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Virginia Lee Perry
Virginia Lee Perry was born in Santa Monica on April 16, 1936. She was the only child of Charles and Alice Perry. She attended school in Santa Monica. At age 19 while visiting her father who lived in Bishop at the time, she fell in love with the Owens Valley and decided to stay and worked as an operator for the phone company. In 1956 she married Robert Shunkwiler and they had two children, Dorothy and Robert.
Virginia spent most of her time as a stay at home mother. She raised her children in Round Valley and was very active in their lives, participating in the P.T.A., and as room mother, also a Brownie and Girl Scout leader, and helped start the Round Valley Cub Scouts along side Barbara Baker.
Later in life she helped raise her grandson, and then went on to raise her three grandchildren, devoting 13 years of her life to them. She was a woman of many talents and excelled in everything she did, but most importantly she was a very loving and family oriented person who touched many lives in a special way. She is very much loved and will be greatly missed.
She was survived by her two children, Dorothy Marie Shunkwiler and Robert Charles Shunkwiler; her grandchildren, Jake Dillie, Sierra Shunkwiler, Starla Shunkwiler and Ashley Shunkwiler; along with five great-grandchildren, close friends, Debbie Kashima, Dennis Landry, and her loving cats.
A celebration of life will be held at 11 a.m. on March 10 at the VFW hall.