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Shirley "Virginia" Preston

June 5, 1936 ~ December 9, 2018 (age 82)

Virginia was born to Ray and Portia Daugherty June 5, 1936. She lived nearly all her life in Northern Colorado. Virginia graduated from Windsor High School.  Growing up, Virginia worked harvesting with her father. She also drove a milk route and worked waiting tables at the family owned Café.  Virginia worked 17 years with Hewlett-Packard as a Wiring Tech. After taking an early retirement from HP; she became a stay at home mom and spent some time traveling the US, Canada and Alaska with her husband who was an over the road truck driver.

Virginia was a straight forward, matter of fact kind of gal.  She was strong willed, fiercely independent and had a sassy personality that never stopped.  Virginia loved animals and had many faithful and beloved four legged companions.  Her home was a welcome place to all.  Anyone who had visited once was no longer a stranger or a guest; this meant you would surely be recruited for chores along with the food and fun.

Virginia is preceded in death by her father Ray Dougherty, mother Portia Dougherty and sisters Pat Reynolds and Judy Karst.

Virginia is survived by her sister Diana Carlson; husband Chuck Preston; daughters Nan Vaughan, Marie Noland, Dawnetta Gosch and Tina Lyons; eight grandchildren; eighteen great-grandchildren; and one great-great grandchild.  Virginia was known as mom and/or grandma to many more who were adopted into the family by her love.

Virginia was a diplomate to the unreasonable, an outstretched hand to those on the edge, a piece keeper in conflict, shelter to the weary and strength for the weak.   She will be loved and missed by those fortunate enough to know her as friend or family.  Precious is her memory to those who knew her as sister, mom, grandma and wife.

A Celebration of Life Gathering will take place at the Viegut Funeral Home Reception Center on Wednesday, December 19, 2018 from 11:00am-1:00pm. 

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