In Loving Memory…Calinda

InMemoriamIt’s a very sad time for the Equessense team. We have lost a most valued and special family member. On May 24, 2014, Calinda Vickrey, passed away in her home in Marion, Texas. Calinda was a loyal and loving friend. She generously gave much of her time, energy and financial support to Equessense.

She was an accomplished horse person and was willing to share her knowledge and skills by teaching a horsemanship class to our volunteers. This effort exponentially increased safety, risk management and efficiency. As a licensed insurance agent, she researched our insurance policies in depth and helped us meet compliance mandates of which we had been unaware.


She guided us in the training and refining of new and/or spoiled horses. She tirelessly helped in the treatment and doctoring of horses that fell ill or were injured. And for a recent play day she and her husband, Clyde donated the beautiful trophies and one third of the medals because it was her mission to insure that our athletes possess a tangible representation of their success to accentuate their pride.

In her 59 years of life she contributed much to the world and to Equessense. We love her and already miss her terribly.

Gone but not forgotten, you are always in our hearts. Rest in Peace dear friend.


“One of Gods angels has left the earth to join Him in Heaven.  On May 24, 2014 Calinda Ann Vickrey passed away in her home in Marion, Texas.

In her 59 years of life she contributed much to the world. She was a loving wife, mother, and grandmother. She was also an accomplished businesswoman and horse person.  She generously gave much of her time and energy to an equestrian therapy organization for children with special needs. She was a loyal and loving person who cared deeply for her family and friends.

She is survived by Clyde Vickrey, her husband of 26 years, her daughter Chelaine Vickrey and grandson Christian Vickrey, her mother Margaret Staudt, her sister Bernie Henington, her stepdaughters Michelle Vickrey and Melinda Lee, her stepsons Greg Vickrey and Alan Vickrey, as well as many grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Memorial services were held at Schertz Funeral Home at 2217 F.M. 3009 in Schertz, Texas on Wednesday, May 28th 2014 at 3:00pm.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to the equine therapy program to which she was extremely dedicated.

Donations may be sent to Equessense Therapeutic Horse Play, 6062 Youngsford Road, Marion, TX, 78124 or online at You are invited to sign the electronic guestbook at”

One Response to In Loving Memory…Calinda

  1. Chelaine Vickrey says:

    Words can not express how grateful I am for this beautiful tribute to my mother.. It brought tears to my eyes, we love her so much and she will be greatly missed. I am so happy that she was able to be apart of this amazing program..
    My family and I would like to thank you all for your love an support during this difficult time. We love all of you so much!!

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