Mary Alvina Vickrey

February 18, 1936November 28, 2013
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Mary A. Vickrey, 77, of Davenport passed away at her home Thursday, November 28, 2013. Funeral service will be 1:00PM Tuesday, December 3, 2013 in the Runge Mortuary Chapel. Visitation is 4-8PM Monday at the mortuary, burial will be in Davenport Memorial Park Cemetery. Memorials may be made to American Diabetes Association, on line condolences may be shared at

Mary was born to William & Mary (Malinosky) Wagner in Sioux City, IA. She was united in marriage to William Vickrey on June 5, 1959 in Sioux City, IA. He preceded her in death in 2003. Mary was very proud to have earned her Master’s Degree in Health Library Sciences from the University of Iowa in 1985. She went on to work at Genesis Health Service as a Medical Librarian for 15 years, retiring in 2003. She then went on to work the next 10 years in the same position for Trinity Terrace Park.

Mary was a member of Our Lady of Victory Catholic Church Davenport. She was an avid reader, loved to play bridge, watch NCIS, & spend time with family, especially her grandchildren.

Survivors include 3 daughters Valerie (Dennis) Ewoldt, Davenport, Diane (Jason) Cox, Davenport, & Natalie (Dave) Amhof, Long Grove; sister Anna Prince, Rapid City, SD; several grandchildren, great grandchildren, step grand & great grandchildren; and numerous nieces & nephews.

Mary was preceded in death by her parents, husband, & a daughter Erica Vickrey in 2011.


  • Visitation Monday, December 2, 2013
  • Funeral Service Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Mary Alvina Vickrey

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May 22, 2014

I worked with Mary at Trinity Health Sciences Library. She was a blast. She amazed me with her ability to find health sciences articles that seemed out of our reach. Rest in peace dear friend.

Osteopathic Residents

December 11, 2013

Mary, we miss you in the medical library. Thank you for helping us and for being there for us.

Erin Moore

December 2, 2013

Mary was such a force. As a fellow medical librarian, I looked up to her and her conviction. She knew what quality in medical library services was and she wasn't willing to compromise. Beyond her work as a librarian, she was truly a pleasure and I really enjoyed her company. My heart goes out to her family. I saw her just a few weeks ago, still "sassy" and with such a positive, bright outlook--just like the window she sat by. Much love to you, Mary. I feel blessed to have met you. ~Erin Moore

Joan Frost

December 2, 2013

Dear Aunt Vina, what a wonderful woman you were and you will be dearly missed. It is such a blessing to have had you in our lives. May you rest in the peace of Christ. with love, Joni, Ted, Robert, Isaac and Rita (Austin, TX)

chuck c

December 1, 2013

Mary know you are loved by so many

from Etta and Dave
Chuck and Tristan

Cece Blewett

November 30, 2013

May God comfort you all during this difficult time. I remember her when Valerie and I were young in CA. She was always nice to me. I am sorry for your loss.

Franklin Cox

November 30, 2013

May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.

Jana Lynn Veloz

November 29, 2013

Oh Mary you are dearly missed. I know you have blessed many life's with your kindness and your amazing calmness attitude.

Vickie Martzahn

November 29, 2013 are a great LADY. I'm so blessed to call you friend. So blessed to know your daugbters and all of their family's. My daughter Tammy has always been a part of your great family.

November 29, 2013

We love you and we will miss you very much. You always were able to make us laugh and we will miss your smile dearly. Love Natalie, Dave, Amanda and Faith.