Family and friends have said goodbye to Vicky McKim, and are sharing this remembrance:
Victoria Lynn Kaiser McKim
October 30, 1947 – July 6, 2013
Vicky went home into the loving arms of her Savior Jesus after courageously fighting mesothelioma. Her steadfast faith sustained her throughout her treatment and she was a willing witness for Christ.
Vicky was born and raised in Springfield, Ohio, the oldest of five daughters, to Roger and Joan Kaiser. She was active in vocal and dramatic activities, both in and outside of school. She graduated with a BS in Education from Otterbein College and taught elementary school in New Albany and Harrisburg, Ohio, and then regularly substitute-taught in several parochial schools, primarily at Hope Lutheran School in Seattle.
Vicky and Ken, founding owner of Greentree Animal Hospital in West Seattle, began “going steady” in high school, a love affair that continued for more than 50 years.
They were married in December 14, 1968 in Springfield, Ohio and lived in Columbus, Ohio until Ken graduated from Veterinary College in 1971. They then moved to West Seattle and never left. Jennifer was born in 1972 and Jeremy in 1975. She enjoyed many fun times camping and hiking with her family and friends, loved to scrapbook, and invested time in her friends.
She was an active member of Hope Lutheran Church, where she most loved to sing in the choir. She also served on the School Board and Call Committees, as well as serving in many other activities. She was an outstanding cook and baker who did not hesitate to share her culinary skills and creations with many.
She was an exceptionally devoted grandmother, spending time and traveling often to visit her six grandchildren. She also enjoyed times in Cle Elum, Washington, at Ken and Vicky’s retirement property. Most of all, she treasured the time she spent with her Lord, praying, listening, worshipping and sharing her love of Christ.
Vicky is survived by her loving husband Ken, daughter Jennifer (Glenn) and their three sons Owen, Ian and Seth; son Jeremy (Sydel) and their daughter Bailey and sons Hunter and Sam; her mother Joan Kaiser and sisters Christy, Becky (Denny), Connie and Mindy (Bruce), along with two nieces, seven nephews and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins.
A memorial service was held on July 20, 2013 at Hope Lutheran Church. Memorial gifts can be given in her name to Hope Lutheran Church in West Seattle.
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