Virginia Minnie Keith, 84, died of natural causes on Friday, June 1, 2012, in the comfort of her eldest daughter’s home surrounded by her family. Virginia was born on February 1, 1928 to Samuel N and Gladys (Krogness) Herrick in Ephrata, WA.
In July of 1964, she married Harold Keith in Ketchikan, AK where she raised her seven children. Virginia and her husband also owned and operated A&A Auto Wrecking. Virginia attended the Matlock Community Church.
Her hobbies included sewing, quilting (making a quilt for everyone of her grandchildren and great grandchildren), gardening, and crafting. She enjoyed flowers, birds and butterflies. Her family will remember her with loving memories. She was a special person who always enjoyed her family and friends and looked for the good in everyone. She was the strength of her family, was genuinely loved and will be forever missed.
She is survived by daughters, Kathy LeGarde, Shelton, Laura Widmyer, Shelton, Debbie Powers, Colorado and Jenny Wilks, Edna Bay, AK; sons, Bob Widmyer, Ketchikan, AK, Jimmy and Kenny Widmyer, both of Edna Bay, AK; stepsons, Kenny, Leroy, and Ted Keith; brothers, Robert and Don Herrick, both of Shelton and sister Francis Pritchard, Chehalis, WA; 29 grandchildren, 39 great grandchildren and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.
She was preceded in death by both her husband Harold Keith and sister Maxine English. Memorial donations can be made to Adopt-a-Pet, 940 E. Jenson Rd. Shelton, WA.
A graveside service will be held on Wednesday, June 6, 2012 at 1:00 pm at the Shelton Memorial Park.
A reception will follow at the Matlock Grange. The family was served by McComb Funeral Home.