Porter Loring Mortuary North
2102 N. Loop 1604 E.
San Antonio, TX

Our beloved Virginia passed away unexpectedly on December 29, 2021 at the age of 57.

Virginia was born in San Antonio TX on February 5, 1964, the fifth daughter and sixth child of Barbara Howland Bennett (later Peters) and Gerard Joseph Bennett. She lived a life filled with love, kindness and generosity. Virginia was born with an adventurous spirit. She was swimming and jumping off the diving board at the local pool by the age of 3. She was a lifeguard and taught swimming lessons throughout high school and college. She loved swimming, skiing, scuba diving, sailing and even took her love of adventure into sky diving and horse-back riding.

Virginia loved being by the water – whether boating or taking part in water recreation - her love of live water brought her to her final home in New Braunfels TX, where she spent the last eight years enjoying its two rivers. She also enjoyed relaxing by the water in Rockport, TX with family and her dog, Maggie.

She received her degree from Louisiana State University in marketing and interior design – which became a life-long hobby and interest. She retired from Dell Computer where she was Senior Sales Manager. In later years she worked in interior design and real estate. She was a talented artist and designer and always loved using her skills to decorate and beautify the homes of her family members and close friends.

Virginia was truly happiest when she was spending time laughing and carrying on with her large and loving family. She had an extreme love for all animals, especially dogs, and often rescued dogs and found loving homes for them. Our sweet Virginia will be greatly missed by everyone who knew and loved her and was affected by her joyful presence and magnetic smile.

Virginia was preceded in death by her father, Gerard Bennett.

Virginia is survived by her mother, Barbara Peters, her sisters, Jeannie Laster (Cary); Carolyn Cowan; Elaine Pickett (Steve); Amy Bastoni (Jim) and her brother, Dan Bennett (Colette). Virginia is also survived by her nieces and nephews: Paul Laster (Melissa), Madeline Biasiolli (Travis); Danny Bennett (Jamie), Marissa Bennett Rundqvist (Peter), Grant & Edward Bennett; Kelsey Cowan Herschap (Max); Melanie Pickett Grobmyer (Mark), Michael Pickett, Monica Pickett; Nick Bastoni (Alex), Matt Bastoni as well as her great nephews and nieces: Genevieve, Josiah, Jackson & Jacob Laster; Alexander James & Brooke Biasiolli; Abigail Bennett; Eleanor Bastoni; James Grobmyer. Virginia will also be dearly missed by Kaeli, Skyler & Colton Wolfe.

The family will hold a private memorial service at a later date. Memorial contributions in Virginia's honor may be made to the Animal Defense League or pet rescue of your choice.

The brightest flames burn the quickest and though her flame has extinguished, her enduring love for her family and what she meant to us will always warm our hearts.


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I am so very sorry to see this. I knew Virginia since Harmony Hills, Eisenhower and Churchill. My prayers are with you all.
Linnea Stiner Dunn
January 16, 2022
Virginia was such a bright light and I am heartbroken to hear of her passing. I am making this donation in her honor. I know how much she loved dogs and Boxers in particular. Much Love to Caroline and the rest of the Bennett family.
Meg Karney Arnold
January 14, 2022
God speed Virginia.
GeorgeAnne and Teak Elmore
January 14, 2022
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