Vickie Ora Pacholka

1950 - 2018

  • 67 years old
  • Date of birth:  September 18th, 1950
  • Place of birth:  Santa Maria, California, United States
  • Date of passing:  August 23rd, 2018
  • Place of passing:  San Jose, California, United States

Vickie Ora Pacholka passed away surrounded by her family after a struggle with cancer. Vickie grew up in Southern California, the oldest of nine brothers and sisters before moving to San Jose in 1987. She retired as office manager of the San Jose DMV in 2012, after 37 years employed by the State of California. She had a passion for gardening, decorating the house inside and out for every occasion, and taking her border collie Mr. Bean to the park every day. She also had an amazing and unstoppable sense of humor, she always had a way to make you smile. She was the beloved wife to her husband Carl for forty years and the mother of her son Justin, who was the light of her life for 34 years.
She is survived by her husband, Carl; son, Justin (Mary), sisters, Debbie, Yvonne, Shellie "Chelle", Tina, Martie; brothers, Stan, Donnie, Patrick; father Don; & stepmother, Fran. 

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Candle lit  by Elisabeth Goodwin on September 2nd, 2018

Carl, Justin and Family,

I am so very sorry to hear of this immense loss in your family.  Vickie was a Sweet, Loving Lady and I have many fond memories of her, that I cherish.  My sympathies go out to all y’all.  I shall pray for y’all in this time of sorrow and sadness.  Please know I love y’all!

Candle lit  by Kimberly Stark on September 3rd, 2018

Vickie was my manager and friend. She shared stories with me about her growing up, and her signing up to the military. We laughed on a daily basis. She sooooo loved her son. To the family of Vickie, please accept my sincere condolences. I only have fond memories of her.

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