Virginia Marian (Atkins) Sweet

Born: Sat., Jul. 26, 1924
Died: Fri., Apr. 5, 2013

Funeral Service

2:00 PM Sat., Apr. 13, 2013

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Virginia M. Sweet

July 26, 1924 – April 5, 2013


Virginia M. Sweet - a resident of Pendleton died peacefully, Friday, April 5, 2013 at St. Anthony Hospital in Pendleton, at the tender age of 88.

Funeral services will be conducted Saturday, April 13, 2013 at 2:00 P.M. in the Burns Mortuary of Pendleton Chapel.  Burial will be private.  In lieu of flowers, contributions in her memory may be made to the Pendleton Senior Center, and may be sent care of Burns Mortuary of Pendleton, P.O. Box 489, Pendleton, Oregon 97801.  Sign the online condolence book at  Burns Mortuary of Pendleton is in charge of arrangements.

Born Virginia Marian Atkins on July 26, 1924, in Portland, Oregon, she was the daughter of Harold and Ruth Ida (Ball) Atkins.  She was raised in Portland and attended schools there.  In 1965 she moved to La Grande, Oregon, where she met and married Walter Sweet.  The couple enjoyed fishing, hunting and traveling.  Virginia also belonged to the Umbrella Girls, a group that preformed at special events and the Senior Center.  She later moved to Pendleton where she became active with the Senior Center until her health slowed her down.  She resided at Sun Ridge Retirement Community the last six months of her life. 

She is survived by her children: Karen Falk and son-in-law Art of Pilot Rock, Oregon, Patricia Woodburn and son-in-law Robert of Umatilla, Oregon, George Thompson and companion Karen of Pendleton, Oregon,  nine grandchildren, six great-grandchildren and sometimes bed partner Otis the dog.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Walter Sweet and two sisters Lucy and Ruth.

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Randy and Kim Springer
   Posted Tue April 09, 2013
To the family of Virginia Sweet, May the and Love and Memories you all hold in your hearts of your Mother always sustain you all . Bringing comfort and Strength at this time. Our thoughts are with you all.

Leon & Linda Magill
   Posted Thu April 11, 2013
We are so sorry for your loss, please accept our deepest sympathy

Pat Gaede and Tamara pacholl
   Posted Sat April 13, 2013
The Lord has a new angel next to him right now. Your smile was infectious, you will truly be missed. Our thoughts and prayers go out to the family.

Eleventh Hour Warriors
   Posted Tue April 23, 2013
You are in our thoughts and prayers during this time of loss. May God be with you.

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