Virginia Gordon, 81, a longtime resident of Pine Bluffs, Wyo., passed away peacefully at Life Care Center of Cheyenne, Wyo., July 5, 2012. She was born Dec. 18, 1930, in Cumro, a daughter to August and Gladys Rohde, the third of six children. She was baptized April 9, 1939.
She attended schools in both Ansley and Broken Bow. Virginia married Mike Gordon Jan. 17, 1951, in Broken Bow. She worked at Pine Bluffs Community Center before her retirement.
Virginia was a member of the United Methodist Church of Pine Bluffs. She enjoyed gardening, fishing, garage sales and most of all bingo with her friends. One of her joys was decorating her home for holidays especially, Christmas. Recently, as a resident at Life Care Center, Virginia became friends with residents, staff members and especially close to her roommate Bobbie.
Virginia is survived by her daughters, Barbara Adams and husband Steve of Broken Bow, Sandy Ragsdale and husband Bubba; a son, James Gordon and wife, Kelly, all of Pine Bluffs; eight grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; two brothers, Lloyd Rohde of Kimball, and Fred Rohde and wife Louise of Ansley; and three sisters, Augusta Vincent and Clydia Mae Young of Lincoln, and Dorothy Polland of Valentine.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; sister and brothers-in-law, Katherine Rohde, Darreld Vincent, Ade Young, and Harley Polland; nephews, Flint and Matthew Rohde; and a daughter-in-law, Lee Ann Gordon.
Graveside services were at the Pine Bluffs Cemetery in Pine Bluffs Tuesday, July 10, 2012. Pastor Dan DeBruyn officiated. The family asks that memorial contributions be made to the Cheyenne Animal Shelter.
Cremation has taken place at Cheyenne Memorial Gardens under the direction of Wiederspahn-Radomsky Chapel. Friends may sign the online guestbook at wrcfuneral.com
Published in Custer County Chief, July 12, 2012