Virginia Black, 91, of Spokane passed away Saturday, Sept. 3, 2005.

She was born July 11, 1914 to C.C. Kenny and Elsie (Partrick) Davies in Hillsdale, N.J. She grew up in New Jersey and her family moved to Seattle, where she met and married Walter Black of Sunnyside and married him on Aug. 18, 1936 in Seattle.

The two moved to Sunnyside, where they resided until 1997 when they moved to Spokane to be closer to her daughter.

While in Sunnyside she worked as a bookkeeper for the Black Body shop and later Walter Black Motors. She also worked for the licensing department and was an election chairman, both in Sunnyside and Spokane.

Walter and Virginia enjoyed traveling in the RV and enjoyed the outdoors. She was a member of the Episcopal Church, Sunnyside Elks # 212, Lower Valley Golf & C.C. and Golf Association, Yakima Valley Trampers RV Club, Wondering Sam’s RV Club, Bridge Life Master, Orthopedic Guild, Republican club and the Little Spokane Garden club.

She is survived by her daughter, Sally and husband, Jon Wamba, of Spokane; six grandchildren, Elizabeth Shastko of Duvall, Jon Wamba of New Orleans, La., Kristine Pearson of Denver, Colo., and Tiana, Ryan and Minuette;

one sister Lynn Benson of Longview; and numerous nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Walter Black in 1997; one brother, Kenny Davies; and two sisters, Nell Dixson and Ethel Hein.

Memorial services will be held Monday, Sept. 19, 2005, at 11 a.m. at St. David’s Episcopal Church, 7315 N. Wall St., Spokane with Reverend Breckenridge officiating.

Memorials may be made to the Holy Trinity Episcopal Church or St. David’s Episcopal Church. Strate Funeral Home in Davenport is in charge of arrangements.


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