Virginia Rose Enloe age 83, passed on to her eternal home on Monday, June 2, 2014, in Tucson, Arizona. Virginia was born in Great Falls, Montana, on February 9, 1931, to Vernon and Rose (Rusick) Bechard. She grew up in Great Falls, and graduated from high school there in 1949. She worked at Eddy's Bakery while she was in school and at Barbers Furniture after graduation until she met and fell in love with her future husband, Larry C. Enloe. They were married on March 18, 1951, and were together through sixty years. They initially made their home in Great Falls where their three children, Larry A., Rosemary and Gloria were born. They moved to Anaconda, Montana in 1966 with the Anaconda Copper Company. They made their home on Washoe Avenue in Anaconda, among friends and family until 1978 when they moved to Denver, Colorado. After Denver they moved to Arizona and eventually retired there. Virginia was a gentle soul who always treated others with great respect and dignity. She especially enjoyed traveling and learning about new things. While in Anaconda she enjoyed working in ceramics. In Tucson she found joy in learning about and growing cactus plants of all sizes and in tending her citrus fruit trees. She loved to shop, go out to lunch and nurture her sweet tooth. Virginia and Larry enjoyed entertaining their friends who visited when traveling through Arizona. For many years they traveled extensively visiting family and friends across the country. More than anything else in her life Virginia loved being with her family. She visited family as often as she could and loved hearing about the happenings in the lives of each family member. She made a special effort to attend each of her grandchildren's graduations from high school and she always remembered birthdays, anniversaries and other special events. Virginia is preceded in death by her husband, Larry; by her parents, Vernon and Rose; and by a granddaughter, Sarah. Virginia is survived by her sisters, Beverly (Len) Dusek of Great Falls, Montana and Delores (Van) Van Hoy of Alton, Illinois, and by her three children, Larry (Rhonda) Enloe of Draper, Utah, Rosemary (Dave) Paszkiet of Tucson, Arizona, and Gloria (Mike) O'Rourke of Anaconda, Montana. She is also survived by her grandchildren, Will (Whisper) Enloe, Becky (Jim) Mathes, Rachel Enloe, John (Corina) Paszkiet, Jenny Paszkiet, Jeff (Jessica) O'Rourke, Erin (Jeff) Acosta, and by eight great-grandchildren. Cremation has already occurred and a Memorial Service is set for Saturday, July 19, 2014 in Tucson, at the Saguaro Christian Church, 8302 E. Broadway Blvd., at 1:00 p.m. There will be a Memorial Service and interment later this summer in Great Falls, Montana. Arrangements by BRINGS BROADWAY CHAPEL.
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Published in the Arizona Daily Star on July 13, 2014