Friday, July 8, 2011

Granny 1917-2011

This post is in memory of my Grandma. She meant the world to me. She was a strong lady who stuck with her beliefs and never swayed. She didn't give up on life, her body gave up on her.

Virginia passed away Thursday June 30, 2011 at Brian’s House age 93 years. Daughter of the late Harry & Dora (Villaire) Hogan she was born October 14, 1917 in Bay City. She married Howard “Smokey” LaCombe June 11, 1938 in St. Mary’s Church. He predeceased her April 20, 1995.

Virginia was a member of St. Mary’s Church and the Altar Society. She was a former Miss Bay City, she enjoyed gardening, going to her cabin and was an avid Detroit Tiger fan. Virginia truly loved spending time with her family.

Surviving are three children; Carol (Jim) McBride, Linda (Rick) Stephenson all of Maryville, TN., Janelle (Greg) Hart of Bay City, ten grandchildren: Steven (Kathy) McBride, Lynelle (James) Moyar, Craig (Lora) McBride, Deanna (Dan) Brewer, Leslie (Chad) Wilbourn, Michael (Tawyna) Lindsay, Chad (Brandy) Lindsay, Austin Stephenson, Brad (Betsey) Hart, Jennifer Hart & her fiancé Charlie Warren, thirteen great- grandchildren and five great-great grandchildren. Also surviving are two sisters in-law; Joanne & Evelyn Hogan. She was predeceased by four brothers; Harry Jr., Ray, Larry & John Hogan, one sister; Marie Howell and her pet dog “Baby”.

Funeral Mass will be celebrated Wednesday July 6, 2011 at 11:00 a.m. from St. Mary’s Church. Fr. Craig Albrecht will officiate with burial in Calvary Cemetery. Friends may call at the Squires Funeral Home on Tuesday from 2 – 8 p.m. and at the church on Wednesday after 10:00 a.m. There will be a parish vigil service for Virginia on Tuesday at 7:00 p.m. Those planning an expression of sympathy are asked to consider Brian’s House or the American Heart Association.

I have attached some pictures of the family get to gether.


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