Passing of Richard "Dick" Vickery

July 16, 2023

Rev. Vickery’s memorial service is this Saturday, August 12th at 10:30 AM MT. It will be livestreamed on University Park UMC’s Facebook page and available at

It is with deepest sadness that we share the news of the passing of our beloved Brother, Richard “Dick” Alexander Vickery, Jr. on July 16, 2023. Dick was born December 12, 1939, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania to Elise (Marks) and Richard A. Vickery, the oldest of two children. Dick was married to Mary Ann Witt on August 23, 1965. They had three children and five grandchildren.

Ordained a Deacon in the Philadelphia Annual Conference in 1962, Dick transferred to the Rocky Mountain Conference in 1965, ordained an Elder and admitted into full Conference membership.

Dick served the Rocky Mountain Conference as a member of the Board of Ministry, Conference Secretary, and was a member of several committees.

Many of our siblings have shared several stories about Dick over the past few weeks since his passing. His understanding and appreciation of his colleagues was exceptional. Dick also had a dry sense of humor that will be dearly missed by all of us who knew him. He was a dear friend and colleague to many.

Please consider reading his full obituary to learn more about his life and legacy.