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VIRGINIA BROWN Virginia Lee (Pace) Brown, 95, passed away peacefully on January 20, 2018. Virginia was able to spend a wonderful Christmas with her family, and on December 27, she was very proud to celebrate her 95th Birthday surrounded by family and friends. Virginia, was born on December 27, 1922, in Springdale, Arkansas, where she grew up with her parents, Arthur and Elsie Pace, and her younger brother and sister, Rolland and Sue. In the summer of 1937, she travelled with her mother and siblings to join their father, in Greenfield, California. She attended Greenfield Grammar, and then King City High School where was very active in Theater and Music, serving as Drum Majorette and playing kettle drums in the school orchestra. She graduated in June of 1942 and married her high school sweetheart, Ken Guerrero, who soon left for service in the US Navy in the Pacific. Their children, Douglas (Butch), born in 1943, and Jamie, born in 1947, spent their early years in Greenfield before moving to Alameda in 1951, where Virginia lived for the next 49 years. Virginia started her career working at Todd Shipyards in Alameda. The last 20 years of her working life was spent in the transportation (trucking) industry. She was active in the Oakland Women's Traffic Club, which she chaired. Virginia spent many years taking care of her aging parents, but loved visiting her growing family, gardening, and some wonderful travel to Europe, Asia, Australia, Alaska, and all over the United States, Canada and Mexico. After retiring, in 2000, she decided to relocate to Chico to be closer to children. She became active in Newcomer's and Red Hatters and loved living in Chico. She is survived by her son, Doug & Kelly Guerrero, from Forest Ranch; grandson Michael of San Francisco; granddaughter Christiani & Drew, and great grandson Eliot, from New Hampshire; her daughter, Jamie & John Burghardt, from Forest Ranch; grandson Andy & Prachi, and great grandson Tejas, from the Bay Area; granddaughter Jenny & Pete, and great grandchildren Ella and Danny, from Utah; grandson Scott & Chelsea, and great grandson Louis, from Hawaii. A private family Memorial Service is being planned for later in the spring. The family requests, in-lieu of flowers, please contribute to a local charity of your choosing. We were very blessed to have had our Mother (Virginia, Ginny, Granny), in our lives for so long. She will be greatly missed and forever remembered. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.brusiefh.com
Published in Chico Enterprise-Record on Jan. 27, 2018
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