Services Set for Virginia Green


Virginia Green
Virginia Green
Virginia M. Green of Hermiston went to be with the Lord on July 17, 2014 in Portland at the age of 86.

She was born on Sept. 4, 1927 in Sandpoint, Idaho to Loren “Cub” Racicot and Alma Fossom Racicot. Virginia was raised and attended school in Idaho. She married Glenn F. Jones on Sept. 19, 1946 in Thompson Falls, Mont. They resided in Bonners Ferry, Idaho until 1951 when they moved to Pendleton.

They owned and operated three grocery stores for 25 years, until Glenn’s health would no longer allow him to work. Glenn passed away in 1978. Virginia graduated from BMCC as an L.P.N. in 1968 and began working St. Anthony Hospital and then at Eastern Oregon State Hospital until her retirement in 1983. She thoroughly enjoyed working five years as a “sales lady” at the Emporium Department Store in Pendleton.

Virginia was an active member of the First Church of God in Pendleton from 1951 until 1991 when she moved to Hermiston. She then became an active member of the Stanfield Baptist Church. Virginia enjoyed spending time with family and friends, old time fiddling, tending to her roses, and helping others. She was a devoted and loving wife and caregiver to her three husbands and was always concerned about friends and neighbors.

She is survived by her son, Michael L. Jones and his wife, Julie; stepsons, Jim Persinger and wife, Joanie, and David Ray Green and wife, Sue; nine grandchildren; numerous great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews.

Virginia was preceded in death by her husbands, Glenn F. Jones in 1978, Wendell Persinger in 1989, and Donald Green in 2011; sister, June Mallory; brother, Richard Kohol; and a stepdaughter, Glenine Cramer.

A funeral service will be held on Wednesday, July 30, 2014 at 11 a.m. at Burns Mortuary Chapel in Hermiston.

A private burial will follow at Olney Cemetery in Pendleton.

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Burns Mortuary of Hermiston is in care of arrangements.