April 12, 1926 - December 31, 2017
Vicky Louise Sowards, of Carrollton, Texas, passed away on December 31, 2017 at the age of 91. Vicky was born on April 12, 1926 to Albert Beland and Magdalene Myers Beland in Riddick, Illinois. She grew up in Kankakee, IL with siblings; Donald, Delores, Bernice, Jerry, Doreen, Roger, and Ronnie. Vicky attended St. Joseph’s Seminary before moving to Sterling, Illinois in the 60’s. She went on to work at The Red Carpet as a waitress for 25 years before moving to Carrollton, TX so that she could be closer to her children. She loved spending time with children which made her a great fit working in the children’s ministry at St. Andrew’s Methodist Church for approximately 10 years before retiring at the age of 88. Vicky loved the Lord. She was dependable, hardworking, and will be remembered for being generous, unselfish, and self-sacrificing in order to help others.
Vicky Louise Sowards is preceded in death by her parents and by her sister, Bernice Denault. She is survived by her sons and spouses; Nicholas Sowards, Van Sowards, Sandy Marx , and Jacquie Clark, ten grandchildren, 7 great-grandchildren, as well as extended family and dear friends.
11:00 AM, Wednesday, January 31st 2018
Bent Tree Bible Fellowship in the Treehouse
4141 International Pkwy.
Carrollton, TX 75007
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made in honor of Vicky’s life to Lifesong for Orphans noting “Into His Arms” on the memo line. P.O. Box 40, Gridley, IL 61744
“Whomever receives on such child in my name receives me.” Matthew 18:5
May her family and loved ones carry on this legacy.
Arrangements are under the direction of:
ARIA Cremation Service & Funeral Home
19310 Preston Road, Dallas, Texas 75252
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