Vickie Ruth (Tindall) Stumpf

Vickie Ruth (Tindall) Stumpf passed away on Feb. 13, 2017. Born in Green Acres, Washington to Ernestine and Vaughn Tindall in 1924, Vickie was raised in Montana.

Early on, she joined Northwest Airlines where she worked for over 40 years. At one point, she was the longest standing Northwest Airlines employee and she was distinguished as the first woman to serve at an international airport as the military traffic officer. As a Northwest Airlines employee she moved from Montana to Seattle where she met and married George R. Stumpf in 1960.

George and Vickie raised his son, Pete, in a warm and loving family. Vickie made friends easily and on more than one occasion a wrong number led to a dinner hosted by the Stumpfs. It was not uncommon to see the Stumpf home the center of activity with friends and family.

Vickie was preceded in death by husband George; their son Pete; sister Fay Labrie and brother Ray Tindall.

Survivors include nephew, Ken Tindall of Durham, N.C., and nieces, Kay Tindall of St. Louis Park, Minn., Cherie Jones of Harlowton, Mont. and Marcella Barnhill of Helena, Mont.

Vickie spent her final days in Gig Harbor, Washington. Her spirit and love of life will be missed by all who knew her. In lieu of flowers, please donate to your local hospice care.

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