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Carolyn Diane Fickes

Carolyn Diane Fickes

Carolyn Diane Fickes passed away peacefully Monday February 25, 2019. Heaven received and angel and she will truly be missed everyone who had the pleasure of knowing her.

Carolyn was born in Wendell Idaho on April 13, 1945. She was the daughter of Le Roy and Wilma Vipperman.  She spent her childhood working in the fields with her cousins, playing the drums in the school band, and being part of the school dance team. After graduation She attended beauty school in Twin Falls Idaho. For 35 years her she ran an in-home beauty salon while raising her 6 children. It was a busy place where her weekly clients came not only for a hairdo, but a pick me up from Carolyn and over the years they became an extension of their family.

She was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints and was able to serve others and touch many lives. Her bright smile and happy disposition lifted others and made her a friend to all who knew her. During her retirement years she spent time with her children and grandchildren camping, gardening, and was able to serve two missions with her husband Don in Wyoming and Utah.

She is survived by her husband Donald M Fickes of 52 years. Her Children Staci Kennedy, Shaun Fickes, Steve Fickes, Sandee Randolph, Scott Fickes, and Sheree Fickes. She had 13 Grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren.

A Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday March 2nd at 11:00 am at the LDS church located at 5501 North Meridian Rd.  Meridian Idaho. A short viewing will be held from 10:00 am to 10:45 in the Relief Society Room. She will be laid to rest at 3:30 that afternoon at the Wendell Idaho Cemetery. The family would like to thank Bella Vida Funeral Home for all their help.


  • Cherilyn Batt Posted March 2, 2019 4:58 am

    During the 20 years that Carolyn did my hair she become a dear friend of mine and I enjoyed watching her children grow up. I looked forward to my appointments with her so we could visit while she made me look better. I truly loved her as a friend and have thought about her and her family often. since she retired even though I have only seen her now and then since then. While I will not be able to attend her service tomorrow, I send my love to Don and the family and you will be in my thoughts and prayers. Cherilyn

  • Richard (Dick) and Ruby Stauber Posted March 2, 2019 6:15 pm

    Our prayers are for you and your family
    Ruby and I are sorry for the loss of Your wonderful wife. You and your family will be blessed with many great memories. I still have great memories of your mother and our Grandma Mitchel. Your son Scott was in Ruby’s class in Jr. High. .We became reacquainted with Shawn when his company install all the cupboard in our new home. You have a great family.!
    God Bless!
    Dick and Ruby Stauber

  • Kent Goldsberry Posted March 3, 2019 5:14 am

    My heartfelt sympathy to you, Don. I never met your wife but you and I knew each other back in the grade school Junior High days when you lived in the east end of Boise. I don’t believe you were a member of the church then. I ran across you one time in the Goddard LDS chapel when I was living in Boise, sometime between 1970 and 1983. Sounds like you’ve had a good life together!

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