Virginia Joyce Morrison

09/22/1933 — 06/21/2009

From Kennewick, WA, US | Born in Glendale, CA

Virginia Joyce Morrison

Virginia Joyce Morrison 1933-2009

Virginia Joyce Morrison passed away on June 21, 2009, surrounded by her loving family. She was born in Glendale, California on September 22, 1933 to Cecil and Elpie Poe. In 1943, the family relocated to Richland, Washington. Virginia graduated from Columbia High School in 1951 and soon after met the love of her life. David and Virginia married on December 26, 1952. They were blessed with three daughters. After several years as a dedicated homemaker, Virginia became a secretary retiring from Westinghouse Hanford in 1995.

Virginia had a zest for life and a contagious, positive attitude. She enjoyed reading and sports, but most of all spending time with family and friends. Dave and Virginia created precious family memories and took numerous vacations. For over 20 years, the annual Priest Lake camping trip was one of her favorite; lasting all year long through planning, experiencing and reliving good times. She was not one to miss a party or opportunity to enjoy life with others. She took delight in watching her grand and great-grandchildren grow and was extremely proud of her family.

Virginia is survived by her husband of 57 years, David; sister, Dicksy Creek Ken; sister in-law, Audrey Howell Bill; daughters: Diane Bartlett Jack, Julie Nelson Walt, Laura Dorland Kelly. She is also survived by seven grandchildren: Heather Ferritto Jeff, Jay Bartlett Christy, Matthew Bartlett, Zachary Nelson Amanda, Alexandre Nelson, Edison Dorland and Kailee Dorland and six great-grandchildren MaKaylah, Alex and Joss Ferritto; Michelle, Whitley and Tyler Bartlett.

Services will be held on Friday, June 26th at 4:00 p.m. at Einan's Funeral Home.

In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting that donations be made to the Tri-Cities Cancer Center.

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  • To the Family of my Dear Friend Virginia.

    The first time I met Virginia, she came and applied for my job with Jim Berg in the 300 Area – her smile was contagious, and her resume was A okay. When she left I told Jim, well you don’t need to interview anymore, Virginia is the perfect fit, and so it was. My relationship with Virginia continued throughout the years at Hanford. I have so many fond memories. When my first grandchild was born a girl, which will be 20 years August 1st, I came back to work and she had decorated my office to let everyone know about the happy occasion in my life. That’s was one of just many times she made me feel loved and happy. Most recently we were able to have lunch and go to a movie on occasion. There was always a hug and I would ask, how are you doing?, and she would again give me that big smile and say, “everything was okay”. She loved each of you very much, and will be truly missed by all. I offer you my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. Love to all, Eileen Dunn

    Eileen Dunn
    November 4, 2014
    Benton, City, WA, US
  • Ah Virginia. One of the kindest and most loving people ever known. Always of good cheer even in the face of adversity, she never failed to miss a party, and livened it up considerably upon her arrival. Virginia was a role model on how to live a rich, happy and fulfilled life. And her legacy is measured in her sucessful children and grandchildren, whom she adored. My life is richer because of her friendship.

    Janell Hales
    November 4, 2014
    Richland, WA, US