Victoria (Vickie) Brown, 77

Victoria Ann Rigoni Brown 77, born on VE Day departed this world peacefully and pain-free on December 21, 2022 with Family surrounding her in Love.

Vickie grew up in Ironwood Michigan with her Sister Marjorie the daughters of Albino Rigioni and Melba Kinnunen Rigoni , her dad was an iron ore minor and her mother was an artist that used her talents for social work beginning with Native Americans and later for those with special needs and the Elderly. Both were inspirations for her life values along with her Grand Mother Kinnunen which she often credited.

Vickie graduated from Ironwood High School and later Alverno College in Milwaukee, Wisconsin with a BSN degree in nursing. She said her passion for nursing was inspired by her Aunt Elaine Kinnunen and over the years she spent most of her nursing career serving in public health in Pennsylvania, Alaska and later as a school nurse.

Vickie and David Brown of Phoenixville Pa were married in June of 1967. They have two Children, Matthew and Andrea Brown, and three Grandchildren Anthony, Alicia and Zachary Brown.

Known affectionately as Grandmom Bubbles by Anthony and Alicia, Grandmom Packers by Zachary for her ever support of the Greenbay Packers.

Church, Family and community were most important in her life, having served on church councils, in Stephens Ministry, an avid supporter of the Salvation Army, Boyertown Multi Service and many advocacy organizations.

Travel was also a passion of Vickie inspired by her elementary teacher Mrs. Sorenson, being fulfilled with trips to many destinations in the USA, Canada and countries around the globe- including a round-the-world adventure as backpackers with Dave beginning in Alaska in 1970.

Vickie was Loved by many and remembered as a loving no-nonsense person.

May she be accepted into the hands of our Heavenly Father and Family as she departs her Earthly Family and Friends

A funeral service will be held on Saturday, January 7, 2023, at 11:00AM at Living Faith Lutheran Church (1206 Montgomery Ave Boyertown Pa 19512) with Pastor David Johnson officiating. A Viewing will also be held on Saturday, January 7, 2023, from 9:30-10:45AM at the church. Burial will be held privately by the family.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to The Boyertown Salvation Army (409 S. Reading Ave. or Mult-Service 200 Spring St., 19512) in Honor of Vickie.

Add My Condolences

I was so surprised and saddened to learn of Vickie's passing. She was always such a vibrant, energetic, giving and fun spirit. Those qualities made me think she would outlast us all. She was a force to be reckoned with. I always appreciated her conversation when she came into the Boyertown Library and felt she was more than an acquaintance. I will miss her bright smile. My sincere sympathy to David and her whole family.

~ Marta Weller Boyertown, PA
3/25/2023 6:45:17 PM

I am saddened to hear that Vickie passed away in December. We were good friends when the children were small. I always will remember her devotion to her family and community. Gob bless Vickie in her heavenly journey.

~ Margie (Caracio) Paone Allentown, PA
3/1/2023 10:12:12 AM

Sorry to hear of Vicki's passing.
I meet Vickie thru a mutual acquaintance Fancyne Finco in Ironwood, MI.
I went to High School in Mercer, WI. I spent a lot of weekends in Ironwood.
As to Vicki's character. At a high school dance in Ironwood I went over to Vicki to say hello.
Vicki scolded me for leaving my date. As we both went to college in Milwaukee that is where I met Dave.
May the lord keep you Vicki.

~ Michael Maes Manitowoc, WI
1/10/2023 12:38:33 PM

R.I.P. Vickie.

~ Surin Jirayuphongs
1/7/2023 7:43:47 PM

I met and worked with Dave for long time ago. I met Vic the first time in Pa. She hosted me and my family during our visit about 10 years ago that so warm. I love her as my sister and friend since then. When I heard about her accident with sadness and worry. When she had recovered and visit us in Thailand. Although we knew that she still not fully recovered we were so happy to see her. We always pray the god for her getting better. We made vdo calls to chat with her from time to time. Until she left us in care of god. Vic please be an angle and stay with god to continue your passion and commitment to help human being for so long.
Apiwat & family.

~ Apiwat Soontornmitrapab
1/5/2023 8:36:30 AM

My family first met Vickie in 2017 when she accompanied Dave to Thailand, after she had recovered from a serious accident and be able to gly, butI still needed to use a wheel chair.The trip was for Dave (togather with Vickie) to bid farewell for the old friends, whom Dave used to work with in Thailand for many yesrs. Dave has decided to permanently retire from work since Vickie had the acaccident so, he would be able to better look after Vickie. Even, it was such a short trip, but it was very nice and pleasant to meeting Vickie. I planned to call Dave on the Christmas day for the Season Greetings, but I received the sorrowful news before the 2022 year-end from Dave on 23 December telling that Vickie has passed into the hands of our Lord and Savior. Be blessed and rest peacefully in place with God Vickie.

~ Autthaporn Ngamtao Dindeang, Bangkok
1/4/2023 4:26:39 AM

I’m so so sorry to hear of Vicky’s passing. She and I went through school in Ironwood, Michigan.
We had many good times together. Peace be with you. ??

~ Francyne (Finco) Johnson Grafton, Wi
1/2/2023 11:42:08 AM

God bless and rest your soul dear cousin Vicki. And peace be with your entire family as you cherish the memories of your time together. Love, Jahn and Tracey.

~ Jahn and Tracey Sandman Wausau, WI
1/1/2023 3:14:54 PM

Vickie always enjoyed baking. She would always bake Oatmeal Raisin Cookies and send some up for my dad. He certainly did enjoy them.

~ Joyce I Bergeman Boyertown, PA
12/27/2022 5:23:56 PM