Vera_Dickie
Vera Dickie
  • 99 years old
  • Year of birth:  1916
  • Place of birth:
    Sunnyvale, California, United States
  • Year of passing:  2016
  • Place of passing:
    CA - California
This memorial website was created in the memory of our loved one, Vera Dickie, 99, born in 1916 and passed away in 2016. We will remember her forever.
Candle lit by  Dennis McClure  on January 29th, 2016

I was in her 10th & 12th grade English classes (Class of '66).  I struggled with English, until one day she recommended that I read A Farewell to Arms by Hemingway.  Something clicked.  Her stand for us to learn was clear.  As a mediocre student, I took from her the confidence that I could learn what was difficult and hard.  I graduated from UC Berkeley '70 in part because of her skill.

Candle lit by  Kathleen Rushing  on March 26th, 2017

Vera was not just a teacher, mentor, but a friend of mine through high school and years after.   I visited her a few times at Baywood, played some music with my band for her and she was just as perky as ever.  She was an encourager, gave me confidence beyond what I had for myself and I will always be grateful and a better person for knowing her.  I finally became a teacher!  

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This memorial is administered by:

Gilbert Dickie

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