Victoria J ‘Vicki’ (nee Haigh) Ludlow

June 23, 1946 - Jan. 5, 2010

Victoria J ‘Vicki’ (nee Haigh) Ludlow passed away peacefully on Tuesday January 5, 2010 at her home after a courageous battle with pancreatic cancer at the age of 63.

Vicki was born June 23, 1946 in Chicago to Dan W. and Bette (nee Cooksey) Haigh. She graduated from Lake Forrest Academy and later continued her education at Oakton Community College and Roosevelt University in Chicago. She graduated with honors in 1986 with a Bachelor of Science degree in finance. Vicki worked at Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod- Church Extension Fund as a loan servicing specialist for over 10 years, and also worked as a Stampin’ Up! Consultant. She was a former elder at the Presbyterian Church of Glenview. She is a member of the Order of the Eastern Star in Evanston, Ill., Amaranth Friendship Court #15 in Oaklawn, Ill., and White Shrine both Hope Shrine #106 and Bethsaida Shrine #43 as a PWHP. Vicki enjoyed helping others and did so by helping local food pantries, homeless shelters, women’s centers, Boy Scout Pack and Troop 9, Hadfield School in Waukesha, and others in need through anonymous donations.

Vicki is survived by her children, Tammy (R.J.) Bowen-Dixon and Dan (Maria) Bowen; grandchildren Christopher Dixon and Danielle Bowen. Vicki is also survived by three stepdaughters: Caroline (German) Garberoglio, Janet (Paul) Bannell, and Catherine Smith, "honorary daughter" Danielle Kushins, her stepgrandchildren, Mary Ann and Lucas Garberoglio, William Bunnell, and Marrissa Smith; her brother and sister, Dan Thomson Haigh and Marody Haigh Faulkner; her niece and nephew, Jennifer (Joshua) McKillip and Michael (Mara) Faulkner; great-nephew, Guy McKillip; sister-in-law, Joan Ludlow, and many close friends. She was preceded in death by her husband, Allen Ludlow, her parents, stepdaughter Cynthia Ludlow, brother, Arthur H. Haigh II and best friend, Martha Hundley.

A memorial visitation will be held from 1 p.m. until the 3 p.m. service Sunday January 10, 2010 at Church and Chapel Funeral Home, 380 Bluemound Road, Waukesha(4 blocks south of Interstate 94 on the corner of highways J and JJ). Private interment will be at St. Matthew’s Episcopal Church in Evanston.

Memorials to Roland Nelson Hospice, Heifer International, or WELS-CEF are appreciated.

Church and Chapel, Rudolph-Larsen Bros., is serving the family. For details, call 827-0659, or for a memorial tribute slide show, online obituary, condolences or to receive directions, visit the Web at