Vi raised her family in Costa Mesa while working as a registered nurse at Hoag Hospital. When she retired after 30 years, she settled in Idyllwild, Calif., where she enjoyed the solitude of the mountains. Vi volunteered and provided leadership for many local organizations such as the Forest Service Volunteers, Mountain Disaster Preparedness, Mile High Radio Club, Radio Amateur Civil Emergency Services and The Woodies. She also knitted caps for premature babies that she donated to an organization that distributed them to hospitals.
A celebration of Vi’s life will be held at 2 p.m., Sunday, July 22, 2012, at the Idyllwild Fire Station, 54160 Maranatha Drive in Idyllwild. Donations can be sent in memory of Vi, to the San Bernardino National Forest, in care of Penny Pines Plant-a-Tree Program, 602 S. Tippecanoe Ave, San Bernardino, CA 92408. Please make checks payable to Penny Pines. Donations will be used to plant trees in the San Bernardino National Forest. Vi’s love of the mountains will live on forever with the trees.