in green pastures: he leadeth me beside the still waters.

He restoreth my soul: he leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for his name’s sake.

Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me.

Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies: thou anointest my head with oil; my cup runneth over. Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life: and I will dwell in the house of the Lord for ever.


We love and miss you Vivie, until we meet again...


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