Virginia Morrison Waters passed away peacefully at home in Arcata Feb. 20 after a short battle with lymphoma. She often talked about the wonderful times she spent as a child at her grandmother´s boarding house in Petrolia and driving down the Wildcat to her other grandparent´s house in Ferndale.

Virginia graduated from Eureka High School in 1955 and from Humboldt State College in 1960 with a degree in teaching. While on a rooter bus to a football game in Reno she met the love of her life, Bob Waters. They married in 1957 and had 61 amazing years together. Virginia worked as a substitute teacher while raising a son and twin girls. Later she worked at the Humboldt County Election Department.

Virginia enjoyed crossword puzzles, playing cribbage, and knitted numerous baby blankets and hats. She was dedicated to family and had many lifelong friends. She and Bob delighted in socializing with friends and family having many fun times through the years.

Virginia was preceded in death by her husband, Bob Waters, and grandson, Dan Pudlicki. She is survived by her son, Rocky Waters; daughters, Shelley Johnson (Dick) and Sandy Pudlicki (Jeff); grandchildren Coral Waters (Paddy), James Millar (Tina), Broderick Johnson and Aaron Pudlicki; great-grandchildren, Poppy and Ivo.

The family requests, in lieu of flowers, please make a donation to CAHP Widow and Orphans´ Trust Fund, Humboldt Historical Society, or the charity of your choice.


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