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Vicki Lynn Banks

August 22, 1969 — May 25, 2015

Vicki Lynn Banks, age 45, of La Grande, died May 25, 2015 in Portland, Oregon. A memorial graveside will be held on June 8, 2015 at 2:00 p.m. at Island City Cemetery. Those who wish may leave a condolence or sign the on-line guest book at

Vicki was born on August 22, 1969, the daughter of Allen and Martha (Kunz) Smith in Pendleton, Oregon. The family later moved to Wallowa. She graduated from Wallowa High School with the class of 1987. In 1990 she moved to La Grande. She later lived in Idaho and Irrigon before returning to La Grande. She loved to sing and watch Japanese animation. She enjoyed the outdoors, camping and fishing. She also loved dancing, her animals and working crossword puzzles. She was known for wearing old 45 records in her hair.

Survivors include her children, Keanua Banks of La Grande and Shawn Banks of Imbler; mother, Martha Smith of Echo; father, Allen and his wife, Cheryl Smith of Pendleton; siblings, Steve and Dianna Smith of Georgia, Tina and Stephen Jenkins of Toledo, Washington and Brenda and Rick Denning of Echo; and other relatives and friends.

Those who wish may make contributions in her memory to the Shriner's Hospital for Children or the Blue Mtn. Humane Association.


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