Virginia Denton

Virginia Lois Denton

March 20, 1946 – September 28, 2016

Virginia, 91, a longtime resident of Bremerton and Sequim, passed away in Silverdale from natural causes, on September 28, 2016. Virginia was born in Spokane, WA but was raised from an early age in the Seattle suburb of Ballard.

Virginia met, fell in love with, and married Joseph Arthur Denton on March 20, 1946. Virginia and Joe eventually settled in Bremerton in 1950 when Joe became an electrician at PSNS.

Virginia’s early career included work as a proof-reader in the historic Smith Tower and a stint as a secretary for Lentz Mechanical; however, her passion was raising her three boys.

She returned to work in late 1968 taking an entry-level job with the Department of Social and Health Services (DSHS). Virginia’s sharp wit and desire to help others propelled her through increasingly more dif cult and challenging jobs. She transferred from the Bremerton to the Port Angeles DSHS of ce in 1978, once Joe retired and built their dream home in Sequim. Virginia worked at the Port Angeles DSHS of ce for several more years before joining Joe in retirement in 1989.

Virginia and Joe affectionately spent a wonderful 20+ years at their Sequim ranch before moving back to Bremerton to be close to family.

Virginia loved reading, gardening, cooking and traveling but most of all loved spending time with family and friends.

She is survived by sons Mike (Jamie) and Greg (Kathy); 9 grandchildren and 14 great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband Joe, her son Gary, and her brother Don.

A Celebration of Life will be held in her honor at 1:00 PM on Saturday, October 22, 2016, at Lewis Funeral Chapel in Bremerton, WA, with a reception to follow at the chapel.

In lieu of owers, donations can be made to the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America.

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