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Victoria "Vicki" Tyler
February 28, 1946 ~ November 12, 2023 (age 77) 77 Years Old
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Victoria Tyler passed away peacefully on November 12, 2023, in North Bend, Oregon. She was 77.
Vicki was born Victoria Jean Keck on February 28, 1946, in Boston, Massachusetts, to the late Abner Watson Keck and Bertha Patricia Keck.
The daughter of a career military father, Vicki moved frequently as her father transferred from posting to posting. She lived in Boston, Philadelphia, Astoria, Guam, San Diego, and Norfolk Virginia.
Vicki combined a keen wit, above-average intelligence and a stubbornness that could be simultaneously endearing and frustrating. As remembered by her younger brother Alan, she was a kind and thoughtful 'big sister', but as a daughter, she used her intractable determination to push a war-hardened, 30-year Navy veteran to his limits as a father. For Alan, it was delightful to watch. She was a good sister who always thought of him and helped make his childhood a little more enjoyable. And, more importantly, as Alan recalls, she was a good human.
In 1962, as a 16-year-old high school junior in Norfolk, she met the love of her life, William 'Mike' Tyler. They were married three years later, on September 4, 1965. It was a marriage and a love story that would endure 58 years. After her husband joined the Navy, the family moved again as Mike's ship was home-ported first in Boston, then Long Beach, California. There, she played the role of 'navy wife', as Mike was serving overseas.
In 1970, after her spouse finished his military service, the family moved back to Norfolk where their daughter 'Laurie' was born. Soon, the family was moving again as Mike's job took them to Maryland. In 1975, the family moved once again to San Jose, California, where they would live for 25 years and raise two children and welcome three grandchildren to their lives. Vicki continued her career, working as a Senior Contracts Administrator for Ampex/Quantegy, a Contract Specialist for Tektronix, and served as a CFO for Tippecanoe Systems.
In 2001, her husband now retired, the family moved to Montana to care for Mike's mother, Mary and sister, Catherine. In 2006, another grandson was added to the Tyler family tree as Macallum 'Mac' Asher Tyler was born. Finally, in 2012, Vicki and Mike moved to Coos Bay to enjoy the weather and the coastal life.
During their 58-year marriage, Vicki and Mike traveled extensively, including multiple trips to Mexico, the Bahamas and Canada, a three-week vacation in Italy, a tour of Europe, including the UK, France, Germany, and Austria. Vicki and Mike loved spending time together, often taking their jeep on off-roading adventures every chance they got. A favorite destination was Death Vally.
Surviving Vicki's passing is son, William Michael 'Mike Jr' Tyler Jr.; daughter, Lauraine 'Laurie' Michelle Brown; two granddaughters, Emily Violet Brown and Sarah Elizabeth Brown; and two grandsons, Kevin Matthew Brown and Macallum Asher Tyler.
Victoria was an intelligent, kind, funny, adventurous, and loving person. She loved everyone, and everyone loved her. She made the world a better place.
Vicki will be dearly missed by her family, friends, and all who had the pleasure of knowing her. May her soul rest in eternal peace.
The funeral arrangements will be handled by the compassionate staff at Coos Bay Chapel, 541-267-3131 www.coosbayareafunerals.com