Vickie West was born Aug. 16, 1953 in Lewiston, ID. She went “home to heaven” on April 12, 2019 after a long fought battle with the disease Parkinson-plus. She passed away as she always hoped she would…. just drifted off peacefully.
As a child Vicki grew up in Southern Idaho where she attended many schools. Her family then relocated to Pierce in 1968, where she attended Timberline High School. She received many accolades during this time including winning State in discus in Track & Field, and being chosen as Royalty for both Pierce 1860 Days and Winter Carnival.
After graduating Vickie moved to Lewiston and went to work for Omark (currently Vista Outdoor) and remained there until she retired. Vickie always had a passion for building things, playing sports and helping others.
She met her best friend and companion Joy Turner 18 years ago and the two were virtually inseparable as they enjoyed travel, hunting, fishing, Nascar and many other things.
The two moved to Orofino six years ago where they felt they truly found a community to embrace. They immediately became beloved by all – and that feeling was mutual.
Vickie was preceded in death by her sister, Connie, but leaves behind a legacy of family who absolutely adored her.
Parents: John and Melissa West of Lewiston; sister, Linda (Jim) Whitney of Granville; brothers, Larry (Millie) West of Newport, WA and Tom (Teri) West of Lewiston.
Though Vickie never had children, she supported and loved all her nieces and nephews as though they were her own.
In the midst of the storm of this debilitating disease Vickie’s faith never wavered. She often told us she was honored that God felt she was strong enough to battle something this big. She has touched many lives, none more than the vast number of family and friends she leaves behind.
There will be a Celebration of Life service honoring her May 18 at the Orofino Community Church (14233 Highway 12) in Orofino.
In leui of flowers the family asks that donations be made to Orofino Community Church or to St. Jude’s Medical Center.