Vicki L. Duchesneau
1946 - 2020
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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.
Condolences may be left in care of
Brown’s Funeral Home at www.brownsfh.com
and www.columbian.com/obits


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Published in The Columbian on May 17, 2020.
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May 20, 2020
So sad to hear of the loss of Vicki Isaman. My condolences to Clifford. I best remember Vicki throughout my grade school and junior high years as my assistant dance instructor at Claudette Walker's School of Dance in Camas. Although she attended Camas schools and I went to Washougal, I also saw her through our parents' friendship as Chuck and Nina would come to our house and my parents, Jack and Shirley Sease, would visit theirs. And sometimes we were in tow. I remember Vicki as beautiful and vivacious and the one girl in Camas every boy from Washougal secretly wished they could date. My life after junior high school moved on to other cities. Through the years I would hear about Vicki's life from my parents as they stayed in touch with Vicki's parents. I always wanted to see her blueberry farm. RIP Vicki. I have many fond memories of that period of you and your family.
Bonnie Sease
May 20, 2020
So sad to hear about this. I send love and hugs to Vicki's family. She was a lovely lady!
Melodie Bertheau
May 19, 2020
I am saddened by the loss of Vicky and especially by the loss for Roger or "Nick" as as I knew him. He was a very special friend and Bachelor Butte room mate, along with Dick Knutson many years ago. I remember when He fell madly in love with Vicky and later married her and then poof or bachelor days were numbered. I hope when you are recovered from your loss we can get together to catch up. Gordon
Gordon Messick
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