Logan Herald Journal, 11/14/13
RICHMOND — Vada Robinson Spackman, beloved mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, aunt, neighbor, and friend, returned to her Heavenly Father and her sweetheart, RJ Spackman, on Nov. 10, 2013. She will be fondly remembered as a hard worker and for her spirited personality. She was born Nov. 27, 1923, in Franklin, Idaho. She married RJ in 1941, and they made their home in Richmond. Vada worked as a homemaker, telephone operator, and alongside her husband on their mink ranch.
Vada was very passionate about her family. Her happiest times were with her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. She prided herself on her large, beautiful garden and welcomed everyone to share in her harvests. Her talents included cooking, canning, and sewing. She was a dedicated member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and especially loved her calling as a Relief Society visiting teacher.
Vada was preceded in death by her husband, Rosmond Johnson “RJ” Spackman; her son, Rene Jay Spackman; six siblings: Georgia (Lloyd) Bair, Maurine (Albert) Bateman, Donald (Wanza) Robinson, Jack (Ruby) Robinson, Howard (Winona, surviving) Robinson, and Louis (Loene) Robinson; and her parents, Louis Perley Robinson and Lillie Jane Atkinson.
Vada is survived by her daughter, Jill (Philip) Cox of Centerville, Utah; daughter- in-law, Denise (Dave) Cable of Wellsville, Utah; five grandchildren: Ryan (Christa) Bell of Preston, Idaho, Jessica (Billy) Nilson of Fort Hood, Texas, Lacey (John) Cook of Farmington, Utah, Jenney (Jason) Blair of Cornish, Utah, and Kelley (Cameron) Adams of Henefer, Utah; her sister, Mary (William) Lewis of River Heights, Utah; her brother, Carl Jay (Shirley) Robinson of Pleasant View, Utah; 11 great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be at noon Saturday, Nov. 16, in the Richmond Second Ward Building at 150 S. 100 East in Richmond, Utah. There will be a viewing at the church on Saturday from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m., prior to services. Interment will follow at the Richmond Cemetery.
The family would like to extend heartfelt appreciation to the staff at Sunshine Terrace Hospice and Logan Nursing and Rehab for their loving care. Condolences may be extended to the family online at www.nelson