Virginia Clapper Obituary

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Virginia Lee (Ginther) Clapper

June 9, 1923 - August 12, 2014
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Virginia Lee (Ginther) Clapper was called by our Lord to heaven on Aug. 12, 2014. She was born to the late Edward Earl and Mary Rubye (Mikesell) Ginther on June 9, 1923 in Achilles, KS. She married her childhood sweetheart, Willard Cecil Clapper on April 4, 1942. She loved her life as a military wife supporting her husband and her country where they were stationed at several posts in the United States and abroad including Kansas, Virginia, Wyoming, Illinois, Louisiana, Alaska, and Italy and many more exciting places. She and her husband retired in El Paso, TX where they have lived for over 55 years. She was a member of the Daughters of...
Virginia Lee (Ginther) Clapper was called by our Lord to heaven on Aug. 12, 2014. She was born to the late Edward Earl and Mary Rubye (Mikesell) Ginther on June 9, 1923 in Achilles, KS. She married her childhood sweetheart, Willard Cecil Clapper on April 4, 1942. She loved her life as a military wife supporting her husband and her country where they were stationed at several posts in the United States and abroad including Kansas, Virginia, Wyoming, Illinois, Louisiana, Alaska, and Italy and many more exciting places. She and her husband retired in El Paso, TX where they have lived for over 55 years. She was a member of the Daughters of the Revolution, America Legion Auxiliary, Treasurer of the Ysleta and Vista Methodist churches. She loved to dance, read, knit and quilt. Virginia was preceded in death by her parents, and siblings Gordon, Merle, LeRoy Ginther and Pauline (Ginther) Worthy. She is survived by her devoted loving husband of 72 years LT Col. (Ret.) Willard C. Clapper; her sister Nola(Ginther) Winters; her children, Ronald (Barbara) Clapper, April Thorndike, Annette (Marty) Anselman, Bryan Clapper, and Willard "Spike" (Teri) Clapper; her grandchildren, Chad Thorndike, Brittany (Boberg), Shannon Thorndike, Terrance Mckinnon, Louis "Buddy" Anselman , Steven and Daniel Clapper, Shenee' (Yturralde),Jaclyn (Davis), Melinda (Kukuk) Clapper, Daniel, Candace ,and Michael Beltran, and 16 loving great -great grandchildren. We also want to thank her care givers Rayo and her son Fabian Villarreal for the love they gave to our Mother. Virginia loved her family and we cherished her. She will always be in hearts and will be terribly missed. And to quote our Mom "Ditto Cabbage Head" and "You Nut". Visitation will be Friday, August 15, 2014 from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. with a Chapel Service at 9 a.m. at Martin Funeral Home-Central, 3839 Montana. Rite of Committal will follow at Ft. Bliss National Cemetery.

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