Vicki Jean Powley, age 68, passed away Monday, Oct. 8, 2012, in the Sky Lakes Medical Center due to complications of a stroke.
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Vicki was a lively lady with a kind and gentle soul, deep faith and conviction; she had a loving and generous heart and was always giving to others. She brought joy to all around her with her contagious laugh and genuine love for all.
She was born in Ottumwa, Iowa, on Dec. 17, 1943, to Wallace Gifford and Virginia M. Saltzgaver Campbell. She married her soulmate Ronald L. Powley on Nov. 29, 1963, in Eldon, Iowa; they spent 48 wonderful years together.
She and Ron moved to Klamath Falls in 1992. Vicki was a member of Klamath Lutheran Church, active with PEO Chapter CF, a charter member of Sunrise Rotary, a board member with the NW American Red Cross and chaired the annual Brats, Brews and Blues celebration benefiting Camp Evergreen, a grief camp for children, for 12 years. Vicki retired in 2009 as broker/owner of Real Estate Unlimited, having also been a Realtor in California for many years.
Vicki leaves her loving memories to be cherished by her husband Ron; children Shelly (Jay) Thorpe of Klamath Falls, Ore., Eric (Valerie) Powley of Lindenhurst, Ill., and Marcus (Joanna) Powley of Coos Bay, Ore.; grandchildren Benjamin and Joshua Thorpe, Jason and Matthew Powley, and Emma, Amanda and Kristina Powley; brother Bill (Mary) Campbell of Agency, Iowa; her mother-in-law Dorothy Hamilton of Klamath Falls; and brothers-in-law Larry (Sharon) Powley of Lawrence, Kan., and Tom (Vonnie) Powley and Eldon Powley of Klamath Falls. She also leaves behind many nieces, nephews and cousins and numerous close friends.
A celebration of Vicki's life will be Friday, Oct. 12, at 2 p.m. in Klamath Lutheran Church.
Memorials may be made to Camp Evergreen, Klamath Hospice at 4745 S. Sixth St., Klamath Falls, OR 97603.
Ward's Klamath Funeral Home, 541-882-4404, is in charge of the arrangements.
Published in Herald And News on Oct. 11, 2012