Victoria C. Bruhn
October 25, 1959 – August 27, 2021
On August 27, 2021, surrounded by her friends and family, Victoria C. Bruhn “Bruhnie” joined her mother, Sandy in paradise. Vicki was sixty-one years old.
Victoria was born October 25, 1959, in Wheeling, West Virginia to Jim and Sandy Bruhn. In 1963 she became a big sister to her only brother, Jimmy. After spending most of Vicki’s early years in Bethlehem, West Virginia, the family moved to Kentucky where Vicki graduated from Tates’s Creek High School. She then moved to her favorite place, “The home of the Mountaineers”, Morgantown, West Virginia.
Education and learning have always been a priority to Vicki. She first graduated from West Virginia University in 1989 with a BSBA in Business Administration, then again in 2001 with a Masters in Elementary Education followed by a second Masters in Reading in 2003.
After spending several years as the director of Pleasant Day School in Morgantown, Vicki accepted a teaching job at Springfield Middle School in Wilson County. Bruhnie moved to Wilson, in the fall of 2003 and continue to serve Springfield through 2014. She concluded her teaching career at Southern Nash Middle School as a Math Teacher in 2021.
Vicki loved building relationships with people and gave herself many opportunities to do so. She was an avid softball player, was a ticket taker for the WVU Football Games, and was involved in numerous philanthropic endeavors. Possibly she was most proud to be a devoted member of the WV Jaycees, even holding a State Senate Office for several years. Vicki loved to travel, as well as host company at her home. She annually made a road trip to visit friends and family up and down the east coast and to the Midwest.
Vicki was preceded in death by her beloved grandparents, Virgil and Nelda Harman; her sweet mother, Sandra Bruhn, and paternal grandparents, George and Elmina Bruhn.
She will be incredibly missed by her father, Jim Bruhn and wife, Karen of Wheeling, West Virginia; brother, Jimmy Bruhn and wife, Jodi, of Clearwater, Florida, along with many special and loved aunts, uncles, and cousins. She will also leave the fondest memories and lessons learned to her care giving friends, Leslie, Dana, Sharon, and Lynn, who have been her family and rocks throughout this past year.
The celebration of Vicki’s Life Service will be held at 6 p.m. Friday evening at Joyner’s Funeral Home, 4100 Raleigh Road Parkway, Wilson with family receiving friends immediately following. Mr. Marquis Spell will officiate.
If you choose to send flowers in Vicki’s memory, please consider cut flowers, because Vicki will be laid to rest in West Virginia, or please consider memorials in Vicki memory to gifts.duke.edu or by mail at 300 W. Morgan Street, Suite 1200, Durham, North Carolina 27701. The family is requesting face covering during the service and visitation
And of course, Vicki would want you to know, “the back door’s always open” and “she hopes to see you there”.
Condolences directed to Joyner’s Funeral Home and Crematory at www.joyners.net.