Virginia Louise Latendresse

06/08/1912 — 10/24/2009

From Richland, WA, US | Born in LaCrosse, Wisconsin

Virginia Louise Latendresse

Virginia L. Latendresse, 97, died Oct. 24, 2009. She was born June 8, 1912 in LaCrosse, Wisconsin to Francoeur C. Vanderwater and Elsa Streck Vanderwater.

In 1919 they moved to Yakima, WA where she was raised and educated. While attending Business College she met and married Leonard Latendresse in 1933.

In 1945 the family moved to Richland where they raised their five children. Mother was an active volunteer of the Red Cross Blood Drives for many years and also a volunteer at the Richland Library Friends Book Store.

She is survived by daughters Jan Strickland and Claire Jeff Huddle, grandchildren, great- and great-great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, cousin and many friends.

She was preceded in death by her husband Leonard, her sister Mary Hill, sons Gene and Fred Latendresse, daughter Linda Janin and two grandchildren.

At her request there will be no service. Memorials may be sent to a charity of your choice.

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  • Grandma, I miss you and hope you are at ease now. Love, Marc

    Marc Latendresse
    November 4, 2014
    Newport, News, VA, US
  • Aunt Virginia,

    I am thankful your struggles are over and you are finally at peace. I am going to miss your friendly smile and quick wit. You and Uncle Leonard always made me feel loved. I have many fond memories of you both. Rest easy now. You deserve it.

    Love, Cheryl

    Cheryl Latendresse
    November 4, 2014
    Yakima, WA, US
  • The house is empty without you mother. Knowing you are now in a better place with dad and three of your children I’m happy for you. It was a long wait but your prayers were answered.

    Your two little ‘hairy friends’ are lost without you.

    Love & Prayers, Jan

    Jan Strickland
    November 4, 2014
    Richland, WA, US
  • Grandma I will miss your since of humor and your smile. Now that your in a better place I know you looking down on us and you will alway be apart of my heart. Take your rest because God has a better plan for you now. Love you always. Lester, Debbie and SHEBA Scott

    Lester Scott
    November 4, 2014
    23627, SE, 242ND, Maple, Valley, WA, US
  • Grandma,

    It was a privilege growing up with you for a Grandma. You were always there for us, quick to share kind words and encouragement.

    I am glad that you are finally at peace, as you so deserve to be. Rest now, with your family that has gone before you.

    You will be missed and never forgotten, Lisa

    Lisa Ingram
    November 4, 2014
    Kennewick, WA, US
  • Grandmother

    We are sadened and wish that you could of made the trip to visit us.

    Our family thanks you for your loving support.

    We are remembering you in our daily prayers.

    Your Kenya Family

    Safari Chanzi Malindi Family
    November 4, 2014
    Gongoni, -, Other, -, Kenya, -, E., Africa
  • Aunt Virgina,

    You are in our thoughts and prayers. Rest in peace.

    Tom & Melinda

    Tom & Melinda Latendresse
    November 4, 2014
    Okatie, SC, US
  • Grandma,

    No words can express how much you mean to me. I cannot imagine a world without you. You are so special and have been a constant in my life. Thank you. I will keep our special memories alive in my heart for the both of us.

    Love you, Lil Virginia

    Virginia Janin
    November 4, 2014
    West, Richland, WA, US
  • Aunt Virginia,

    I can’t tell you how much I have admired you throughout my life. I have wonderful memories of when I was a little girl and we would make our trips to Richland to visit. I also have fond and loving memories of living with you and Uncle Leonard when I was student teaching. You always had such a zest for life and a positive outlook on everything. I will miss your inquisitive mind and your loving heart. Thanks for being such a special part of my life. Take care of mom and dad for me.



    Lori Hanson
    November 4, 2014
    Richland, WA, US
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