In Memoriam: Kimball Porter Vickery (Dec. 22, 1942 – June 21, 2021)

July 2021 Posted in Uncategorized

Kimball Porter Vickery passed away on June 21 at his home in Mount Angel, Oregon. He was born on Dec. 22, 1942, in San Francisco, California, to Eleanor and Theodore Vickery.

He majored in Accounting in college, but upon moving to Yuma, Arizona, joined the Highway Patrol. On June 7, 1970, he married Victoria Hanner in Arcadia, California.

They moved to Coos Bay, Oregon, where he joined the police department and became a dog handler. Their son Kenneth was born during that time. They then moved to Mount Angel, Oregon. He worked for the Woodburn Police Department, and then accepted the job as Police Chief in Mount Angel. During his time as Chief, in maintaining the training of his own dog, he trained a number of dogs for K-9 support for a numerous small departments in both Oregon and Washington. 

Upon retirement, he began to work for Portland Metro as an EMT and also helped with security work at various Metro venues. He taught classes for DPSST, giving armed and unarmed security training. As a member of St. Michael’s Anglican Church in Wilsonville, he also participated in a jail ministry at the Clackamas County Jail.

He is survived by his wife; son Kenneth and his wife Judy; his grandsons Kieran, age five, and Aidan, age two; and his nephew Fletcher and his wife, Abby.

In lieu of flowers or if you wish to make a donation in honor of Kimball, the family suggests donating to a local animal shelter. Assisting the family is Unger Funeral Chapel – Mount Angel.

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