Vicki Lynne Baker, 66, of Kingman died peacefully in her home on Sunday, March 3, 2013. Vicki was born June 25, 1946, to Harry and Agnes Baker in Minneapolis, Minn. She graduated from Spring Lake Park High School in 1964. She wed Jack Kollodge in 1965. They had four children, and divorced in 1991. Vicki worked as an assembler of mainframe computers at Unisys (formerly Sperry) Corp. for 26 years. Beginning in 1991, she worked for the Minneapolis Convention Center. While there, she met and fell in love with Janine Willman and they were together until her death. She worked for the Minneapolis Public Schools before moving to Kingman to enjoy her love of horses, Route 66 and the "Old West." She worked at Kingman Regional Medical Center for eight years. Vicki's greatest joys have been her family, friends, love of horses, four Siberian Huskies, and let's not forget Elvis Presley! She loved traveling all over, especially to Las Vegas, Disneyland, Minnesota and Oregon. She also loved reading, watching Westerns, sipping margaritas and listening to Jimmy Buffett.
Vicki is preceded in death by her sister, Marilyn Anderson; father, Harry Baker; brother, James Anderson; mother, Agnes Baker; sister, Karolynne Anderson; and sister, Jean Anderson.
Vicki is survived by her wife, Janine Willman of Kingman; by her daughters, Bobbi (Brian) Riggers of Corvallis, Ore., Dorothy (Matthew) Falk of Fridley, Minn., Doris (Randy) Smith of Coos Bay, Ore.; by a son, John (Melynda) Kollodge of Spring Lake Park, Minn.; by brothers, Gerald Anderson and Dave Baker of Nelson, Wis., Harry (Carol) Baker of Maple Grove, Minn.; by a sister-in-law, Karen Anderson of Minneapolis; by sisters, Marcia McLaughlin of Lakewood, Wash., and Carla (Ron) Pemberton of Tacoma, Wash.; by seven grandchildren, Janae (Brian) Vogan, Katrina Carpentier, Brianna Riggers, Cassandra Carpentier, Logan Riggers, Rachel Falk and Kira Smith; and by many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
The family would like to thank the excellent staff of the KRMC Cancer Center for their loving support throughout Vicki's battle with breast cancer. A memorial will be held in her honor from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday, March 8, at Kingman Regional Medical Center.
In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred.