Vicki Tobin
Vicki Tobin

Obituary of Vicki Lynn Tobin

Vicki was born and raised in Seattle in the house her father built. She went to St. Matthew’s for elementary and middle school and graduated from Ingraham High School. She continued her education at Everett Community College and started her career as a court reporter. Eventually, a rep from Boeing happened to see her quick typing skills and told her to come work for him. The rest is history and she worked there for over 33 years. Her career quickly adapted to a customer service role to the plane buyers and then she found her sweet spot of event planning. She planned all the party’s for all the new planes being sold and delivered. She encountered numerous celebrities and dignitaries. Her favorites being Prince Philip, John Travolta whom she made a tuna sandwich for and ate lunch with him as well as the Dali Lama who gave her a blessing. Her job took her to Montreal, Quebec where she stayed at the home of the President of Air Canada and his wife. They adored Vicki. She also spent weeks in New Zealand with the President of Air New Zealand. She ended up extending her trip there as she loved it so much and toured the whole country. In addition, she flew to Israel on the first jumbo jet ever purchased. It was such a security risk that Israel had fighter jets guide the plane into landing. Vicki loved Israel and was able to tour many holy sites and structures. Vicki spent her younger years as a teacher at Snoqualmie Pass. She loved teaching the little ones to ski and she continued skiing as much as she could into her 40’s. Further, in addition to her job at Boeing, Vicki took a side job at Columbia Winery as tour guide. She was so popular there that customers specifically asked for her to provide the tours. She absolutely loved wineries and travelled to most that our state had in addition to trips to Napa. Vicki loved her friends dearly and never missed a get together, a birthday party, a kids graduation or anything her friends hosted. She was known as the life of the party and always had the gift of funny conversation. She had the best sense of humor. She loved her family enormously too. She helped take care of her mother when she moved in with John after losing her husband. She also at one time had taken in her grandmother Nelly that had taken ill. She had a heart of gold. She also loved her nephew Lars. She attended as many baseball, and soccer games that she could. She would even help out at his school with Lisa for numerous class party’s and crafts. She just adored him. She loved Christmas especially. She was known for her beautiful Christmas decorations. Her home closets were stuffed with Christmas decorations all year long. She couldn’t wait to put up her tree and Christmas villages. She wasn’t known as much of a “cook” but she did have a couple signature dishes. She was always known to bring her famous lime jello salad to holidays. Everyone looked forward to it. Further, her pork chops with white gravy was exceptional. We could always count on if we were going to her house for dinner that would be what were having, but we didn’t mind. :) Vicki loved to garden and she had a secret sauce as she called it to make her flowers grow like Edmonds in Bloom. Her neighbors were jealous of how beautiful her deck was in the summer time. Vicki adored animals. And they loved her back. She was like a brunette Betty White. She rescued an abandoned kitty in her condo complex named Skia and he was her best buddy til the end. She treated him like royalty and anyone that knew her knew about Skia. Vicki loved animals so much that on a trip to Lake Chelan she came across some fish that were caught and tied to a chain at a dock. She let each one of them go:0) She loved all her friends dogs and cats too and they adored her too. She led a great life and leaves this earth with many, many friends, a family that loved her and a lifetime of memories.
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