Virginia L. (Hay) Nelson | Passages

Virginia L. Nelson (Hay) passed away peacefully at her home in Friday Harbor on June 17, 2010.

Virginia “Ginney” died quietly with her two daughters, Catherine and Diane, and their husbands at her side. She was 81.

Virginia was born in Great Falls, Mont., Dec. 4, 1928. She is a graduate of Queen Anne High School, Seattle, Wash., where she made many lifelong friends. Ginney planned her 60th Queen Anne High School Reunion.

In 1950, she married David W. Nelson, who passed away in 2007. Virginia's life with her husband took them on many travels: from Seattle to Spokane, to San Francisco, to Bellevue, to Portland, Ore., and Orange County, Calif. After David retired at 54, they traveled extensively throughout the western United States, Canada, Mexico, Australia, New Zealand and Hawaii.

In the late 1980s, they began to build their home in Friday Harbor, Wash., where they enjoyed friends new and old between travels.

Virginia is survived by her daughter Catherine and three grandchildren and four great-grandchildren, and her eldest daughter Diane.

She is greatly missed.

— Family of Virginia L. (Hay) Nelson

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