Virginia Moore

A memorial service for Virginia Ross Moore will be held at the Lopez Center Church on August 11 at 1 p.m.

Virginia was born in San Jose, Calif., on March 3, 1918 to Charles Edward Ross and Ruth Mary Dickson and was lovingly raised amidst a large extended family. After an adventurous youth, which included auditioning as a dancer for a Busby Berkeley film, she met and married Homer Henry Moore in 1940. They settled in the San Diego suburbs and raised their three children; Michael, Kathleen (Roy Whalin) and Patricia (Alan DiBona). Virginia was involved in many community activities over the years including the Cub Scouts, Blue Birds and PTA. She was a founding member of the El Cajon chapter of the Native Daughters of the Golden West, an organization of which she was immensely proud and with which she remained involved until her death last September at age 93.

After retirement Homer and Virginia relocated to the Seattle area where Homer passed away in 1997. Virginia then moved to The Fountains at Pacific Regent in Bellevue where she spent many happy years as a member of that close-knit retirement community. In 2008 she joined her family on Lopez Island. Virginia passed away surrounded by her loving family on September 15, 2011.

Virginia is survived by her three children; her grandchildren Patrick Moore, Dawn Howard (Thom), Maureen Luna-Long (Adam Sandman), David Whalin (Annie), Ren and Kai Di Bona; and great grandchildren Garrett Whalin, Chloe Howard, and Aidan and Tara Sandman-Long.

Please join all who loved her as we celebrate her life on Saturday, August 11, 2012 at the Lopez Island Center Church.