She was born March 28th, 1927 to the parents of Fred and Suzanna Kelp of Deer Park, Washington.
She was the 11th of 13 children and a long-time resident of Spokane, WA.
She is survived by her loving husband, Bill E. Harrington, whom she was married to for over 67 years.
Vickie is survived by 3 of her 4 children; Annie McDowell and her husband Bill McDowell, Joseph Harrington and his wife Kathy Harrington, Julie Harrington-Vela and her husband Rich Vela, all residents of Spokane, WA.
She is survived by 4 of her 5 grandchildren; Michelle Bott-Graham, Lori Hammes and her husband Eric Hammes, Joseph Harrington Jr. and Brandi Vela.
She is also survived by 7 great-grandchildren; Justin, William, Jessica, Benny, Ellie, Max and Eden.
Vickie was preceded in death by her first born baby boy, Benny Harrington, who went to his heavenly home at 4 months old in February of 1947.
She was also preceded in death by her sweet, loving granddaughter, Tiffany Harrington who was also called home to her Lord at 27 years old on December 11th, 2011.
She has missed them both dearly and is now reunited with them!
Vickie is also preceded in death by 11 siblings.
Two of whom were babies.
Five brothers; Freddie Kelp, Jr., Bob Kelp, Bruce Kelp George Kelp, and Bill Kelp.
Four sisters; Susie Rittgarn, Ethel Sappington, Violet Lucht, and Katy Settle.
She is survived by one sister, Alice Kelp.
Vickie worked many years along side her husband in their grocery store businesses.
She enjoyed being a home maker and provided a warm and comfortable home environment.
She loved her children and grandchildren.
She loved cooking, baking, making home made bread and cinnamon rolls, fudge, taffy, etc.
were among the many talents she learned from her English mother, and enjoyed by many.
During the late 70’s and early 80’s, she enjoyed traveling on the tennis circuit with her daughter Julie.
She loved Bingo, card playing and doing puzzles.
Traveling to LasVegas with friends and family was also a highlight for many years.
She loved having her hair done by her hairdresser “Cheryl” and she loved her Chai Tea, “Werther’s Original” candies, and also cookies from her special friend ‘Francis’.
Vickie loved going out to eat and did so daily the last few years.
Her last day here on earth was spent at one of her favorite places to eat and in the car on her way home that afternoon, she exclaimed ” Isn’t this a Beautiful Day” !
And it surely was!
We will miss her…her love and caring, her strong will, even her stubborn ways, and especially her sweet smile and beautiful eyes!
A Memorial service will take place in February 2013.