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Mary Lou Vickman

08/12/1942 - 03/17/2020

Mary Lou Vickman passed away on March 17, 2020 in the Banner Heart Hospital, Mesa, Arizona, after a long fight with cancer. She was born to Raymond Burton Rubeck and Coralynn Idella (Brown) Rubeck in Machias, New York on August 12, 1942.

She graduated from the Ten Broeck Academy in Franklinville, NY and started her career as a Legal Secretary for a law firm in Arcade, NY in 1960. She married Dale A Vickman on July 13, 1963 in Farmersville Station, NY. They celebrated their 50th Anniversary in 2013. They have lived a happy life for 57 years.

Dale was in the Air Force and they soon moved to Georgia where she started her Government Civil Service career at Robins AFB, again as a secretary. In 1966 she accompanied Dale to Hahn AB, Germany where she was the secretary for the Base Commander. They resided in Kirchberg, Germany for 4 years before Dale was assigned to Williams AFB in Mesa, Arizona. While at Williams AFB she was secretary to the Commander of Maintenance. She remained in that position until Williams AFB closed. In 1996 she started as secretary for the Mesa Police Training Department in Mesa, Arizona. She retired from the police department in 2006.

Mary Lou was a sweet and caring person. People were drawn to her by her kindness and pleasant personality. She loved to shop for clothing and was a perfectionist in everything she did. She had a special knack of putting different colors of clothing together to give them the wow look. One of her favorite things was going out to dinner and she especially loved going out to lunch with her friends. She never complained throughout her illness and her favorite words were “I’m doing fine”.

Mary Lou was preceded in death by her parents, Burton and Cody Rubeck, father and mother in-law Albert and Vena Vickman, brothers, Jerry and Wayne, sister and husband Jeanne and Anthony Zoccalli. Brother and sister in-laws, Phillip Sampson, Robert and Jerry Vickman, Cecil and Margaret (Vickman) Goss. She is survived by her husband, a sister Cheryl Rubeck,a sister-in-law Mary Rubeck, brother and sister-in-laws, Patricia Sampson, Kenneth (Nancy) Vickman, Donna Vickman, Philip (Peggy) Vickman, and many nieces and nephews.

At Mary Lou’s request there will be no services. She will be cremated with no burial.

Bunker Family Funeral Services are handling the affairs.


  • Lari Summerfield

    God bless you and comfort your family during this time, my neice Taryn is married to Anthony Vickman

  • She was so indeed a special lady. I always enjoyed seeing her at family get togethers and spending time chatting. I also enjoyed the times she would join Aunt Peg and myself for our lunch outings. Again a special lady.

  • Joi Reidel Green Dixon

    I’m so very sorry to hear about Aunt MaryLou…my deepest thoughts and prayers to you Uncle Dale… I love you both

  • Mary Lou leaves a huge hole in my heart as well. Working with her was a pleasure and a blessing. Even in retirement, we kept in touch. I am grateful I visited her every time I was in the Valley. Sincere prayers to you, Dale.

  • Sheila Desjarlais

    So sorry for your loss sending much love and many prayers your way 🙏❤️. Love. Sheila and family Lillian’s granddaughter.🙏❤️

  • Dale Sampson and Family

    We are saddened to hear of Aunt Marylou’s passing.
    Uncle Dale please accept our sincere condolences and prayers are with you.

  • Skip and Dorie Cannon

    To the Vickman Family so sorry for your loss of Mary Lou we are sure she will be missed she will be in our prayers love you Peggy and Phil

  • Dr. Jerry Smith

    Mary Lou was a most caring person who always gave me a smile and well wishes.
    Prayers always

  • Lois (Brown) Scrivener

    As a child I always looked up to Marylou, my older cousin, as the perfect girl. She had the beauty and social skills I so much wanted. Thru our childhood years we were very close and I regret we lost touch in our adult years while I was in college and she was off to Georgia. Dale, so sorry for your loss.

  • Thomas E Morris 2403 Middleton pike luckey Ohio 43443

    So sad to hear of Mary’s passing I’m praying for you

  • “ML” was such a treat to work with at the Training site. I have such great memories of her and she is indeed missed. What a special person she was, and I am much better for having known her.

  • Dale and Lance Wilcox

    Dad and me send our deepest condolences to you Dale… I actually remember being the ring bearer in your wedding…

  • Mary Lou was such a pleasant, kind, and gentle person. I met her at the PD and worked with her during the majority or her tenure. She always had a smile, a pleasant demeanor and a loving story about her family. She was such a lovely soul. May God take her into His arm and give her eternal rest. My thoughts and condolences to her family and friends.

  • I worked with Mary Lou at Mesa PD Training. She was such a pleasure to work with and such a loving person. May she rest in peace. My thoughts and prayers are with you Dale and her family.

  • Judy (Viglietta) MacCormack

    Thoughts and prayers to you and your family. I went to school with MaryLou in Franklinville. Very sweet wonderful person.

  • Mary Russell Mayes

    Mary Lou was such a beautiful person, she was a very big part of my life growing up. Dale I know this a very hard time for you. You were true sole mates. She is back to herself now no more endless fighting. She is with family. And will be watching over you always and remain in your heart. Love and prayers to you Dale.

  • Mary Lou was such a kind person, I first met her while attending the Mesa PD academy. She was always pleasant and willing to help. Our prayers are with her family during this time.

  • Patricia Losey & Don Losey

    So sorry for your loss Dale. She was such a wonderful person. Prayers.

  • I had the pleasure of working with Mary Lou at the MPD Training Facility for about five years. She was one of the kindest and most humble people I have ever met. I enjoyed the conversations we often had when I would visit you at your desk in the mornings. Thanks for always making me smile Mary Lou. Prayers and condolences to her family.

  • Clarence f.( Wittman (Butch) & Familyl

    MaryLou was a great friend and loved by all. We had fun at our trips to Milwaukee for meetings for the bowling Assn. We will miss her a lot!

  • Clarence f. Wittman

    You are missed!

  • Larry & Jan Watkins

    So sorry for your loss. Please accept our thoughts, prayers, and condolences. I really miss having coffee with you two at your house. I will never forget You two wonderful people and friends.

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