Virginia Lou Colby, 89, a Stevens Point native, died Thursday, Feb. 9, 2012, at Ministry St. Michael’s Hospital in Stevens Point.
A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Monday at St. Paul’s United Methodist Church in Stevens Point, with the Rev. Howard Hintzman officiating. Burial will be in Forest Cemetery in Stevens Point.
Visitation will be at Boston Funeral Home in Stevens Point from 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday and at the church from 10:30 a.m. Monday until the service.
Condolences may be offered online at bostonfuneralhome.net.
Mrs. Colby was born Aug. 17, 1922, a daughter of the late Leslie and Ethel Clark. She attended local schools and graduated from P.J. Jacobs High School in 1940.
She was married to Donald Colby on Sept. 2, 1944. He preceded her in death.
They would move to Kansas, then Texas, where he was stationed during World War II. They returned to Wisconsin after the war, settling in Marinette for a short time before returning to Stevens Point, where he took a job with Hardware Mutual, which became Sentry Insurance.
The couple also lived in Milwaukee, Appleton and Summit, N.J., before permanently returning to Stevens Point in 1960.
She was an active member of St. Paul’s United Methodist Church throughout her life, was a member of the local PEO chapter, volunteered at St. Michael’s Hospital, belonged to many local bridge clubs, and was a strong supporter of the local YMCA.
Survivors include one daughter, Nancy (Alex) Lopez, Guelph, Ontario, Canada; two sons, James (Nancy), Kennebunk, Maine, and David, Sunnyvale, Calif.; one sister, Margaret Allmann, Stevens Point; five grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
She was also preceded in death by one brother, Howard Clark; and one sister, Loretta Colsher.