EULOGY OF VIRGINIA CONLEY

 

Virginia Leona Swan passed away on Wednesday, May 11, 2022 from the complications of an 11 year battle with Alzheimers.  Virginia was the fifth child of 6 children, born in Los Angeles Calif. to

George W. and Leona Ramsey Swan.  She was born on July 9, 1936.  She had a gift of being

happy and optimistic regardless of the trials and oposition that came her way.  Virginia was an active member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints and she had a fervent testimony of Jesus Christ.  She held many callings of service throughout her life.  She particularly loved serving as a temple worker for her church for more than 17 years.  She joyfully served in every capacity.  Virginia was married on July 11, 1958 to Phillip Toby Conley and together they raised 5 children; Kathleen, Debra, Rebecca, Phillip and Jeffrey Conley.  Virginia’s entire life consisted of serving others; her husband, children, parents, grandchildren, and every friend and neighbor that crossed her path. Some seek for great fame in this world, but Virginia sought the broken, the ill and broken hearted.  She loved gardening and she especially loved flowers. She enjoyed sharing her beautiful flowers with her neighbors and friends.  Virginia had many talents; she loved music and enjoyed singing, she enjoyed cooking for her family, she was crafty, she had an eye for decorating.  She made her home beautiful with her talent and decorated for her husband’s businesses.  She was kind, happy and she was attentive to the needs of others.  It could be said by all who knew her, that she was charitable, fun, selfless, loving and above all, she was kind to everyone.  She leaves behind; her sister Helen, her brother Frank, her sister in law that she considered her sister-Colleen, children – Kathleen (Mike McClanahan), Debra (Roger Gough), Rebecca (Jim Finlayson), Phillip (Teri Conley), Jeffrey (Hope Conley), 19 grandchildren and 24 great  grandchildren.  Virginia left a legacy of the importance of family, faith, love, kindness and charity toward others. She will be greatly missed!  The loss is immeasurable, but so is the love she left behind.

Until we meet again, our loving Mother!

 

For the past two years Virginia had a private nurse, Michele Blom.  There are many angels on earth, but there is no doubt that Michele is among the best!  She is skilled, loving, and attentive beyond expectation. She gave our mother the two best years since she was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s.  Word’s cannot express enough, the gratitude and appreciation that we have for this wonderful lady!

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  1. Such happy memories of a very Happy lady…always a smile. I remember being with her during a difficult time and she still expressed her love for those involved. A great example to me.

    • Sheri,
      Oh my goodness, so good to hear from you neighbor! Thank you for sharing your sweet
      memories of our mom and your testimony. I’m sure one day you will have that opportunity.
      We are imagining the rejoicing going on as she has returned home and is reunited with our
      dad, her parents, siblings and other loved ones. This gives us great comfort. Who knows your
      mom and her may be neighbors again. Are you in Alaska?
      Best regards and love, Kathy and Conley Family

    • Carolyn,
      Thanks for sharing your memories of our mom, your Aunt Ginger. We will be forever blessed for her example. WE are grateful for our family ties especially realizing during times like these how much family means to us. Thanks for all your love and support.
      Kathy and Family

  2. Such a beautiful person and special Aunt to me. I will never forget how she comforted me during the loss of my father.
    Sending love to children, my cousins and their families and loved ones.

    • Sean,
      Thank You for your expression of sympathy and sharing your memories of your Aunt Ginger, our mom with us. It gives us great comfort to know our mom has been reunited with our dad, her parents and other loved ones. I shared this with Cinnamon as well; I’m sure your dad is
      there too. Playing some kind of prank or joke. He was the best! Always a lot of laughs when
      he was around. It was so good to hear from you. And hope to see you soon…waiting on Penny
      love, Kathy and Family

  3. Wonderful memories of my Aunt. I thank her for love extended to me when I was younger. Love to all my cousins and their families.

    • Cinnamon,
      Thank You for sharing your memories of our mom your Aunt Ginger. We also appreciate your kind condolences. We miss her! But we are grateful she is free from her mortal body that suffered from the affects of Alzheimer’s. We are also imagining the rejoicing taking place as she
      reunited with our dad, her parents, siblings etc (Im sure your dad is there as well).
      Heaven just got a lot better and a whole lot more fun thats for sure.
      When Penny gets home from Texas we are going try to get together. We love for you to join us.
      Love Kathy and Family

  4. My condolences to the family. Ginny was the reason my mom – and subsequently myself – joined the church back in the 70s. She was always so sweet to our family, and she was always a strong role model to me of what true charity must look like. I remember her always having a smile for everyone. I will forever be grateful to her for the role she played in our lives. I can’t imagine my life without the gospel now, and she is the one I owe gratitude to for that. I look forward to meeting her again on the other side and telling her that.

    • Message: Sheri, Oh my goodness, so good to hear from you neighbor! Thank you for sharing your sweet memories of our mom and your testimony. I\’m sure one day you will have that opportunity. We are imagining the rejoicing going on as she has returned home and is reunited with our dad, her parents, siblings and other loved ones. This gives us great comfort. Who knows your mom and her may be neighbors again. Are you in Alaska?
      Best regards and love, Kathy and Conley Family

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