Vickie Lynn Gavin
Date Of Birth: 12/14/1953
Date of Death: 07/02/2013
Vickie Lynn Gavin peacefully passed away Tuesday, July 2 2013 at Portland St. Vincent’s Hospital at 8:36am. She was only 59 years old. Born in Portland Oregon, December 14 1953, her parents were Bill and Barbara Gavin. She has two sisters and one brother. She is survived by two children: son Shawn and daughter Nicole; and three grandchildren: Jack, Zoe, and Dax.
Vickie was a kind, caring person who cared about all living things; human and animal. She loved spending time with all of her children and cats, as nothing else in life mattered. Gone way too soon, she will be truly and dearly missed.
A private invitation only wake in the honor of Vickie will be held on August 4 2013 at 1:00pm.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in honor of Vickie to Feral Cat Coalition of Oregon online or mailed to FCCO, P.O. Box 82734, Portland, OR 97282.
Vickie attended schools I did. She had many smiles to go with her humor. She earned my respect early on for her athleticism and courage, competing with boys & girls successfully. I’ll remember her courage to do and say what she wanted freely. From the start of school years to 40 years after our paths crossed in schools, Vickie was Vickie. As with her family and friends, our loss on July 2, 2013 .
I worked with Vickie for about a year at the Cat Adoption Team. Her dedication and hard work to the animals will always stick with me. She worked long hours, sacrificed a lot, and always spoke her mind with courage. She has touched many lives.
I met Vickie in late 1999 when I was looking for a cat-sitter. We quickly became good friends, and I cherished that friendship. Vickie was always generous with her heart and her time, and went out of her way to help me when I was in a kitty predicament. She was by my side during the euthanasia of my last two cats, and I was so grateful to have such a caring friend. She greeted me with “Hey girl”!, and we always ended our conversations with “I love you.” I miss her more than I can put into words. I will miss her distinctive voice, her big laugh, and her enormous heart.
I love you, Vickie. Thank you for being such a wonderful part of my life. I’m so sorry your time here was so short, but I will see you (and all of our cats) in another place and time. xo