RAPID CITY | Victoria (Vicki) M. Klar-Loomis, 68, passed away peacefully on Sept. 25, 2018, at home after a battle with ALS (amyotrophic lateral sclerosis).
Vicki was born Aug. 17, 1950, in La Crosse, WI, to Jack and June Klar.
She attended Oak Park High School and graduated in 1968. In 1974, she graduated from Pima Community College in Tucson, AZ, as an X-Ray Technician, which served her well through 2015.
In 1989, with flowers in her hair and under a blue sky during a golden autumn day, she bonded in marriage with Thomas A. Loomis on Sept. 23 in Spearfish Canyon of the Black Hills.
She was proud of her accomplishments in the medical field and the care she gave her patients. For a short time, she worked as a survey helper and as a licensed realtor. Wherever Vicki worked, she brightened the day with her contagious personality and smiles from Tucson to Gillette, Millinocket to Spearfish, Deadwood and back to Tucson and eventually back to her beloved Black Hills via Nevada. Nature was her playground whether it was in the desert southwest, the Rocky Mountains of Wyoming or the pine-covered Hills of South Dakota. She loved cross-country skiing, birding, hiking, camping, gardening, and relaxing with a good book.
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She was preceded in death by her parents; and is survived by two siblings, Becky and Beth; her daughter Felecia Smith Garcia of Ann Arbor, MI; and two grandchildren Kathryn and McKinley. She was always so proud of her grandchildren.
Vicki’s wishes were simple: to celebrate her life and extend her love to everyone she touched. Her nickname was “Mother Nature”, and in the spirit of Vicki please take care of our planet and all that lives. Her energy was released to the winds, her soul to the air we breathe, and her ashes to be spread amongst the places she held dear: the wedding place in Spearfish Canyon, the cabin at Extravaganza, and her gardens. Please perform random acts of kindness, plant a tree in Vicki’s name, or donate to Meals on Wheels or the Cornerstone Rescue Mission in Rapid City.
Vicki’s family would like to thank all of our beloved family and friends and also the ALS Association and Regional Home Hospice for their kind and generous support. A special warm thank you to our neighbors who helped us during these final days.
We will miss you, my dear Vicki. See you at the Rainbow Bridge with our beloved dogs Kara, Rufus, and Rubicon.