Virginia Boydston

May 29, 1922 – February 6, 2015

 

Boydston, VirginiaVirginia Boydston departed this earth on February 6, 2015 in Edmond. Virginia was born in Oklahoma City on May 29, 1922. Her parents, Samuel Edward and Mary Katherine Boydston preceded her in death. Her growing up days were in Edmond, OK where she was an Edmond High School graduate in 1941. Almost immediately thereafter Virginia began attending Hill’s Business University in Oklahoma City where she graduated in 1942.

Soon after her business school graduation, she began a 43 year career in procurement at Tinker Field as a civilian employee, which she enjoyed very much before retirement in 1985. One particular enjoyment was her ability to attend the Retired Tinker employee’s gatherings at breakfast or other meals where she could reminisce with fellow retirees.

Virginia leaves behind her brother, Edward Armond Boydston of Edmond, OK. Nieces and Nephews Brenda Chatham, Rhonda Knight, Mona Ryan, Darranne Folino, Candace Paquette, Scott Boydston and Todd Boydston. Her younger brother; Arland Doyle Boydston preceded her in death. She also leaves behind a host of friends and other relatives she dearly loved.

Traveling was a great enjoyment to Virginia and she made many trips around the world plus throughout this country especially with her Putnam City Retired Citizens’ Organization. Her favorite pastime was crocheting beautiful afghans and baby blankets to the delight of young mothers and other desirous individuals. She also enjoyed her yard work and often told others she still mowed her own lawn at the age of 86 years.

Virginia never married and was very independent in caring for herself. She loved life and her family and friends.

Graveside services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 10, 2015 at Memorial Park Cemetery, Oklahoma City. Family will greet friends on Monday, Feb. 9, 2015 from 5:00-7:00 p.m. at Matthews Funeral Home, Edmond, OK.

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  1. I met Miss Virginia in 2008 when I had the privilege of becoming her neighbor. Yes, for the next two years she maintained and mowed her own lawn! Then she very generously and graciously gave me all her lawn equipment to use. Miss Virginia shared with me her knowledge of caring for our rose bushes and flower beds. I enjoyed visiting with her about all her travels and the places she had seen. Miss Virginia was a wonderful neighbor and person. She will be missed. My prayers to her family as they mend the space, now empty, in their family.

    Donna Rushing – Neighbor

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