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Vikki Kotara

Vikki Lynn Kotara

April 11, 1969 - October 28, 2019
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Vikki Lynn Kotara, 50, of Canyon joined her heavenly Father on Monday, October 28, 2019. Services will be 4:00 P.M. Thursday, October 31, 2019 at Hillside Christian Church West Campus Chapel with Pastor Trae Sweatt and Pastor Blake Moore, officiating. The family will receive friends on Wednesday, October 30 from 7:00 to 9:00 P.M. at the funeral home. Arrangements are by Brooks Funeral Directors. Vikki was born on April 11, 1969 to Howard and Carol Ann Kruska Terry in Canyon. She graduated from River Road High School and attended West Texas A&M University. On May 20, 1995, she married Rick Kotara in Amarillo. She worked at Reeves Hinger Elementary School as a Physical Education Aide. She was a member of Hillside Christian Church. Vikki cared about everyone. She was courageous. She was a fighter. She was a wonderful wife, a great mom and loved her two fur babies. She was preceded in death by her grandparents, George Washington Terry, Vera Florene Terry and O.C. Kruska. She is survived by her husband of 24 years, Rick Kotara; daughter, Kalysta Kotara; parents, Howard and Carol Ann Terry of Blair, OK; brother, Nick Terry and wife Carrah of Altus, OK; grandmother, Flora Mae Kruska of Altus, OK; brother-in-law, Randy Kotara and wife Kristell of Amarillo; numerous aunts and uncles; two nephews and eight nieces and their children. The family suggests that memorials be made to the Pulmonary Hypertension Association, www.phassociation.org; the K-T Support Group, www.k-t.org or to the Hillside Christian Church Canyon Campus Building Fund, www.hillsideonline.com.
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  • Visitation

    October 30, 2019 | 7:00pm - 7:00pm
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    October 30, 2019 7:00pm - 7:00pm
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    October 31, 2019 | 7:00pm
    When
    October 31, 2019 7:00pm
    Location
    Hillside Christian Church Amarillo West, Chapel
    Address
    6100 S. Soncy Road
    Amarillo, TX 79119
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Amy Voyles pierce

Posted at 12:00am
I was honored to be able to get to know Vikki by coming to visit with you all at the hospital in Dallas. I was always amazed at her incredible strength and positive attitude through all the challenges she faced, She could always manage to greet me with that BIG beautiful smile and i always left the hospital being uplifted by her precious words. Ricky, you were incredible in all that you did and always blew me away with your knowledge and always knew exactly what medical care Vikki needed. I am praying for you and Kalysta both as you continue on in Vikkis memory as you try and take care of each other now. I Love you both so much.
KR

Kendra Latham Rosenbaum

Posted at 12:00am
I have many young memories of Vikki since she was both a friend and a neighbor all our growing up years.  Loved seeing all the photos.  May God comfort all the family during this difficult time and may you be filled with the joy of your memories of sweet Vikki.  Praying for you.
MB

Misty Houghton Bauer

Posted at 12:00am
I remember Vikki from school - she was such a sweet and caring person - just love her smile.  Have fond memories..  we have you all in our thoughts and prayers. 
LM

Leea Ferracane Mayo

Posted at 12:00am
Vikki and I started our friendship early in life (kindergarten). I still remember her beautiful long blond hair that she wore in pigtails. We were not as close in junior high or high school, but always remained friends. Vikki was also very thoughtful, I still have some of her cards with sweet notes in them that she had written to me throughout the years. I wish we could have gotten in touch sooner, but the fond memories I have of her will remain with me forever. Love and prayers, Leea Ferracane Mayo
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