Victoria Gertrude Todd
May 4, 1921 – April 28, 2020
Victoria G. Todd, 98, of Indianapolis departed this life April 28, 2020. She was born May 4, 1921 in Indianapolis to William K. and Selema (Freije) Todd. Victoria graduated from St. Joan of Arc grade school and St. Mary's Academy. During WWII she volunteered for the USO, the Armed Services Center, and served meals to Lebanese-American soldiers. Later she worked as a photographer at Photo-Reflex, L Strauss and Jacobsons. Victoria loved to shop for others (and for herself too!).
Victoria was very active with the American Syrian and Lebanese Association where she served on the Board of Directors, the Scholarship Committee, and was elected Humanitarian and Woman of the Year respectively.
Victoria was a classy, gentle soul with a keen mind who valued and enjoyed her family very much. She is survived by her brother, Vincent W. (Suzanne) Todd; niece, Dr. Katy Todd (Dr. Sam Yingst); nephews, Vince (Cindy) Todd, Jr. and Joseph (Kelly) Todd; great nieces, Zoe, Laurel, Grace and Althea Yingst; Mia, Maddie, Megan and Olivia Todd; and great nephews, Alex and Cooper Todd. She was known to all of her great nieces and great nephews as "Aunt Tude". She was preceded in death by her sisters, Violet, Virginia and Vivian; and her brother, Victor.
The family would like to sincerely thank Sister Susan Dinnin and Mrs. Sally Vollmer for their compassionate visits and care for the last several years and the staff at the Forum at the Crossing.
Due to current distancing and stay-at-home restrictions, no visitation or funeral mass or graveside service will be held. Please remember Victoria in your prayers.
Contributions in Victoria's memory may be made to The Heroes Foundation.
- Vincent W. Todd (Suzanne), Brother
- Dr. Katy Todd (Dr. Sam Yingst), Niece
- Vince Todd Jr. (Cindy), Nephew
- Joseph Todd (Kelly), Nephew
- Zoe Yingst, Great Niece
- Laurel Yingst, Great Niece
- Grace Yingst, Great Niece
- Althea Yingst, Great Niece
- Mia Todd, Great Niece
- Megan Todd, Great Niece
- Olivia Todd, Great Niece
- Alex Todd, Great Nephew
- Cooper Todd, Great Nephew
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Victoria Gertrude Todd
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May 21, 2020
I remember every time we would go for a visit my sisters would play with the toys in the box in the corner and me and my mom would sit down and talk with Aunt tude. After a few minutes my sisters would get bored and Aunt tude would offer us candy or any sugary treat and my mom would say no and my sisters would beg my mom for what ever Aunt tude was offering. I used to be just like my sisters until I grew up and realized just how special these visits were. Sadly this change was only about 10 months ago and I live all the way across the world from America in Zambia. We only go back to visit in the summer and I wish I could have spent longer with my great aunt. Reading other people's memories is nice because I didn't know much about Aunt tude besides a few stories hear and there. And I know that as long as one person remembers her she will always be here with us.
May 16, 2020
To the Todd Family,
I was lucky to work for Vickie in the early 1980’s at L.Strauss. She was a wonderful person whom I truly respected. Through my career in retail I would ask myself “what would Vickie do?”. She was kind, smart and true to her faith.
A true role model for me. I will be forever grateful to have had her in my life.
My thoughts and prayers to all of you.
May you Rest In Peace Vickie...until we meet again. God Bless.
May 7, 2020
Offering a condolence from my sister, Edna Leonard McAndrews. Vicki and Edna were friends in the 1950's and 60's. I met Vicki a few times when, as a teenager from Southern Indiana, I would visit Edna in the summer. Vicki was very friendly, welcoming and a fun person. The photo of her is lovely. Edna has severe dementia, and resides in an Assisted Living facility. When restrictions are lifted and I can visit her again, I will give Vicki's obituary to her. My prayers to the family.
May 3, 2020
I was so sorry to read of your sister's passing. In this unprecedented of times, my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.