Viki Ozanich, Jessica’s mother, Abigail’s grandmother, died last week. She leaves a huge gap in our lives that we’re not ever going to be able to fill. She loved everyone around her intensely, especially Abigail. Her granddaughter had been her world for the last three years. The two of them found so much joy in each other. Abigail would jump up and down when she saw her and Viki’s face would light up in a smile. There was a purity to Viki’s time with Abigail, a child-like glee that makes my heart ache when I think about it.

Viki was a young grandmother. She was one of the healthiest, fittest people I knew. We were supposed to have her for decades more. She was supposed to be there to watch our kids grow up, start dating, graduate, get married. I’m still shocked by how wrong this is.

The memories we have of her are precious. Abigail got to know her so well, got to have her grandmother be a huge part of her first few years. There will be a part of Viki in Abigail forever.

I wanted to share some images of her, mostly doing what she took so much joy from these last few years – spending time with her granddaughter.

There will be a service for her at Allen Brother’s Mortuary in Vista on Tuesday July 19 at 11 am. There’s room for everyone that wants to come, but parking is limited, so carpool if you can.

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4 Responses to Viki

  1. john Gorman says:

    Hi Jess, thanks for the photos, they are quite touching. Sarah, Dillon and I are so sorry for your loss. I know it was quite a shock for you and your family and our hearts go out to you, Alex, Abigail and Bill. Viki was such a positive light in this world and I know how much she will be missed. We wish we could be there to give you hugs but unfortunately this will have to do for now. Much love to you all.

  2. Paul & Brenda says:

    So sudden, too soon, so many shared happy memories we will always remember .
    She lived life to the fullest and loved you all so much.
    She will be remembered for the lovely person she was.
    Paul,Brenda & family

  3. rhoda schatzel svensson says:

    Alex, Jess and Abigail, I am so so sorry for your loss. Viki and I didn’t know each other that well, but we had you and Pat and Mike in common, and Viki always made me feel welcome and like I was part of the family whenever I came down. I know how you all must ache, I think of each of you every day and wish you some peace and light in the midst of this. Take care of each other. Viki built a great family with her love and energy and now she needs you all to honor that and carry that on. Much love to you all! Rho

  4. Fazilah says:

    Great posts! We felt sad and we thought of her fondly. Viki is such a special person and so inspiring. We will forever miss her. Enjoyed the beautiful photos. Love from Bernie, Sarah, Johan and me!

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