Virginia Louise (Wahr) Wakefield, formerly of Brooklyn Mich., passed away at age 91, Jan. 2, 2016, in Ontario, Calif. She was born May 3, 1924, to Oscar H. Wahr and Amelia L. (Fox) Wahr in Jackson, Mich.
Virginia was preceded in death by her parents. She is survived by two daughters, Carol Ann (Wakefield) Getter of Jackson and Patricia May Wakefield of Chino, Calif.; one brother, Robert O. and Beverly Wahr of Brooklyn; two nephews, Robert B. (Debbie) Wahr of Brooklyn and Douglas S. (Donna) Wahr of Farmington Hills; and one niece, Amy L. (Wahr) and Thomas Goetsch of Byron Center, Mich.; great-nephews, Alex, Cody, Corey, and Eric Wahr; great-nieces, Amarah, Chloe, Emily, and Stephanie; and numerous cousins and their families from surrounding areas.
She was a member of the United Presbyterian Church of Brooklyn and member of the Rei Hul Circle. She worked at Ford Motor Company of Rawsonville/Manchester and later in life as librarian at the Jackson District Library in Brooklyn. Virginia was a great supporter of Columbia Schools at all levels. After moving to California in 2009, she continued to volunteer at Diamond Bar High School in a variety of capacities including bingo and the student store. She has touched countless lives with her volunteer hours. Virginia loved to travel as she journeyed round the western part of the United States with her daughter Patricia. In her spare time, she loved to crochet and care for her cats Mitsy and Snookie.
Cremation has taken place and a celebration of life will take place in her memory at a later date