Vicki Elaine Schaumburg Byrum, 64, passed away at Providence Alaska Medical Center on December 3, 2012.
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Vicki was born on November 24, 1948 in Fort Dodge, Iowa. She moved to Anchorage in 1978 with her former husband, Bill Byrum.
Vicki worked at Beef & Sea, Golden Lion, Director of Catering at West Coast International Inn, Catering Sales Manager at the Sheraton Anchorage Hotel, Director of Catering at Marx Bros Cafe, and owner-operator of Scoots Express.
Vicki was a member of the AMVETS Ladies Auxiliary, Post 49, Women of the Moose, Fraternal Order of Eagles #4207 and former member and President of NACE.
Vicki enjoyed softball, bowling, darts, dancing, gardening, and camping.
Vicki was enthusiastic, energetic and "high-on-life." She had a sense of humor and a positive attitude. There was never a dull moment when Vicki was around. She made people smile and feel good about themselves. Vicki was cherished and loved by all who knew her - as a loving mother and friend.
Vicki was preceded in death by her daughter Michelle Lynn (Mitchell) Byrum; her father Chester A. Schaumburg; mother Blanche A. Cerny Schaumburg and sister-in-law Denae' J. Helmick Schaumburg.
Vicki is survived by her daughter Christina Byrum and her husband Gerald Dirks of Anchorage; sisters Peggy Williams - Gillespie and husband Gilbert of Albuquerque, NM, Lori Downey of Ida Grove, IA; brothers Ronald Schaumburg and wife Robin of Eagle Grove, IA, John Schaumburg of Albuquerque, NM; special friend Randy Fuller and many other family and friends.
A memorial service will be held at Mountain View Community Church, 4301 Mountain View Drive, at 12:30 p.m. Saturday, December 15th and a Celebration of Life on Sunday, December 16th at the Anchorage Historic Hotel, 330 E Street, from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Arrangements were entrusted to Kehl's Legacy Funeral Home.
Published in adn.com from December 13 to December 14, 2012