OBITUARY

Vickie Vick L Colby Means

February 12, 1955June 3, 2011

Vickie Lue Means, 56 of Troutdale OR, passed away on Friday, June 3, 2011. She was born on February 12, 1955 in Vancouver, Washington to Fay Olen and Viola Mary (Bebee) Colby. She grew up in Longview where she graduated from High School in 1973. Vickie married Steven Eugene Means on June 25, 1983 in Vancouver, Washington. She worked for Delta Industries as an office manager for 23 years. She loved cooking, reading books and time spent with her family. There are not enough words to describe Vickie however the key words would be: loving, gentle, compassionate, dedicated and devoted.

She is survived by her husband Steven Means of Troutdale OR; son Michael Means of Troutdale OR; daughter Katie Tucker (Jeremy) of Troutdale OR; sisters Roxy Arundel of Otis OR, Kathy Fairchild of Siletz Bay OR and Arlene Thompson of Washington and grandchildren Baily Tucker, Brandon Tucker and Dawson Tucker. She was preceded in death by her parents and sister Marilyn Allen.

A Celebration of Vickie’s Life will be held at 1:00pm on Saturday, June 11, 2011 at The Chapel, 27132 SE Stark, Troutdale OR 97060. Arrangements entrusted to Bateman Carroll Funeral Home in Gresham, Oregon.

Any donations would be greatly appreciated to help with Vickie's cancer expenses that have been accrued. Donations can be made at or sent to the following: Vickie L. Means Memorial Fund Wells Fargo Bank Troutdale Instore 2501 SW Cherry Park Rd.Troutdale, OR 97060

There will be a donation box set up at the church in honor of Vickie.

Services

  • Memorial Service Saturday, June 11, 2011
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Vickie Vick L Colby Means

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Crystal Hammer

September 13, 2011

Vickie - Thank you so much for your sweet spirit, your kindness, compassion, and generosity. Your friendship was a gift and I appreciate you being there for me during a particularly difficult time for me. You will never know how much of an impact you made on my life. You are and will be greatly missed & I think and pray for your family daily. Thank you for sharing your life with all of us.

Terri & Chuck Blanco

August 16, 2011

Dearest Steve and family. My contact with your sweet Vickie was very brief. I met her at the Clinic in Reno and was immediately drawn to her wonderful attitude and light filled spirit. She honestly felt she would beat the Cancer Monster and so did I. We are deeply saddened that she has left but, please take comfort knowing she is still here with us and she surely knows how much she was loved by everyone she touched. I feel Blessed to have met her and for the few short moments I spent with her. May God give the strength to go forward and find peace in knowing we will all be together again someday. Our Prayers are with you and your family.
Love and Blessings,
Terri & Chuck Blanco

Brenda Smith

August 16, 2011

Brenda & Bob Smith

August 15, 2011

Steve, we were so sad to hear the news you brought us at the clinic today of Vickie's passing. Our love and prayers are with you and your family. She is gone way too soon and we know that it has left a large open space in your heart. Continue on in her memory and carry her love with you everywhere you go. She was taken so suddenly and so soon, we are so sorry. Love and hugs from Brenda & Bob Smith (we met at Century Wellness Clinic where Bob was also a patient)

July 17, 2011

Vickie,
I would look at you and thought you were involved with someone. I would talk to your best friend Sue and she gave me a big push to ask you out, that was the best thing I did. We went skiing at Mt Hood Meadows and had a great time on the mountain. That was the beginning of a great life together, I remember where and when we kissed each other for the first time.

We started falling in love and then on your 28th birthday with the help of Sue I got a singing telegram, they brought a bunch of balloons and big chocolate kiss. When I came into the bank to cash my check one of the guys i was with asked about the balloons. She eventually would find out who gave them to her. When Vick asked if I knew where they came from, my face gave her the answer, it was bright red.

Vickie you are the bright light I loved so much for 28 years and for 28 years you gave me so much love every day. you are the most wonderful wife, mother and friend, we both were looking forward to the new grand baby, you would have been the greatest grandmother a child could have had. I am going to miss your soft voice, your smile, the laughter, the love you gave me and the love you gave Katie & Michael. I know that baby Dawson will be missing your hugs and kisses. I miss telling you that I love you in the morning and you telling me before I'd go to work, I miss telling each other how much we loved each other before we would go to sleep and telling each other sweet dreams every night. i miss cooking dinner with each other, I felt we worked as a team. As parents our kids turned out pretty good.

I really miss the spur of the moment things we would do like going for drives or even a ride on the Harley. I know god had plans for you but I am not ready to give you up, I guess I am selfish because I would still want to be by your side in this battle with cancer, we know that cancer was going away slowly. i know if you were here I would get through this fatal truck wreck I had with a 23 year old man that hit me head on. I am having a very hard time dealing with this.

Vickie we treated each other as if we were still dating after 28 years of marriage, you are still my best friend and my lover, I will never forget you. i want to thank god that we wrapped our arms around each other and told each other I love you on June 2, 2011 and we told each other we loved each other more then when we got married on June 25, 1983. I am so sad that we will not grow old together.

We will be together again, we are together forever and I will always love you. Vickie I will see you again.

I love you,
Steve

June 27, 2011

Sorry for your loss. I was fortunate enough to be your best man and can think of many good times we had. Hot August Nights were always fun. What i remember most is that i can not ever recall hearing Vicki get angry. Heaven knows we gave her plenty of chances ( Steve you know what i mean ). She was a great friend and will be missed. I am looking forward to seeing her again in Heaven. Remember the good times. Gary

Rhonda Hess Fisher

June 22, 2011

So sorry to hear about Vickie. My prayers to the family. I worked with her at the bank where she met Steve. I will always remember her smile which could light up a room and her very large heart. She will be greatly missed.

DR Maged

June 16, 2011

Dear Steve and Family,
In these difficult and sad days I know that there are no words to describe your loss. Yet, I thank God for our memories because that is the only way I will remember Vickie. Vickie the courageous lady who faced cancer and laughed in it's face, full of faith and hope that she would win. Vickie the loving caring person who was always there for those whom she loved. That's how I will always remember her.

Blessings,
Dr. Maged

your sister Roxy

June 13, 2011

Not enough words to express, as sisters growing through the years,we bickered,we laughed,we talked, we shared, and we cried. We had each others backs and loved each other.You grew into a wonderful, strong,honest and loving women giving always to others through theese qualities.You touched everyone you ever met in some way with your wisdom and sincerety. I will miss you more than can be expressed, your voice,your laughter, your calmness, even your sarcasm at times.You were my babysister but, oh so much more. When our heavenly father called you home he must have really needed you, cause he left a big hole here in many lives. I'll love you always and i know that your loiving spirit will watch over us all. Love always your sis Roxy

your sister Kathy

June 13, 2011

vickie was my baby sister for 56 years. we talked laughed cried over a lot of things but i never thought i would be saying good-bye this early in her life. she was a beautiful fun loving sister. i will miss her very much. i know she hears me when i say aprayer, and its hard not to be able to call her. she always looked for the good in people. she is the baby of 5 of us. i love you and miss you ,there is so much to say , not enough paper to really put it all down,you will always be in my heart little sister. love kathy