Vicki Boyd Wahl, 69, of Panama City Beach, Florida passed away on Thursday, February 2, 2017 after an extended battle with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis ("ALS"). Vicki was born in Ocala, Florida to Roy Thaggard Boyd, Sr. and Ethel Wynns Boyd. A native of Sanford, Florida, Vicki graduated from Seminole High School in 1966 before earning undergraduate (UWF) and graduate (USF) degrees in education. She met her soul mate in 1971 while she was learning to teach at Booker T. Washington Senior High School and he was learning to fly helicopters at NAS Pensacola. Vicki and Lex married in 1972 and a wonderful life together ensued. Vicki's first son was born in 1974 at the Naval Hospital in San Diego, California. Vicki and Lex returned to Florida in 1979, adopted a second son, and settled into family life in Dothan, Alabama in 1987. Vicki was a teacher's teacher. She taught history, economics, social studies and other subjects at Northview High School from 1987 until 2003. Vicki was respected, loved and taken seriously by her students. The Alabama Council on Economic Education recognized Vicki's many talents by naming her Alabama's Economics Teacher of the Year in 1991. Following a bought with cancer, Vicki took a medical retirement in 2003, but she remained very active for the next thirteen years. Vicki became a certified Master Gardener, and she sat on the CSO for Camp Helen State Park. Vicki volunteered with Covenant Hospice and the Panama City Beach Public Library with such frequency and fervor that she twice received the Presidential Certification for Volunteerism from George W. Bush. Vicki adored her two sons, daughter-in-law and three grandsons. Vicki is preceded in death by her parents, her brother Roy Thaggard Boyd, Jr. and her grandson Charles Frederick ("Charlie") Wahl. She is survived by her loving husband of 44 years, Harry Alexander ("Lex") Wahl, sons Brian Alexander Wahl (Katie) and Michael Lawrence Wahl, sister Mina Boyd Bloodworth (Jeff), grandsons Alexander Ladd and William Bibb Wahl, Aunt Hunk Wynns, as well as many other cousins, family members and friends. Memorial services will be held at 2:00 p.m. Thursday, February 9, 2017 at Saint John the Evangelist Catholic Church, 1008 Fortune Avenue, Panama City, Florida 32401, The Rev. Roy C. Marien presiding. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial donations be made to the ALS Association Florida Chapter at 3242 Parkside Center Circle, Tampa, FL 33619 (www.webfl.alsa.org). Expressions of sympathy may be submitted or viewed online at www.kentforestlawn.com. Kent Forest Lawn Funeral Home; 2403 Harrison Avenue, Panama City, FL 32405, (850) 763-4694

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