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Virginia Clara Downer
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Birth: Sep. 14, 1928
Morenci
Greenlee County
Arizona, USA
Death: Jun. 6, 2007
San Rafael
Marin County
California, USA

Aged 78 years. Heart Failure

Daughter of Cecilia Cavanaugh Downer & Simon Ezra Thomas Downer.

Born in Arizona. Raised in Nebraska & California.

Virginia worked for Solano Country and the Suisun School District for a while. She worked more than 25 years for the Government, at Mare Island Naval Shipyard. She was head of the Badge & Pass Office at the Main Gate.

Virginia was a 4H Community Leader and a member of the Rebekah's. She saw to it that Diedre was a member of the Rainbow Girls and I was in 4H. My mother attended every home basketball game I played and there were many. She was also a willing taxi to all of my events: Roller Skating, Basketball, Volleyball, Softball, Baseball, Swim team, Church choir, School choir, Band, the parades, demonstration day as well as local and state fairs. My mother worked full time even when she was a non working Mom.

During my mother's eighth grade graduation ceremony they called the name Clara Downer. Not knowing who Clara was Virginia remained seated, until the principal pointed and motioned to her to come get her diploma. That was the day she found out her name was Clara.

Virginia was a graduate of Armijo High School in Fairfield and lived most of her adult life in Suisun City at 304 California Street in the home she and my father purchased from Anna Kyle.


Siblings
Josephine Downer
Cecilia Catherine Downer Bargas
Viva Downer Wright
Virginia Clara Downer
Enola Burdick
Frances Young
Ezra Thomas Downer


Mother
Catherine Ann Chaney
Diedre Louise Chaney
Sally Denise Chaney



**Thank You** to everyone who leaves a remembrance for my Mother


**Thank You**to Grave Finder Donna for transfering this page to my care & all the work she does for those who came & passed before us.

 
 
Family links: 
 Parents:
  Simon Ezra Thomas Downer (1893 - 1970)
  Cecilia Catherine Cavanaugh Downer (1892 - 1959)
 
 Spouse:
  Aubrey Dennis Chaney (1929 - 1988)
 
 Children:
  Catherine Ann Chaney (1951 - 1952)*
 
 Siblings:
  Cecilia Catherine Downer Bargas (1921 - 2010)*
  Josephine Downer (1923 - 1923)*
  Viva Downer Wright (1924 - 2003)*
  Virginia Clara Downer (1928 - 2007)
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Inscription:
Mother & Grandmother
On Earth - 1928
In Heaven - 2007
 
Burial:
Rockville Cemetery
Suisun City
Solano County
California, USA
Plot: OS Plot 200B Grave 2
 
Maintained by: S Chaney
Originally Created by: Grave Finder
Record added: Jun 20, 2007
Find A Grave Memorial# 19993675
Virginia Clara Downer
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Virginia Clara Downer
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