Virginia Lee Runyan
In Loving Memory of Virginia Lee Runyan (“Ginny”), Wife, Mother, Sister, Grandmother, Great Grandmother and Aunt.
Virginia passed away peacefully in her home surrounded by family on the morning of February 4, 2015. Virginia was born in Covington, Oklahoma on January 15, 1928 to Kathern A. McMillan and Luther Lee McMillan. Virginia met her husband, John, in Eureka, Kansas and they were married on May 30, 1946 in Eldarado, Kansas. John and Virginia had one daughter, Miralee, who now resides in Eagle, Colorado. They moved to Colorado in 1956 and moved to Rifle in 1959. John and Virginia built and operated The Rifle Supper Club (famous for its prime rib and “top secret” au jus). They later owned and operated Runyan Sand & Gravel. John and Virginia loved to go south in the winter to play golf and shoot pool. They also loved camping and fishing with the family. Virginia loved spending time with her grandkids and great grandkids playing cards and dominoes. She had perfected her card skills and was often referred to as a card shark or “snake eyes.” Virginia was truly a lady who would captivate you with her wit, intelligence and engaging conversations.
She was preceded in death by her husband, John Runyan; father, Luther Lee McMillan; mother, Kathern Orndorff; stepfather, Curly Orndorff; brothers, Lee Troy McMillan and Jimmie McMillan; and sister Kathern Louise McMillan.
Virginia is survived by her daughter, Miralee Mead and husband Lin of Eagle, Colorado; grandchildren, Cully Bingham and wife Catherine of Andrews, Texas, Thad Bingham and wife Barb of Fruita, Colorado, Britt Choate and husband Doug of Battlement Mesa, Colorado; great grandchildren Tommy, Brooke and Bailey; sister-in-law, Irene McMillan of Houston, Texas; nephew, Stacy McMillan and wife Charlene Haines of Aurora, Colorado; and friend and caretaker Jill Hamrick and husband Tony of Rifle, Colorado.
A Memorial Service will be held at Rosehill Cemetery in Rifle, Colorado on Saturday, February 14, 2015 at 2:00 p.m. Memorial contributions may be made to Home Health and Hospice of the Valley, 1901 Grand Avenue, Suite 206, Glenwood Springs, CO 81601.
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