Vicki Rae New Bennion passed away peacefully at her home on February 11, 2021, mercifully released from the debilitating effects of pulmonary fibrosis and rheumatoid arthritis.

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Vicki was born February 27, 1954, in Cincinnati, Ohio, the daughter of Ray and Mary (Cooke) New.  She grew up and attended school in Norwood, Ohio.  In 1972, she and her parents joined the LDS Church.  She graduated from Ricks College in 1974 and attended two years at BYU studying early childhood education.  While a student at BYU, she met Calvin Bennion.  She and Cal were married in the Salt Lake Temple in 1976.

Vicki worked for many years as an aid for the special needs students in the Jordan School District.  She had great empathy and compassion for these children.

She was a sincere and loving minister to many who needed to talk or shoulder to cry on.

She humbly served in many volunteer positions in her church and community.  She had a sharp mind and an uncanny knack for remembering names, birthdates, and phone numbers.

Vicki made it a life challenge to research holistic and natural remedy solutions, many of which alleviated her own suffering.  She was never shy about sharing this information with others.

In recent years, Vicki created several Facebook groups that brought together many members of her extended family, helping them to become familiar with their ancestry and with each other.  So many are there to gratefully greet her as she crosses into the next life.

Vicki is survived by her husband, Cal; five children, Rebecka (Bryon) Spears, Brian (Jennifer) Bennion, Bethanie (Ryan) Rasmussen, Rachel Bennion, and Robert (Sarah) Bennion.  Her thirteen grandchildren were the light of her life and she loved them dearly:

-Zack Palmer

-Devin Rasmussen

-Alexus Spears

-Kylie Martinez

-Ridgerton Martinez

-Sierra Spears

-Izabella Rasmussen

-Karsen Bennion

-Zoie Bennion

-Kaidence Bennion

-Ellie Bennion

-Mason Bennion

-Jacob Bennion

She is preceded in death by her parents and sister, Wilda Ann Rouleau.

A funeral service will be held at 7511 S 2700 W, West Jordan, on Friday, February 19, at 11:00 AM.  A public viewing will be held two hours prior to the service.  Interment will be at Memorial Redwood Cemetery, 6500 S Redwood Road, West Jordan. The services will be livestreamed and can be viewed using this link ( or the instructions below:

Joining by computer

1. Go to in any internet browser

2. Click “Join Meeting”

3. Enter the meeting ID – 8012981564

4. A box will open saying “ wants to open this application”. Click “Open Zoom”

5. Click “Join with Computer Audio”

6. Click “Mute” in the bottom left hand corner so that your audio does not interrupt the funeral service

Joining by phone or iPad

1. Download the Zoom app

2. Open the app and select “Join a Meeting”

3. Enter the meeting ID – 8012981564

4. Select “Join without Audio”

5. Select “Call using Internet Audio”

6. Select “Mute” in the bottom left hand corner so that your audio does not interrupt the funeral service



Friday, Feb. 19, 2021 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
7511 S 2700 W
West Jordan, UT 84084

Funeral Service

Friday, Feb. 19, 2021 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
7511 S 2700 W
West Jordan, UT 84084


Friday, Feb. 19, 2021 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
Memorial Redwood Cemetery
6500 S Redwood Road
West Jordan, UT 84123

Services Handled By

Memorial Redwood Mortuary & Cemetery
6500 S Redwood Rd
Salt Lake City, UT

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Feb 14, 2021

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I was a roommate at Rick’s College in 193-74. She was a wonderful friend, we talked for hours on the phone to keep up on what was going on. She kept up with everyone and friends with everyone.

Sharon Woolley Easton , Riverton, UT, US Feb 15, 2021