Virginia was a very social and creative woman. She never knew a stranger and listened to all. Everyone who met Virginia loved her.
She belonged to the following clubs, Home Demonstration, 4-H, Pinochle, Bridge, Senior Citizens, Red Hats, Thompson Falls Woman's Club, Square Dance Club, and the Thompson Falls Community Church and Women's Fellowship. Most of all she enjoyed her extended family.
Virginia sewed, painted, cooked, gardened, fished, canned, quilted, and baked the best pie crust ever. She was known as the “Princess/Queen of Crochet” - afghans, pot holders, cotton dish rags, and whatever the need was. She was an expert pinochle and bridge player and won many prizes.
During her adult life Virginia lived in Whitepine, Thompson Falls, and Missoula.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Kenneth Harold Larson; her parents; brothers, Stanley Marich and John Marich Jr.; sisters, Anna Faulkner and Florence Marich; and grandson, Stephen Ray Babcock.
Virginia is survived by her daughters, Susan Larson Kuntz of Missoula and Sally Larson (Ray) Babcock or Bozeman; son, Edward (Nancy) Larson of Osburn, Idaho; brothers, Andrew (Letty) Marich and Nicholas (Adrienne) Marich of Thompson Falls, James (CoLene) Marich of Walker, Minn.; sister, Marie (James) Fox of Cottage Grove, Ore.; grandchildren Ken (Tracey) and Erick (Kyu) Larson, Mike, John (Heidi), and Cindy Kuntz, and Mary (Shawn) Black; 11 great-grandchildren, Madison, Kennedy, and Abby Larson, Kel and Miley Larson, Ozzy, Margaret, and Hilda Kuntz, Adam James “AJ” Kuntz, and Marina and Sydney Black as well as various nieces and nephews.
Celebration of Virginia's life will be held at the Whitepine Community United Methodist Church, 16 Whitepine Lane, Trout Creek Saturday, February 6 at 1 p.m. Memorials may be made to Stephen Ray Babcock fund at MSU Foundation, P.O. Box 173750 Bozeman, MT 59717.