HUNT, Virginia Gay God's angels came for Virginia Gay Hunt on April 22, 2014 to carry her sweet soul to heaven. Virginia's final hours were with her sons, Bruce and David Hunt and in the prayers of her daughter Randy Brown and grandson Casey King. Virginia was born at St. Luke's Hospital in Spokane, WA on April 3, 1925 to John Rufus Marney and Virginia Worthington of Spokane and Pleasant Prairie. The young family moved to Waterville, WA, where Virginia's dad became a grain buyer and owner of Marney's Richfield Station. Virginia's mother began a long career teaching at the Waterville school. As a young girl, Virginia loved swimming and music and spending summers at the Worthington family farm on Pleasant Prairie or with her aunt and uncle at Green Lake in Seattle. Virginia loved her two brothers, Randal and Keith Marney and wrote of them; "Two of the best brothers a girl ever had." Virginia worked at the Waterville Hotel and Marney's Richfield with her dad during WWII. She even drove a grain truck one summer. Virginia was a Rainbow Girl and member of the Order of Eastern Star in Waterville. Virginia married Harold Rinker in 1945. Virginia gave birth to Randy Gay Rinker in 1946. After separating from Harold, Virginia and Randy Gay moved from Quincy to Spokane whereupon she met and married Kenneth Hunt in 1953. Virginia and Kenneth had two sons, Bruce and David Hunt. During her 60+ years living in Spokane, mom worked at the Crescent department store, the Davenport Hotel, and owned the North Wall Cafe. Virginia loved the piano and violin, but especially loved to sing gospel songs in church. Mom loved to walk, sometimes twice a day from Northtown to downtown. And no matter what detours mom's life took, or her state of mind, she always had such a pure and devoted love for her daughter, sons, and grandson. The family would like to express our sincere thanks to Dr. Jerrel Lochner for his many years of compassion and care of mom. We would also like to thank the wonderful staff at Good Samaritan for their care and love for Virginia. Mom would often say to the staff; "there's gorgeous or there's handsome." Her sweet spirit will be missed but we know the best of mom is in each of us.
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Heritage Funeral Home
508 North Government Way
Spokane, WA 99224
Published in Spokesman-Review on Apr. 27, 2014