R. Virginia Snead, 93, of Augusta County, died Wednesday, Aug. 28, 2013, at Augusta Health, Fishersville.
She was born July 5, 1920, in Pensacola, Fla., daughter of Thomas Rodney (USMC) and Wave McKenzie Shearer.
Virginia attended Tinkling Spring Presbyterian Church where she was a member of the Ruth Circle. A graduate of Western High School in Washington, D.C., she attended Madison College (now JMU), worked 10 years at the World Bank in Washington, and did 13 years of volunteer work with the Pink Ladies in Ormond Beach, Fla. She loved her unique and gifted neighbors and caregivers at the Stuarts Draft Retirement Community, where a memorial gathering will be held at the Meadows at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 3, 2013.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Lt. Col. Morris Snead, USMC; son, Bruce; sisters, Betty Lewis and Mariana Hopkins; and brother, Thomas Shearer.
Surviving are three children and their spouses, Dale and Al Boxley, Thomas (USMC) and Ann Snead, and Ric and Meg Snead; brother, Bob Shearer and wife, Minerva; sister, Georgia Weiss; seven grandchildren, Carol Crosslin, Ginny Lummus, Loren Boxley, Kendra Robb, Price Boxley, Liam and Mac Snead; seven great-grandchildren, Morgan and Rawley Crosslin, Audrey, Madison, and Reganne Roach, Sydney and Calvin Robb; nieces and nephews.
Services will be conducted at Arlington National Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Wounded Warrior Project, P.O. Box 758517, Topeka, KS 66675.
McDow Funeral Home is handling arrangements. Condolences may be shared online at www.mcdowfuneralhomeinc.com.