Virginia Cruger

Virginia L. Cruger, 88, passed away August 25, 2012 in Colville. This is what she would have wanted her family and friends to know about her: “I was born Dec. 13, 1923 in Spokane. My father came to the United States from Belfast, Ireland as a child. In 1919 he married my mother, Helen Virginia Craig. I attended Grant Grade School and Lewis and Clark High School. After graduation, I worked for John W. Graham Company. In 1942 I married Paul Cruger in Spokane. We moved to Otis Orchards in 1950. This year we celebrated 70 years of marriage. I was a stay-at-home mom. We had three daughters, Gloria Knudsen, Carolyn Williams and Cathy Mogus. We also helped raise two sets of brothers over the years (Richard and Cleveland). I am survived by my husband, Paul; three daughters, nine grandchildren, 19 great-grandchildren and two sisters, Esther Walsh and Dorothy Glenn; two brothers, Alvin and Mike Nicholl. Traveling in our fifth wheel was adventurous and fun. The four cruises we took were sheer pleasure. I loved flowers and music, chocolate and coffee. I played the piano and organ at church for many years. My most fa­vorite place to go was church where I could worship my Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, with my family and friends. And in my younger years, I enjoyed teaching the hi-teen Sunday school class. I read my Bible every day and will share one of my fa­vorite passages of Scripture. Psalm 91:2, “I will say of the Lord, “He is my refuge and my fortress; my God, in Him I will trust.” When you think of me, I hope you will remember that verse and know you can trust Him too. I’ll be waiting for you!” A memorial service will be held on Sunday, Septem­ber 16, 2012 at 2:00 P.M. at Valley Assembly of God, 15618 E. Broadway, Spokane Valley.