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Victoria Schill

November 11, 1943 - February 12, 2016

Victoria Schill was born in Honolulu, Hawaii on November 11, 1943, to Henry and Eunice Mark. She earned a Bachelors of Business Administration at University of Hawaii and moved to California after college, where she met her husband, Daniel Schill. The two were married in Carson City, Nevada on December 21,1968, and eventually moved to Oregon, where their children Linda and Matt were born. 
A long-time resident of Salem, Vicki  retired from her work as an accountant for the state of Oregon office of Public Defense Services in May 2015. She was an avid gardener who loved to show off and share from her abundant vegetable garden. Her grandchildren were a special delight to her. She will always be remembered for her gentle humility and sweet disposition. 
Vicki was preceded in death by parents Henry and Eunice; and husband Daniel Schill in 2001. She is survived by son Matt Schill of Corvallis; daughter Linda Copeland Stephen of Eureka, California; grandchildren Rori, Jonah, and Bradley Copeland; sisters Harriet Young and Carol Pauley; and brother Bennett Mark.
A memorial service will be held on Friday, February 19 at 2 pm, at Salem First Free Methodist Church 4455 Silverton Rd NE. 

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Dear Linda and Matt,
Your mom was such a dear sweet lady.  Always had a smile and a kind word.  She will be greatly missed.


You know how much I loved your Mama.  I will always treasure the time I spent with her especially the last few months. I hope I was able to make that time more bearable.  You are loved and prayed for by many.  Take care of yourselves.  Love, Ruth.

I was an attorney who worked in the same office as Vicki.  We often chatted in the lunch room.  Our conversations, although brief, were always enjoyable.  I am sorry for the loss of such an agreeable and lovely woman. 

My thoughts go out to Vicki's family.  She was a wonderful person, and I enjoyed our conversations at work. 

 Vicki is in my thoughts and prayers, from Susan, a co-worker from Office of Public Defense Services, Salem Oregon

I worked with Vicki at the public defender office. Many years ago she gave me starter seeds, which she called "babies," for kefir. We still have it going and still call the seeds "babies." We also shared recipes and a taste for kimchi. And of course I was one of the many beneficiaries of her great vegetable gardens. I think fondly of Vicki and I'm so sorry her loss.

Dear Matt and Linda,

I didn't know your Mom very well, but she was always had a gentle way of speaking with me.  She loved you both very much and her grandchildren meant a lot to her.  I know that you will miss her a lot.  All the " firsts" this year will be difficult, but God and your family and friends will hold you up and help you through thi time.  Remember to lean on them for strength and encouragement.


Vicki reached out to me as a fellow "minority" at the Office of Public Defense Services, and she became another reason why I enjoy working here.  She was always friendly, and I enjoyed her perspective on life and our office.  I ended up inheriting her parking spot when she retired, so I think of her every day.  She was a kind and gracious woman.

I was a co-worker of Vicki's at the Office of Public Defense Services. Vicki and I always enjoyed sharing stories about our gardens and she was always such a joy to work with. She will truly be missed and I pray for comfort for her family and loved ones.