Victoria Ruth Stumpf

Oct 2, 1924 – Feb 13, 2017

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Vickie Ruth (Tindall) Stumpf passed away on February 13, 2017.  Born in Green Acres, WA 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, NC, and nieces, Kay Tindall of St. Louis Park, MN, Cherie Jones of Harlowton, MT and  Marcella Barnhill of Helena, MT.  Vickie spent her final days in Gig Harbor, WA.  Her spirit and love of life will be missed by all who knew her. I leu of flowers, please donate to your local Hospice.


Sharon Olson
Sea Tac, WA
Mar 2, 2017

When I first came to SEA RES, Vicki was very friendly and

outgoing. She was well liked by everyone but no agent could

take position. She felt she had her right to her own position as she was the senior person. She always prevailed.

She is at rest now with her family and I'm sure she will keep

them in line with the Lord.

Clara Mae Smetana Bird
Kent, WA
Mar 2, 2017

When I transferred to NWA Seattle Reservations at Sea-Tac, in April of 1964 Vicki was one of the first people I met. She was a lead agent. She told me she was from Montana and us Montana girls had to stick together. And we did! She was a wonderful friend and a great Lady. After my divorce she made sure my "X" knew about my doctor boyfriend. Love you Victoria and will miss my Montana Friend.

Vel Rose
Yakima, Wa
Feb 28, 2017

Vickie always had a happy face. It was a joy to work with her for my 35 years at NWA. May she rest in peace as she joins may of her loved ones.

Keith Martin
Federal Way, WA
Feb 27, 2017

I met Vickie at Northwest Reservations in 1985. She was the most senior person there, yet she gladly worked trades for junior people like me so I could have a weekend day off. She was always so cheerful and friendly.

When it was my turn to work her shift I just couldn't believe how people could even think at 6 AM let alone be ready to work and take phone calls. But I learned from Vickie that it could be done.

Debbie Waters
Seattle, WA
Feb 26, 2017

Vickie was very dear to me. She always referred to me as "her daughter ". It will be hard to find another , such , giving and genuine human being .

Rest in peace, Vickie .

Pat Zoscak
Tacoma, WA
Feb 26, 2017

Miss a one of a kind, Great Lady!

Nora Whittemore
Sammamish, Wa
Feb 26, 2017

Vicki was always up, and positive. Many days sitting next to her were made pleasant. She will be missed.

Bonnie Johnson
Olympia, Wa
Feb 26, 2017

Vickie trained me at my very first "special desk", the Military Desk, in my first year NW. She was always patient and a pleasure to work with. God speed.

Eileen Dodd
Auburn, Wa
Feb 26, 2017

I am saddened by the passing of such a lovely lady. Vickie was the very first person to speak to me at NWA. It was a pleasure to work with Vickie and to have known her.

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