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Virginia Berger

Virginia N. Berger passed away at her home in Davis on June 12 after battling heart disease and diabetes for many years. Born in Cucamonga, CA in 1919, Virginia spent her early years in Los Angeles where she met the love of her life, Glen Berger, while working at Lockheed during World War II. After only one week of dating, Glen proposed and they were married on June 27, 1943. They had three children while living in Southern California: Richard (1945), Paul (1948) and Kathryn (1951). In 1959, Virginia and Glen moved to Davis in search of higher quality education for their children and remained here, enjoying many wonderful friendships they had cultivated over the years. Virginia, a lifetime seamstress and quilter, volunteered at the Drama Department at UCD in the early 1960s, assisting in the creation of costumes for the departments productions. She subsequently worked at the Davis Enterprise for a number of years and eventually took a position at the Health Sciences Library on campus where she worked until retirement. An avid reader, some of her favorite subjects included history and travel. A memorable experience involved a vacation she took to Spain and Morocco with a co-worker. She had many fond memories of this adventure and particularly enjoyed The Alhambra in Granada. Virginia was best known for her spectacular creativity, which was expressed in the numerous stunning quilts which she made for family and friends. She also donated several special quilts to hospitals and to the children of migrant workers. Many blue ribbons which were won at the Woodland and Dixon County Fairs adorned her walls. Her sewing room constantly buzzed with activity, and she was always busy with a sewing or quilting project. Her strength of spirit, sense of humor, high energy, and love of family will long be remembered by those who knew and loved her. The family would like to thank her extremely competent care givers, Ateca Radrodro, Norma Hutchins, Asinate Vosailagi, Caroline Peters, Gladys Yarbrough, and Wendy Jordan, whose compassion and kindness enriched all of our lives. Vivian Maxie, a dear friend, came by nearly every day to visit Virginia. We are also grateful to Yolo County Hospice who assisted with our mothers care during the final months. We would particularly like to thank Darlene Allwright, Kathy White, and Kim Bell. Any donations may be sent to Yolo County Hospice at P. O. Box 1014, Davis, CA 95617. Virginia is survived by her children, Kathryn Berger Muhs of Piedmont, CA, Richard Berger of Oakland, CA and Paul Berger of Seattle, WA; by her grandchildren, Alexandra Muhs of Truckee, CA and Sam Muhs of New Orleans, LA; and by her devoted sister, Lillian Scripper of Whittier, CA. A memorial service will take place on Saturday, June 23 at 10:00 a.m. at the Davis Cemetery. A reception will follow at the Palms Hotel located at 234 D Street, Davis, in the conference room.

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Mandy Piggee Oct 31 2021 12:00 AM

Virginia was an amazing women. She will be very missed.

Ruth Luscombe Jul 1 2007 12:00 AM

I knew Virginia and Glen primarily in the sixties when the three of you were at Davis High. When I occasionally saw them in more recent years, they alway bragged about how well you all were doing. They were very proud of all of you. May God's love be with you and bring you peace. Joanne Gatz Moldenhauer

Joanne Gatz Moldenhauer Jun 19 2007 12:00 AM

I shall miss your smile and our sharing of note cards. Peace to your family. May

May Turner Jun 19 2007 12:00 AM