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Virginia Earnest

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Longtime Glenwood Springs resident, Virginia Earnest, passed away September 30th, 2010 at Grace Health Care after a short illness. Virginia was born in Akron, CO on February 11, 1922 to Edward A. & Cecile Pauline Hart. She married the love of her life, Ralph Allen Earnest, on June 7, 1939 in Glenwood Springs. Ralph and Virginia were blessed with 5 children. Virginia was a charter member of the Glenwood Springs Art Guild; she belonged to the Four Mile Extension Club, PEO and Glenwood Garden Club. She was also a 4-H and Cub Scout leader for many years. Virginia loved painting, gardening, swimming, fishing, reading, traveling and she was an excellent cook. Virginia was very proud of her family and a great role model to everyone she met. She was a great mom and had a wonderful sense of humor and a beautiful smile. She was adored by her grandchildren and taught them countless lessons and life skills. She was a very “hands-On” grandmother and loved spending time with her grandchildren. She is survived by sons Jerry (Shirley) Earnest of Denver, Brad (Chery) Earnest and daughters Eddi (Don) Vanderhoof and Mila (John) Jensen all of Glenwood Springs, sister Helen Cook of Gunnison and daughter in law Jody Graziano of Denver. Grandchildren: Brian Earnest, Tommy Earnest, Lisa Holder, Shelly Morgan, Stephanie Munk, Randy Rippy, Clint Jensen, Misty Rideout, Charity Hyziak and Missy Speer. She is also survived by 14 great-grandchildren and 1 great- great-grandson as well as numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, Ralph, brother, Edward Hart JR, son, Tom Earnest and grandson Jeffrey Jensen. The family would like to thank Hospice of the Valley for their support and Grace Health Care and all of their employees for the loving care she received over the last 3 years. A memorial service will be held at the First United Methodist Church in Glenwood Springs on Thursday, October 7th at 2pm. In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate donations to: Hospice of the Valley, P.O. Box 3768, Basalt CO 81621


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