Virginia "Ginny" Wiley, 1921 " 2009
April 12, 2009
Virginia “Ginny” Wiley died Sunday, March 29, 2009, at home in Green Valley, Ariz.
Virginia Bannatyne Smith was born October 18, 1921, in Omaha, Neb., to Prudence and Floyd Smith. After her father’s death in 1922, Prudence married Edward Lundquist, who adopted Virginia. She attended Omaha University, where she met and married Stuart Wiley at Trinity Cathedral in Omaha, Neb., in 1943. They moved to Akron, Ohio, for his medical internship at Akron City Hospital. She and her infant son remained in Omaha while Stuart served in World War II, and then joined him in Dallas, Texas.
In 1946, after Stuart’s discharge from the Navy, the couple moved to Gering, Neb. Ginny worked beside Stuart in the Gering Clinic as insurance secretary. In 1986 the couple retired to summers in Winter Park, and winters in Green Valley, Ariz. In 2003 they moved permanently to Green Valley.
Ginny attended St. Francis in the Valley Episcopal Church and served on the altar guild and board of Treasures Unlimited. She also volunteered her time for various Green Valley activities. She was a member of Chapter BO PEO. Her joy and talent was hospitality: hosting and entertaining new and old friends.
Ginny was preceded in death by her parents, an infant sister, husband, and a son, Edward. She is survived by her son Stuart (Judy) of York, Neb., and daughter Ann (Don)Wood of Edmonds, Wash.; grandsons and granddaughters Edward (Rebecca Laverdure)Wiley of Louisville, Colo., Sara (Andrew) Vallas of Seattle, Wash., Robert Wiley of Denver, Rebecca (Matt)Searfus of Seattle, Tim Wiley of York Neb.; Clint (Joanna) Miller of Vista, Calif., and Grant (Traci) Miller of York, Neb.; great-grandchildren Zoe Wiley; Stuart Franklin and Graham Patrick Searfus; James Andrew Vallas; Austyn, Kaylynn and Morgyn Miller; and Carolena Adams.
Services and addition of cremains to the columbarium were Saturday, April 4, 2009, at 11 a.m. in the St.. Francis in the Valley Memorial Garden.
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Memorials to St.. Francis in the Valley altar guild, Friends of Madera Canyon or St.. Andrews Children’s Clinic, Nogales, N.M.