VICKI LOUISE (ISAMAN) DUCHESNEAU
April 29, 1946 ˜ April 24, 2020
Our beloved wife, mother and grandmother, passed peacefully at home in hospice care, surrounded by her loved ones after suffering a stroke. Vicki was born in Vancouver, WA to Charles and Nina Isaman and grew up in Camas, WA. She graduated from Camas High School, class of 1964, and was well known for her leadership roles and dance abilities. A student of Claudette Walker’s school of dance, Vicki excelled in dance competitions and local talent and beauty pageants.
She married Rodger H. Duchesneau in 1965 and had two daughters, Lisa M. Boyd (with husband Byron A. Boyd III, and daughters, Lilia C. and Natalie A. of Camas, WA) and Wendy D. Slater (of Vancouver, WA). Vicki is also survived by her brother, Clifford P. Isaman (with wife Holly of Kent, WA).
With the help of her parents, Vicki and Rodger established Valley View Blueberries, a local blueberry farm in Vancouver, WA in 1973. She went on to create her own line of gourmet blueberry products under the same name, and authored a Blueberry Summer cookbook.
Vicki was a civic and community leader, serving on the Washington State Board of Blueberry Growers and the Chairwoman of many committees at the Camas United Methodist Church for many years. Her seasonal Blueberry Pancake Breakfast on the farm was converted to an annual Camas Days event at CUMC, which has been enjoyed by many as a traditional event before the Camas Days parade.
Vicki had a smile full of sunshine and a hand always willing to help. Her brilliant light will be missed by not only her family, but by an incredible number of friends and her community. Our great loss is certainly heaven’s treasure.
A Celebration of Life will be held later this summer at the blueberry farm.
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Brown’s Funeral Home at www.brownsfh.com
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Published in The Columbian on May 17, 2020.