Victoria (Vickie) Augimeri
April 27, 1927 - February 17, 2019
Vickie Augimeri, age 91, passed away on February 17 at her home in Downey, with her children and family at her side. Vickie had been a Downey resident since 1953, when she moved here with her husband Pat, and where she raised her five children. Vickie was active in many local organizations: she was the tour director for the Downey Newcomers Club for a number of years, planning and organizing excursions for the group to museums, cultural sites, theatrical performances and casinos throughout Southern California. She worshipped at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church, was part of the Catholic Women’s Guild, and served many times as room mother for her children at Our Lady school.
Vickie worked for many years during the 1970s and 80s at Downey City Public Library. She enjoyed her library work, and to improve her skills she enrolled in and completed a certificate program for library workers at Rio Hondo College. She also completed a certificate program for travel agents at the same school.
Vickie was an avid reader and traveler. She made several trips to Europe, with Italy being one of her favorite destinations. She also enjoyed several family trips to Hawaii and Alaska.
Vickie is survived by her five children, four grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Her husband Pat passed away in 2012.
Memorial services are being handled by Miller Mies Mortuary in Downey. A rosary will be held at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church in Downey on Monday, March 11 at 4pm. A mass of Christian burial will be held in the Chapel of the Risen Christ at Holy Cross Catholic Cemetery in Culver City on Tuesday, March 12 at 12:30pm.