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Victoria "Vicki" Lynn Roberts

July 21, 1966 - August 9, 2018

Victoria cultivated friendships with her adventurous spirit, generous soul and spunky attitude.  She readily pulled new people into various circles and those circles grew and overlapped as years went on.  She filled her life with all the happy moments she could muster — yes, it was rich with music, movies, plays, travel, food — and she cherished those experiences surrounded by family and friends and was truly present in each and every moment.

Victoria was born in Dallas, Oregon, grew up in Monmouth and made her home in Salem.  Her travels were extensive, whether to visit friends or to explore other countries and cultures.  In 2013, Victoria performed with Festival Chorale Oregon at Lincoln Center in New York City. Her sister and best friends gathered from across the country to share this joyful experience with her.  In June, Victoria shared this memory on Facebook, stating “One of my best memories of all time. So lucky this is my life. Love to you all.”

Victoria’s grit and determination drove her work ethic.  She graduated from Salem Academy and attended Western Oregon University before working in pre-press at the Statesman Journal. After a well planned and deserved sabbatical, she embarked on a career as a provider systems manager at Performance Health (PH) Tech in Salem, where she valued her workplace and those she worked with, her “work family.” She appreciated the community service focus and culture of the organization.

Victoria’s curiosity constantly fed her already sharp intelligence. When exploring new ideas or experiences, she spoke with a vast vocabulary and conducted the conversation with her hands.  She encouraged others to try new things, not fear failure and begin a new adventure, always without judgment.

We will miss her bright eyes, warm smile, sharp wit and delightful laugh.

Victoria was preceded in passing by her adoring father, Wes Roberts. She is survived by her loving mother, Leta Roberts of Salem; sister, Valorie Freeman of Salem; brothers, Wesley R. (Coleen) of Bremerton, WA, and Bruce L; nephews, Charles and Patrick of Puyallup, WA.

“It was lovely to be remembered by so many. A wealth of great karma. I love you all, just as much.” - Victoria (from her 2018 birthday Facebook post).

A celebration of life will be 3 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 9 at Salem Convention Center, Willamette Foyer. Assisting is Virgil T. Golden Funeral Service.  Donations can be made in Victoria’s name to Festival Chorale (

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VIctoria - You were a great inspiration to all around you.  A true diamond in the rough. Your presence was too short, but you left a lifetime of great memories, lots of laughs, and an imprint on a lot of hearts.  You truly were an "Angel" on this earth, and everyone who knew you, and even those you just met, could see the power in your soul.  You will forever be cherished in my heart - SPREAD YOUR WINGS AND FLY - Love you my friend <3 

All I can think of is the song Candle in the Wind.  You were taken to quickly.  Have fun singing in the All Star Choir.  Miss you already.  For your family I hope they feel our prayers for you and them surrounding them.

With appreciation from Victoria's family for your friendship with her and your caring thoughts.