Friday, September 16, 2005
Virginia Black, 91, of Spokane passed away Saturday, Sept.
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
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