Beloved by her nieces, nephews, extended family and friends, Virginia Annabell George Mandeville, the first daughter and the last surviving child of the Alva and Martha George family, passed away Sunday, Dec. 11, 2016.
Virginia was born April 29, 1929. Raised on the George family ranch on the East Rosebud River, “Aunt Ginny” rode horses, worked the fields and helped with the younger siblings and cousins. She attended Roscoe Elementary School, graduated from high school in Absarokee and earned her degree from Saint Vincent’s School of Nursing in 1951.
Virginia was blessed to marry the love of her life, John Mandeville on Jan. 2, 1952. For 64 years, they lived with their treasured dachshunds throughout the world with Billings being their last place of residence. Virginia worked at medical offices in many of these locations prior to John’s retirement from the Air Force. The couple spent winters in Indialantic, Fla., and summers at their cabin on the family ranch in Roscoe. Virginia enjoyed golfing, crocheting, canning, and baking.
Virginia could be found walking the beach in Florida or enjoying early morning strolls around Roscoe on the way to the post office. The coffee pot was always on at the cabin, and a cookie or a piece of her delicious rhubarb pie was offered.
Virginia kept in contact with her nursing classmates, and enjoyed attending their reunions. Proud of her profession, Virginia loved to reminisce about how health care practices have changed through the years.
Virginia is survived by sisters-in-law, Barbara (Stanley) George, Patricia (Arnold) George, and Lauretta (Timothy) George; and her nieces, nephews and cousins. Preceding her in death were: parents, Alva and Martha (Arthun) George, and siblings, Mary Ann (George) Campbell, Timothy George, Stanley George and Arnold George.
A graveside memorial service is planned at the Roscoe Cemetery in early summer. The family thanks the staff and caregivers at Vista of St. Johns and RiverStone Hospice Home. Memorials may be sent to the charity of your choice.
Memories and condolences may be shared at www.dahlfuneralchapel.com