Victoria Jane Hemner

On November 17, 2017, Victoria Jane Hemner passed peacefully into the loving arms of her Heavenly Father.

Vicki was born January 27, 1948 in Eau Claire, WI to Fred and Charlotte Anderson who preceded her in death. Vicki graduated in 1966 from North High in Eau Claire. She attended Chippewa Valley Technical  College and studied both computer science and nursing. Vicki’s career included driving school bus for the Eau Claire Area School District for more than 10  years. She then joined the IRS and worked in both the Eau Claire and Seattle offices for 22  years before retiring.

Vicki met the love of her life, Eugene (Gene) Hemner in 1963 and they married on January 16, 1971.  During their 46 years together, they lived in Eleva WI, Eau Claire WI, Everett WA and settled in Oak Harbor Washington.

Vicki was a voracious reader. Although allergic to cats, she volunteered at the Noah Animal Shelter. Her passion for card making resulted in the design and creation of mini works of arts enjoyed by family and friends. This included making the wedding invitation for her niece Leigha. Vicki will be deeply  missed by her card making circle of friends at the Collage Card shop in Oak Harbor.

Survivors include her husband Gene, brother Fred (Renae) Anderson Stillwater MN, nieces Karah Anderson, Fargo ND, Leigha (Matt) Barta, Andover, MN, Brother-in-law Rodney (Dawn) Hemner, Bloomington, IL and longtime friends Frank & Cheryl Akey (over 50 years) Chippewa Falls, WI and Carroll and John Winkler (25 years) Ferndale, WA. along with other close and much loved family and friends.

There will be a gathering of friends and family at 1:00 p.m. on Monday, November 27 at Wallin Funeral Home in Oak Harbor, Cremation rites have been accorded and internment will be at Sunnyside Cemetery, Coupeville, WA.

Enjoying the beauty of the setting sun was one of Vicki’s favorite pastimes and they will be a lasting reminder of a very special lady who graced our lives with her kindness and extraordinary generosity. In lieu of flowers, donations to a charity of your choice and paying forward a kindness would honor  Vicki’s memory.

Friends and family are encouraged to share memories and condolences at www.wallinfuneralhome.com.