In loving memory of

Victoria Lee Stafford
February 6, 1957 - December 19, 2020

Victoria "Vikki" Lee Stafford, age 63, of Lakewood, Ohio, passed away on Saturday, December 19, 2020, at Israel Family Hospice House in Ames, following a recent cancer diagnosis.

Born February 6, 1957, in Cleveland, Ohio, Victoria Lee Stafford was the daughter of Alexander "Sandy" John and Phyllis June (Feighner) Darroch. She grew up in Ohio, where she attended Lakewood High School.

Vikki and Lyman's marriage was blessed with their three children, Alexander, SarahBelle, and Rachel.

As a mother, Vikki loved her children with all of herself. She was selfless in her generosity and forgiveness. She will be missed and her memory cherished. Vikki was a devoted Catholic. In earlier years, she enjoyed being a Sunday and catechism teacher, her involvement in the PTA, and her time as a Girl Scout leader.

Survivors include Lyman Stafford; their children, Alexander Stafford of Cleveland, OH, SarahBelle Stafford of Dorset, OH, and Rachel Stafford of Wickliffe, OH; two grandchildren, Jesse Allen Harnist, and Rosalie Hope Stafford; her step-father, Robert Basen of Rocky River, OH; two brothers, Patrick (Karen) Darroch of Lakewood, OH, and Kenneth Darroch of Cleveland, OH; a half-brother, Dennis Basen of Ohio; as well as nieces, nephews, and other extended family members.

Vikki was preceded in death by her mother; father; her first husband, Gary Shafer; and a half-brother, Robert Basen.

Ames Monument & Cremation Center has been entrusted with the care of Victoria and her family. Memorial services will be held in Ohio at a future date. Condolences may be expressed online at


Dawn wrote on Jan 2, 2021:

"I'm so sorry for Vikki's family. Vikki was one of my best friends growing up in Lakewood, Ohio. Her family lived across the street from mine and we shared many great memories. I now know how blessed I was to talk to her shortly before her passing, she sounded weak but still had her sense of humor and a positive attitude. My heart aches here and now but for her I am glad she is with the Lord and those she loved that went before her. Smile down on us sweet Angel and forever be at peace. All my love your friend Dawn Marie!!"

Bridget Anne wrote on Dec 25, 2020:

"She will live on on the hearts of all of usvwho loved her dearly. Her laughter and smile; her generosity and forgiveness along with her boldness and stuborness will soon not be forgotten. Her life entwined in my own. Who she was is a part of who I am. Until I see you and mom again. Bridget Anne.?"

Patrick Darroch wrote on Dec 23, 2020:

"Vikki was my baby sister and I'm going to miss her . I loved her dearly! Pat "