Virginia Brown

Virginia Brown

Dec. 1931 ~ Jan. 2018

Virginia was born in 1931 to Elijah and Gladys Bell and passed away at the age of 86.  Growing up, she worked as a migrant farm worker, on her way to graduating from Hilmar High.  In adulthood, she worked for the U. S. Postal service and in the cafeteria for Denair Unified School District.  She enjoyed reading, gardening, cooking, travel, using the computer and spending time with family.  Virginia was a member of the Turlock V.F.W. Post 5059 Women’s Auxiliary.

She is survived by her son Lenis; sisters Carol and Peggy; grandson Joshua and great grandson Alex.  Virginia was preceded in death by her parents, husband Harrel and sister Joy.

Memorial contributions can be made in her memory to the Turlock V.F.W. Post 5059.

Viewing will be held at Allen Mortuary on Friday, January 26, 2018 from 5:00-7:00p.m.  Funeral service will also be at Allen Mortuary on Saturday, January 27, 2018 at 10:00a.m.  Interment will be at Carlsbad Cemetery in New Mexico.

Please share your memories at www.AllenMortuary.com

2 Comments

  • Paula Counter January 26, 2018 9:08 pm

    Jennie was my Aunt her sister Joy was my mother: I have fond memories of Aunt Jennie: As a young girl I stayed with her and Uncle Harrel. At the time they had no children and she would spoil me. When Lenis came along all of that stopped; just kidding she still welcomed me to her home anytime.She has had a good life and it’s always nice to look at the memories. Her and my mom were the two oldest sisters out of the Bell girls, they had a close relationship so if I didn’t see Jennie much my mom kept me informed of everything.
    Peggy and Carol are the two younger Bell Sisters, the Sisters were always close I know she will be greatly missed.

  • Dorinda Soiseth January 30, 2018 5:10 am

    I worked at Denair Elementary School during the time that Virginia Brown was there. She worked in the cafeteria and I worked in the office. One of my duties was to take the daily lunch count and provide that information to the cafeteria staff. Virginia always congratulated me when my count matched the actual lunches served, and said that I was the only one to get it right! I will always remember her smile and the laughs we shared.

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