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Virginia F. Evans Stouder 1920-2002


Posted By: Merllene Andre Bendixen (email)
Date: 3/31/2013 at 00:20:37

Virginia Stouder
Estherville – Funeral services for Virginia Stouder, 82, of Estherville will be held at 10:50 a.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 11 at the First Presbyterian Church in Estherville with the Rev. Mark Gabbard officiating. Interment will be held at East Side Cemetery in Estherville. She died on Saturday, Dec. 7, 2002 at the Good Samaritan Center in Estherville.

Visitation will be held from 4-7 p.m. today at the Henry-Olson-Fuhrman Funeral Home in Estherville.

Virginia was born on Oct. 24, 1920 in Maynard, Minn., the daughter of Milton G. and Florence D. (Whitehead) Evans. She attended grade school/junior high in Maynard and Richland #7 near Terril. While caring for her grandmother, she attended and graduated from Sioux Rapids High School in 1939.

In 1940, she moved to Estherville and worked for Birney Drug Store. She then began a forty year career working for J.C. Penny as a salesperson and quickly advanced to a cashiers position in the office. In 1968, she transferred to J.C. Penny in Portland, Ore. She returned two years later to care for her elderly parents and continued to work for Penny’s until retirement.

Virginia was an active member of WaTanYe, enjoying all the ladies and activities, especially working at the annual flight breakfast. She was a member of the hospital auxiliary and First Presbyterian Church.

She enjoyed camping, clam digging and oyster picking on the Washington coast. She traveled throughout the United States covering over two-thirds of the states and European countries. She also took cruises to Alaska and the Caribbean. She spent many hours listening to old time music, crocheting, embroidering and gardening.

Though she had no children of her own she considered her nieces, nephews, great-nieces and nephews her own. She spent much of her hard earned pennies and time to do things with them and for them.

She had a great sense of humor and an infectious laugh which will long be remembered by all who knew her. If anyone had a person like her in their life this world would be a better place.

Virginia is survived by two brothers, Ralph Evans and his wife, Mavis of Estherville; Barton Evans and his wife, Irene of Superior; one sister, Ann Evans Brown of Wenatchee, Wash.; fifteen nieces and nephews; and many great and great-great nieces and nephews.

Her parents and one sister, Jeanne Schroeder preceded her in death. (Estherville Daily News, Estherville, IA, December 10, 2002)


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