Vicki Icel Mattila, beloved daughter of Norman and Audra Davis, passed at her home on the Oregon Coast, surrounded by her family and friends.
She graduated from Roosevelt High School and Portland State University. Vicki was the editor of her high school yearbook, and served as an elected officer of her PSU sorority.
Fresh out of college, Vicki worked at a private Jewish grade school in Portland, and Lipman Wolfe’s in downtown Portland.
Once she met her husband, they relocated to Roseburg and then Eugene.
In 1974, along with her cherished 6-year-old son, Gerald Mattila Jr. (Jay), she moved to Northern California to live closer to her brothers.
Notwithstanding being a single mother, Vicki landed a full-time job working for county of San Mateo for 30 years as a welfare fraud investigator. The job required becoming weapons-qualified and carrying a badge.
She also served as homeowners association board president of Sand Harbor South in Foster City, California.
When she retired in 2004, Vicki and her son, Jay, moved to the Oregon Coast. They found a great home to buy for her retirement years.
The last few years Vicki had health issues, and found wonderful caregivers from the local community to help out. They became friends and extended family to Vicki. Thank you, Amy and Jeff!
She is survived by her brothers, Kelley Davis and Scott Davis. Her brother, Bill Davis, and son, Jay Mattila, preceded her passing.
Vicki was a great mother, daughter, sister, and always a friend.
There will be a burial placement service at Wilhelm’s Portland Mausoleum, 6705 SE 14th Ave. in Portland (503-298-4340), on Wednesday, Dec. 1, at noon.