Posts tagged: Vickie Countryman
Vickie Countryman was one of those Spokane women everyone knew.
I met her in diversity work in the 1990s and for a brief time, we were part of “Circle of Friends” a short-lived but very fun KHQ noon show. Vickie was never shy on that show. She was a TV natural.
She did an origami workshop with our Spokesman diversity committee once, and she filled us in on etiquette when eating a traditional Japanese meal. “It's OK to slurp soup and make noises of enjoyment,” I remember her telling us.
She died suddenly on Jan. 18, at 49. She did a lot of good living, and good work, in those 49 years. Read her obit here. True to what Vickie might have wanted, her friends and family are waiting for her 50th birthday to really celebrate this amazing life.
A memorial service that promises to be packed is planned for Monday, March March 12, at the Community Building, 35 W. Main Street, Spokane from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.
If you knew Vickie, as almost everyone did, drop by to say goodbye. And celebrate. In the extended post below, read what Darlene Stevens, one of Vickie's many “fans,” wrote about her.
(Spokesman-Review archive photo of Vickie Countryman taken in 1996)