Vicki Lynn Orton

Vicki Lynn Orton of Montrose passed away at 6:50 a.m. on Friday, Jan. 23 at Montrose Regional Hospital from complications with respiratory syncytial virus and pneumonia. Vicki was born in Belvidere, South Dakota and educated in Yankton, South Dakota. 

Vicki lived in Leadville with her husband Orson Orton until 2018, when they moved to Montrose. Throughout her career, Vicki  worked as a registered nurse at the Climax Mine infirmary and St. Vincent General Hospital in Leadville, as well as Canon City Correctional and Buena Vista Correctional, where she helped set up a boot camp program. Her last job was at Lake County Public Health. 

Vicki was preceded in death by her mother Gladys Jensen, father Claude Rada and step-father Bud Hix. She is survived by her husband Orson of Alamosa.

“She was a wonderful person and loving wife,” her family said. “She will be missed terribly by her husband, friends, cousins, nieces and nephew.”