Virginia E Jenkins

April 08, 1923 - September 20, 2015

Virginia E Jenkins

April 08, 1923 - September 20, 2015


Virginia E. Jenkins passed away on September 20, 2015 in Bellingham, Washington. She was 92.

Virginia Berg was born in 1923 in Burlington, Washington. It must have been her experience as the only daughter in a family with three brothers that prepared her so well to be the amazing mother to a family of three boys.

She attended Burlington High School where she stood out as an enthusiastic and capable leader in many school activities including choir, tennis, drama (where she had several leading roles) and as President of the girl’s club.

Virginia fell in love with Lake Samish when she was first brought to the Lake to go swimming by her older brothers.

After high school, Virginia joined the Navy where she attended nursing training. It was during her assignment at St Luke’s Hospital in Bellingham that she met David. They were married in 1943 and lived for a time in Arizona before returning to Lake Samish, where they raised three boys: Michael, Stephen, and John.

Virginia was an tireless volunteer in the lake community, from Women’s Fire Auxiliary to her role as a cub scout pack leader and many activities in between.

Virginia is survived by her three sons: Michael, Steven and John; four grandchildren: Gabrielle, Devon, Adrianna, and Katherine; and three great-grandchildren: Nicholas, Ava, and Evan.

A memorial service is planned for the spring, date to be announced.

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3 responses to Virginia E Jenkins

  1. Penny Berg says:

    Remembering a special lady with love.

  2. Tom Constans says:

    Virginia was the Administrative Manager at the Whatcom Counseling and Psychiatric Clinic for a number of years including much of the time I worked there. She was wonderful to work with and a stalwart of the clinic. I think many coworkers and clients of the clinic are indebted to her behind the scenes management. My sincerest condolences to the family.

  3. John and Janice,This is a wonderfully written and sweet tribute to Virginia.
    I will treasure all the memories I have of her.

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