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Virginia Wilson

February 5, 1937 — December 2, 2022

Chinook, WA

Beloved wife & mother, sister & friend, Virginia Marie (Driscoll) Wilson of Chinook, passed away Friday, December 2, 2022 at Willapa Care Center in Raymond.

She was born February 5, 1937 to her parents, Thomas & Hazel Driscoll in the midst of a snow storm at the family home in Portland, Oregon. She was born 5th of 7 children. During her early grade school years, the family moved to Ocean Park where Tom found work after WW2. Virginia and her siblings attended Ocean Park Schools while their mother served meals from the school kitchen.

Virginia went on to attend Ilwaco High School (Class of 1955) where she was a varsity cheerleader for three years. She met her varsity basketball player & sweetheart, Edgar “Corky” Wilson (Class of 1954). The two married December 17, 1955.

Eventually moving to Raymond, settling in South Bend, they raised their 4 children: Gary, Randy, Gina & Russell.

Virginia was a great mom & devoted wife. Virginia & Corky were members of the Raymond Assembly of God, where she was the Sunday School Superintendent & Women’s Ministries President for many years.

When Corky retired, they decided to move back to Chinook where they started their married life together. There, he built her new custom home, where she added her special touch during the planning & construction.

Virginia was preceded in death by her husband of 63 years, her parents, brother Ken Driscoll, sisters Barbara Smith, Evelyn Lynn & Beverly Johnson, and great-granddaughter Aurora Reiger.

She is lovingly remembered by her children: Gary & Jan Wilson of South Bend, Randy & Lynnea Wilson of Raymond, Gina Wilson of Chehalis, and Russell Wilson of Castle Rock; her 8 grandchildren: Kim Corbett, Kasey Wilson, Alan Wilson, Ryan Wilson, Katrina Reiger, Jannea Goodman, Kessa Wilson and Karli Wilson; 8 great-grandchildren: Gavin, Avery & Isla Corbett; Emma & Grant Wilson, Felicity Reiger, Daisha & Drescen Goodman; Her siblings, Lois Kaino of Seaside, Or & Les Driscoll of Ilwaco.

Penttila's Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Graveside services will be Friday, December 9 at 1:00pm at the Ilwaco Cemetery.
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Friday, December 9, 2022

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