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Victor Vidal

Nov. 9, 1958-July 24, 2023

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Victor Kirk Vidal. Father, husband, son, brother, uncle and friend. Victor left us too soon on July 24, 2023.

Born on Nov. 9, 1958 in Carmel, California to Arthur and Merrellyn Vidal. He and his family moved to the McKenzie River in the early 70s. Victor attended McKenzie High School in Finn Rock, Oregon. Victor later became a Groundsman traveling throughout the PNW in the 90s/early 00s and was a coach to many, always inspiring the power of self-belief and never giving up, even in the face of adversity. Some of his favorite messages were: “Respect everyone; Fear None.” “Do what you love.” And “BELIEVE.”

Victor and his wife Colleen met later in life, in 2010, and were married on August 30, 2013. They lived in Christmas Valley, Oregon.

Victor’s greatest loves were his children. Nothing made him prouder than his kids. James, Matthew, Stephanie, and Victor, and step kids from a previous marriage, Russ, Joe and Steven.

Victor leaves behind his wife, Colleen, his children, James, Matthew, Stephanie, Victor Jr., stepsons Russ, Joe and Steven, his grandchildren Isabella and Hunter, his mother Ellie, his brother Ted and sister Jenni (Mark, Stormy, Molly)…many other relatives and friends and all the kids he coached over the years. He is now with his father, Arthur, in Heaven.

Victor will be dearly missed and always remembered. Victor’s family will arrange a celebration of life in the near future. For more information, please go to:


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