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Vicki Lee Gill

Jul 4, 1957 - Oct 18, 2018
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On October 18, 2018 Vicki Lee Gill went home to the arms of Jesus. Her passing was peaceful with her family by her side from a long struggle with cancer. She is preceded in death by Paul & Lavina Sink, Paula (Phil) Smay. Survivors are her husband Stan Gill, her two sons Jared and Weston Gill, her sisters and brother, Linda (Marvin) Calahan, Jon (Michelle) Sink, and Marcy (Bobby) Brown.
 
Vicki graduated from A.C. Davis High School in 1975. She was involved with choir, Aeolians, and a small jazz group, Die Meistersingers. Singing was one of her many gifts that she enjoyed. Vicki traveled to Japan as an exchange student which was a highlight of her high school experience. After high school she attended YVCC. 
 
One Sunday, she attended the First Baptist church with her family which was close to her home.  The youth group was singing songs from the musical Godspell, and she was hooked. That’s where she wanted to go, to join the youth choir and get involved. That is where she met Stan Gill and they were married 5 years later in 1980. Soon after the wedding they were asked to teach the youth and never stopped. They taught Sunday school, ran the youth group, helped with activities and fundraisers. Vicki touched so many young lives with her warm heart, smile, and loving words. 
 
Vicki volunteered at the church whenever there was something that needed to be done, from painting to decorating. Her warm smile lit up the room wherever she was. Vicki went on a mission trip to El Salvador with her family and the church group.  What an experience that was! She brought her love for singing from the youth choir to the adult choir, and now to the heavenly choir where she can hit any note she wants to. 
 
Vicki worked at Fiddlesticks for many years. The ladies there weren’t just employees they were family, and her love for them never stopped. It was a joy to work there helping customers, wrapping gifts, and sorting freight. Whenever a female friend or family member would come to visit, the first place she would take them was Fiddlesticks. 
 
Activities she enjoyed were, cross stitch, planting flowers, volleyball, soccer, and yard sales. She had an eye for it and oh did she like red things. 
 
Family was one of the most important cornerstones in her life. She was born on the 4th of July, so the whole US celebrated her birthday with fireworks, food, and family. Any chance to get together with family was a party, and “the party didn’t start till Vicki showed up”, was so true. She filled the room with sunshine, hugs, and teasing jabs, to keep you on your toes. 
 
Vicki and Stan were blessed with two sons, Jared in 1985, and Weston in 1989. One of her favorite trips was to Portland to spend time with her boys. Food, laughs, and just to hang out was such a joy to her. They traveled as a family to Las Vegas, New Orleans, Laguna Beach for a wedding, and the Gill family reunion at the Grand Canyon.  Vicki and Stan went on two trips to Hawaii with dear friends that she really enjoyed. She traveled to Europe with her sister and two nieces. What a highlight in her life. But the one spot of heaven for her was the beach. Vicki could spend hours walking in the sand and hunting for seashells. That’s where her heart always longed to go, and she loved it every time she was able to. 
 
Vicki “Sunshine” is now in Heaven with our Lord. We stand confident that our hope and strength comes from Jesus and we will be reunited when it is our turn to go Home. 
 
A Memorial Service is planned for Saturday, November 17, 2018 at 11:00AM at First Baptist Church Comunidad Cristiana (112 N Pierce St., Yakima, 98902). Our family asks in lieu of flowers, that any donation be made to your favorite charity or can be given to the First Baptist Church Comunidad Cristiana memorial fund in the name of Vicki Gill, and sent in care of Brookside Funeral Home, (PO Box 1267, Moxee, WA 98936), who is caring for the family. 
 

 

 

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Nov 17, 2018: 11:00 AM

First Baptist Church Comunidad Cristiana

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