Virginia C. Repman

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Virginia C. Repman

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Virginia C. Repman, of Edmonds, WA passed on December 17, 2012.
She was born during the 1920's, growing up in the Great Depression and working as a nurse during World War II. Virginia's life was a quintessential story of the Greatest Generation. She was born on November 20, 1923 in Seattle and grew up on Beacon Hill over her grandparent's grocery store. Her family also had a farm on the Queets River where Virginia developed a deep respect for farmers and a love for the Olympic Peninsula.
During World War II Virginia graduated from the University of Washington with a BS in Nursing. She worked as a charge nurse at Northern State Hospital, embarking on a lifelong commitment to helping people. While she was a nurse, Virginia fell in love and eloped with a young Lieutenant, Lloyd Repman, to whom she stayed happily married for the rest of her life.
After having four children, Virginia returned to the University of Washington and completed her Masters of Social Work. She was hired as a counselor for the Lutheran Family Counseling Services in Everett and Lynnwood where she remained as a long-time staff member.
In her retirement Virginia reactivated her involvement in the Edmonds Unitarian Universalist Church. She continued her commitment to social causes. Virginia and Lloyd also realized their dream of experiencing exotic worlds together, traveling to Europe, Thailand, Honduras, Pakistan, India, Egypt and Indonesia. When home from their travels they lived happily in their Edmonds house and watched the sun set over the Olympic Mountains.
Virginia is survived by her brother, Jack Anderson; four children, Leslie, Mark, Doug and Valerie; nine grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.
A Celebration of Life Service will be held at Edmonds Unitarian Church, 8109 224th St. SW on Sunday, January 13, 2013 at 2:00 p.m.



Published in The Herald (Everett) from Dec. 30, 2012 to Jan. 1, 2013
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