Virginia Constance Salisbury WilcoxVirginia Constance Salisbury Wilcox, passed away peacefully, Oct. 22, 2013, surrounded by her family.
Virginia Constance Salisbury Wilcox, passed away peacefully, Oct. 22, 2013, surrounded by her family.
Ginny was born to Maurice and Grace Salisbury Nov. 22, 1923 in Rabey, Minn.
She graduated from Grand Rapids High School in 1941 and from Miss Woods Private Teacher School, which was later merged with Macalester College, in Minneapolis.
Ginny taught first grade in West Fargo, N.D. She then moved to Grand Rapids where she taught first grade at Riverview School until her marriage to Clair C. Wilcox on Jan. 24, 1948.
Ginny enjoyed raising her two sons and two daughters, being a homemaker, serving with Camp Fire Girls, volunteering as an artist in residence at St. Joseph’s School and participating as an active member of St. Jean’s Circle at St. Joseph’s Church. Ginny’s favorite pastime in the last 20 years was developing her artistic talent with her palette. Ginny was an avid golfer, a long time member of the Pokegama Women’s Golf Association. She enjoyed golfing daily into her early 80’s. Ginny was a world wide traveler with her husband, Clair.
She is preceded in death by her parents; brother, Walter Salisbury; sister, Eileen Cantor; and nephew, Dean Salisbury.
Ginny is survived by Clair, her husband of 65 years; sister, Babe Smith of Springville, Ala.; brother, Douglas Salisbury of Grand Rapids, Minn.; two daughters, Jennifer (Jim) Owens of Baxter, Minn., and Patti (Jeff) Burg of Scottsdale, Ariz.; two sons, Steve (Vickie) Wilcox of Grand Rapids, Minn., and Craig Wilcox of Rifle, Colo.; 13 grandchildren, Noah (Elizabeth) Wilcox of Grand Rapids, Minn., Sarah (Javier) Juarez of San Antonio, Texas, Melissa Wilcox of Jacobson, Minn., Nicholas Wilcox of Eden Prairie, Minn., Wyatt Wilcox of Bozeman, Mont., Claire (Bryan) Feldhaus of Rosemont, Minn., Katie (Garet) Wright of St. Louis Park, Minn., Megan Owens of Dubai, United Arab Emirates, Cameron (Nicole) Wilcox of Rifle, Colo., Ashley Wilcox of Duluth, Stephanie Wilcox of Duluth, Kailey Burg of Scottsdale, Ariz., and Britni Burg of San Antonio, Texas; and eight great-grandchildren, Madigan Wilcox, Reese Wilcox, Azul Romero Wilcox, Javier Wilcox Juarez, Caidyn Wilcox, Ryder Wilcox, Owen Feldhaus and Annie Feldhaus.
VISITATION: 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 24, in St. Joseph’s Catholic Church and will continue on Friday, Oct. 25, from 9:30 a.m. until the 10:30 Mass of Christian Burial also in St. Joseph’s Catholic Church. Rev. Fr. Jerry Weiss will officiate. Burial will be at Itasca-Calvary Cemetery in Grand Rapids, Minn. Memorials preferred to the Ginny Wilcox Scholarship for the Arts or to Itasca Hospice.
Arrangements are by Rowe Funeral Home in Grand Rapids.
To sign the online guestbook or send condolences visit www.rowefuneralhomeandcrematory.com.