Virginia "Vigie" (Reuthinger) Wynn
1932 - 2020
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Virginia "Vigie" Wynn was born in Laredo, Texas, and died in San Antonio, Texas. She is preceded in death by her parents, Johnnie and George Reuthinger Sr., members of an early Laredo pioneering family; brother, George Reuthinger Jr. (Edith); and sisters, Betty Reuthinger Patterson (Lucius) and Hortense Reuthinger Offerle (Max). She is survived by her husband of 65 years, Dr. James Wynn; children, Robert Wynn (Kim), Mike Wynn (Karin), and David Wynn (Shelly); 9 grandchildren; 2 great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews in Texas, California, and Hawaii.

Vigie graduated valedictorian from Martin High School in Laredo, Texas at age 17. She was a queen at the George Washington Parade, tennis team member, and active in many organizations with many friends who remained close for a lifetime. She attended U.T. Austin where she earned both a Bachelor of Biology and a Master of Physiology degree in just 4 years.

While at UT she was a member of Gamma Phi Beta sorority, active in intermural sports, university activities, as well as teaching in the biology labs.

In 1955, she married her high school sweetheart. Jim & Vigie moved to Dallas for his medical school education. Jim practiced in California, Alice, Texas, Lockhart, Texas, and finally made San Antonio their permanent home.

Vigie's life centered around family, friends, and many pets, mostly dogs, a few horses and a special mule named Stephanie. Being active was her life's dream. She taught mathematics in Laredo, Dallas, and San Antonio. She loved tennis and had many tennis friends throughout the state. Vigie was a superb water-skier, snow-skier, swimmer and diver, as well as, a hunter and fisher. Jim & Vigie spent many days horseback riding in Colorado and Montana. They enjoyed ranching together in Laredo, Lytle, and Tarpley, Texas.

Vigie took a leading role in all three of her sons' lives, providing guidance and encouragement in all their many academic and athletic endeavors. She was also generous in serving others, taking part in volunteering her time and talents to Coker United Methodist Church, PTA, and the Bexar County Medical Society Auxiliary.

As Vigie wanted, her ashes will be carried to the top of a Colorado mountain appropriately named "Oh Be Joyful"! She spent many a happy day hiking with family and friends; and, she will share this beautiful view with one friend already there, enjoying the beloved great outdoors. Many thanks to Coker United Methodist Church for decades of fellowship, especially with former Pastor Robert Grimes & wife Mary Beth. Also, special thanks to the angels at Arden Courts, and caregivers Isabel, Terry, and special friend Alma.

Due to current health concerns the family will hold a private memorial service. Please give any donation in her name to your favorite charity.

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Published in Express-News on Aug. 9, 2020.
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August 29, 2020
Dr. Wynn and Family,
Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time.
John and Lisa Kothmann
Lisa Kothmann
August 22, 2020
I was saddened to hear of the loss of Vigie. I played tennis with her in the 70's and '80's. She was a much better player than me, but she was always gracious and fun. A truly lovely lady. My prayers are with all of her family. God's Blessings, Sharon Mullins Mills
Sharon Mills
August 21, 2020
Robert, we extend our heart sympathy on the passing of your Mom. We hope her laughter and memories will be of some solace to you and your family. We continue to keep you and your family in our thoughts and prayers. David and Jo Beth (Babcock) Oestreich
Jo Beth Oestreich
August 18, 2020
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Henry Rivera
August 15, 2020
I was so sorry to hear that Vigie passed away. I first met her at Harmony Hills Elementary School where we worked together in the PTA. We also were involved in the Bexar County Medical Society Auxiliary. Vigie had a friendly and pleasant personality. I always enjoyed being around her. My deepest condolences to Jim and his entire family.
Marlene Stafford
August 13, 2020
Growing up the Wynns house was my second home. Despite already having three boys she was always welcoming and kind. She will be missed and GOD will welcome here home. My heart goes out to Dr. Wynn, Robert, Mike@David. Love Eddy Austin
Eddy Austin
Family Friend
August 12, 2020
Jim, Tullis and I are in New Mexico and have just heard of Vigie's passing. I think of her often in many different ways. We enjoyed tennis so much and playing at Oakhills was always fun. You have a great family and it always amazed me how much fun you all had together. She will be missed. Thoughtfully, Tullis and Liz
Tullis and Liz Thomas
August 11, 2020
Dr. Jim Wynn, Robert, Mike, David and the rest of your family(s),
Our prayers and condolences are with you for your loss. We will always cherish and remember the great times from long ago that Mrs. Vigie Wynn and the rest of your family shared with our family both during and after YMCA and Little League baseball games. She was a very special person that we will never forget.
The Baker's (John - deceased, Hilde, Mike, Teresa and Willie)
Mike Baker
Family Friend
August 10, 2020
Jim, we were so sorry to hear of Vigie's passing and the great loss to you. I shall always remember her on the tennis court - a formidable opponent, and the two of you always holding hands. May God be with you and your family.
Susan and Bennett Closner
August 10, 2020
What a loss. She was my favorite teacher at Lamar Jr High and I was so happy to reconnect when I started practice in San Antonio My condolences to you
Pancho Malakoff
August 9, 2020
I am sorry to hear that Mrs. Wynn has passed. I have thought of her often over the years. May God be with you during this time. Sherri Beth (Grimes) Smith
August 9, 2020
We only met once, at the Majestic Theater, but what a lovely family! My deepest condolences.
Danny Scroggins
August 9, 2020
Jim, this Buddy Bruni from Laredo. I was so sorry to hear about Virginia's passing. Please accept our deepest condolences to you and your family. May God give you strength.
Ernest Bruni
August 9, 2020
Dr. Wynn (Jim) My prays and condolences go out to at your great loss. Grace Dilworth
Grace Dilworth
August 9, 2020
Jim and family, my condolences. My memories of Vigie are from back in the day of the Bexar County Medical Auxiliary, and they are good memories. I wish I had known her better.
Barbara Yount
August 9, 2020
The Reuthinger name is synonymous with hard work, success, faith and generosity.... "I remain confident of this: I will see the goodness of the LORD in the land of the living. ..." Psalm 27:13-14
Family Friend
August 8, 2020
Jim and Mike,
Roni and I send our most sincere condolences for your loss of Vigie.
Richard Rouse
August 7, 2020
Such a lovely person. I met her at Harmony Hills. I was the school nurse & she was pta President. Our boys then met at Churchill & became friends. Love to a beautiful family & a wonderful woman.
Vincy Dunn
August 7, 2020
Brett and I are so sorry for your family's tremendous loss. I wish that we had known Vigie personally, which is certainly our loss. Praying for our Lord's peace to engulf your entire family
Ginger Rowe
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