Currens, Virginia Lee
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age 87, of Scottsdale, Arizona, passed away peacefully at home on December 13, 2012. She was born on August 18, 1925 in Covington, Kentucky. In 1946, Virginia married the love of her life Raymond Robert Currens, and while completing his University degree they started a family in Madeira, Ohio. The two were married 65 years before Ray's passing exactly 5 months ago. Virginia worked as an executive secretary for many years as the family began their exciting life living in 6 states across the United States and Paris, France. Virginia was a loving and devoted wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother, and aunt. She is survived by four sons Jeffery (Wilma), Rickie (Dotti), Greg (Victoria) and Dennis (Julie), 9 grandchildren, 10 great grandchildren, 2 nephews (Jerry & Brad) and 2 nieces (Barbara & Cheryl). She was a friend and mentor to so many others.
Virginia was passionate about the field of medicine, consuming as much knowledge as she could. A consummate mother and homemaker, Virginia was an excellent cook and enjoyed preparing meals for her family and friends. Over the years she shared those recipes with the family. She loved playing card games and was the ultimate prankster especially on April Fool's Day. In addition to raising her four children, she was a member of the Presbyterian Church, volunteered at the local community pool and generously supported numerous charitable organizations including Hospice of the Valley, Shriners Childrens Hospital, Salvation Army, VFW, and DAV.
Virginia had a special ability to meet people and immediately connect with them. This skill led Virginia to develop many close friends who normally would just be in and out of our lives. Recently, Virginia's Hairdresser, Dry Cleaner, the Belmont Village Pals and Nurses, as well as the kitchen staff that made every meal a pleasure, had become an integral part of her life such that the days would not be complete without talking and loving them. The family is deeply grateful for the outpouring of love, prayers, and support in many heart-felt forms, from too many people to name individually, but including: Hospice of the Valley, the amazing Belmont Village Team, family and friends - either through prayer and/or visits, neighbors, and even random acts of kindness by total "strangers". Visitation will be held at Messinger Pinnacle Peak Mortuary on Wednesday December 19, 2012 from 11:00 am with services starting at noon. Interment and a short service will immediately follow at Paradise Memorial Gardens.
8555 E. Pinnacle Peak Road Scottsdale, AZ 85255
Published in The Arizona Republic on Dec. 16, 2012