Nelsen Williamsburg


Vicki Lynn Friend

August 22, 1942October 12, 2021

Vicki Lynn Friend, 79, passed away peacefully at Hospice House in Williamsburg, VA, on October 12, 2021.

She is survived by her husband, Peter Keith Friend; brothers, Michael Lovensheimer and Terry Lovensheimer; sisters, Judith Witt (James) and Connie Semmler; sisters-in-law, Joan Lovensheimer and Florence Lovensheimer; as well as many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, William Frank and Frieda Ruth Lovensheimer; and her brothers, Frank Lovensheimer and Mark Lovensheimer.

Due to her father’s career in the U.S. Army, Vicki and the family traveled to Germany and ended up in Hawaii, where she stayed and eventually married Peter. While in Hawaii, Vicki created and opened a joint military housing office. She had an outstanding career with the U.S. Government for 30 years.

Vicki was multi-talented and creative. She loved gardening, sewing, and many different crafts. She was a former member of the Windwood Coves Garden Club, and enjoyed volunteering and sharing her talents with the memory care residents at Patriots Colony.

A loving and giving lady with a great sense of humor, Vicki will be missed by all her friends and family members.

A service will take place at Nelsen Funeral Home, 3785 Strawberry Plains Rd., Williamsburg, on Tuesday, October 19 at 11:00 AM. The family will receive friends for one hour prior and a livestream of the service will be available on the Nelsen Facebook page. Interment will be held at Quantico National Cemetery on Wednesday, October 20 at 2:00 PM.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to either Hospice House of Virginia or the ASPCA.


  • Visitation

    Tuesday, October 19, 2021

  • Service

    Tuesday, October 19, 2021


  • Interment

    Wednesday, October 20, 2021


Vicki Lynn Friend

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Jackie Annis

October 19, 2021

There are so many fabulous memories to share. I loved spending time with you when you would come to visit Bonnie or when we were able to visit you and Peter at Fawn Lake. Although you were Bonnie's friend, you soon became my friend as well.

The trip the three of us took to WV to ride the train was wonderful. A truly wonderful weekend. We discovered the fabric store and Blenko Glass. I shared with you my love for four legged fur friends. Even after mom passed I so much enjoyed visiting you in Williamsburg. Sitting on the porch enjoying the day or a visit from a neighbor and then marching off to the Pottery Factory. I should have bought that silly train! LOL.

I loved Vicki so very much for all of the memories, and for the fabulous, vibrant, smart and talented woman she was. I hope to keep her always in my heart. I miss you already Vicki. Love you...Jackie

Michael Friend

October 16, 2021

I have many great memories of my step mother. The one I would like to share though is about how much I loved her cooking. She had some great recipes and put much love into preparing and sharing meals with her loved ones. I loved it all but it was her spagetti sauce, it was hands down the best ever and I for one made sure she knew it everytime she made it. I love gardening too so we shared time talking and gardening aswell, not much as I live in Canada but we had many vacations at mom and dads and their gardens were truly amazing.
We tried to have a family vacation last summer but due to circumstances we had to postpone. I so wish mom could have met her great grandsons Wyatt and Aaron Jones.
I love and miss you so very much Mom.
Your son Michael Friend.