- 59 years old
- Date of birth: Oct 15, 1950
- Place of birth:
Ohio, United States
- Date of passing: Mar 26, 2010
- Place of passing:
Florida, United States
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"I believe that this particular "Vicki" was one of my old friends from Cinti, OH, when we both attended "Westwood Primary School" when she lived "up the street" from me (about 4 houses up) on La Feuille Avenue. We were friends when we were both about 5, 6, or 7 years old. If this is the correct "Vicki," she had a friendly, courteous manner about her even when she was just 7 years old. Vicki and I also had another thing in common: we were both "only" children, so I greatly appreciated having a friend who lived just up the street from me who lived close by and who also attended my Primary School (which was Kindergarten through 3rd grade). I can't remember when (what year exactly) that Vicki and her family moved to Florida (except that it was supposedly because of Vicki's asthma), but I never knew of Vicki having any problems. My maiden name was "Hockman," but I don't think that Vicki and I would have been in the same photos at school since Vicki was about 1 or 2 years/grades ahead of me. I'm 66 years old now (also born in 1950), so possibly Vicki was just one year ahead of me in school (since I was "held-back" so I was one of the "oldest" in my Class, which made me in the High School graduation Class of 1969). I still live on the "West Side" of Cinti (but in Green Township, near Oak Hills High School), but I wanted Vicki's children to know that I, also, among many other folks, were honored to call "Vicki" one of my childhood friends back during the mid 1950's. Please accept my belated sympathy as I just happened to do a "Google-Search" on Vicki's name and found this website. The photos posted here (even though these were photos from her adult-years) look alot like the childhood-chum that I knew on La Feuille Avenue. Thanks for posting this tribute to your dear Mother and special Friend !!"
"VIcki was the first friend I made after moving to Fl. In 1969. I was 18 years old and very nervous about my first day at Broward Community College. I walked into the campus bathroom and there was Vicki. "Hi" she said, with her sparkly eyes and smile as wide as the Grand Canyon! We introduced ourselves and became fast friends! We went on to FAU and both entered the College of Education and our friendship became deeper. We had great times together as we prepared for our weddings and often spent weekends going out with our spouses or just visiting at one another's home. We eventually moved further west and didn't see each other as frequently, but Vicki always stayed in touch! On birthdays or holidays I could always count on a call from Vicki! My family adored her and my only regret is that we were out of the country when she passed and I was not able to be at her service. She was truly a special lady! One of the most positive people I have ever met! I will never forget my friend Vicki!"
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