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Mary Virginia Chilton

November 10, 1922 - October 16, 2013
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Mary Virginia Watson Chilton, 90, a retired executive secretary and computer software administrator, passed away Wednesday morning, October 16, 2013, at Arlington Memorial Hospital. Mary Virginia was born November 10, 1922, in Dallas, to Roscoe and Leona Barrett Watson. She graduated from Sunset High School in Dallas, and attended North Texas Agricultural College (NTAC – now UTA), where she reported that her favorite subjects were ping pong and dancing. Virginia married fellow student and Dallas native Richard Chilton on February 20, 1943. They resided in various locations in support of Colonel Chilton's Air Force career, but settled in...
Mary Virginia Watson Chilton, 90, a retired executive secretary and computer software administrator, passed away Wednesday morning, October 16, 2013, at Arlington Memorial Hospital.

Mary Virginia was born November 10, 1922, in Dallas, to Roscoe and Leona Barrett Watson. She graduated from Sunset High School in Dallas, and attended North Texas Agricultural College (NTAC – now UTA), where she reported that her favorite subjects were ping pong and dancing.

Virginia married fellow student and Dallas native Richard Chilton on February 20, 1943. They resided in various locations in support of Colonel Chilton's Air Force career, but settled in Arlington in September 1954 with their 9-month-old daughter Caron. Son, Craig, joined the family in November 1960.

As a young adult, Virginia worked in a variety of administrative positions for various companies over the years, but then settled in as a homemaker and stay-at-home mom. She was active in the Arlington Woman's Club and PTA, and was the first PTA President at Wimbish Elementary in Arlington where Caron was a 5th grader. Following a divorce, she re-entered the workforce in her forties. She worked as a secretary at LTV for many years, and then transitioned to an administrative career in the computer software industry, working for University Computing, New Trends, and finally Computer Associates. She worked until she was 71, and only retired at that time when her position with CA was eliminated.

Virginia was a very social person and loved spending time with her friends over the years. She started playing duplicate bridge in the mid-1990s and convinced Caron to give the game a try too. They played together for many years and enjoyed travelling to points far and wide to enjoy the game they mutually loved. Virginia was a Bronze Life Master, and continued to play actively at the Arlington Duplicate Bridge Club and online until her hospitalization last month.

She loved to shop and had a wonderful sense of style and taste. Age and health issues did not diminish her love of fashion and the quest to always shop for something new, and when she was behind her candy apple red walker it was hard to keep up with her at the mall. Virginia and Richard remarried later in life, and he predeceased her in 2007.

Virginia was dearly loved and will be greatly missed by her daughter Caron, her son Craig, her other "special daughters" Beckie Bradford, Karen Caton, and Stephani Baggese, along with a host of special friends.

Funeral service will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, October 19, 2013 at Moore Funeral Home Chapel, 1219 N. Davis Drive, Arlington. A private entombment will follow after the services at Moore Memorial Gardens.

Visitation for family and friends will be held on Friday, October 18, 2013 from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at Moore Funeral Home.

"My prayers will be with you and your family." Ramona Long (Arlington, TX)

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