Virginia Day, 103
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YARMOUTH - Virginia Elaine (Detwiler) Day passed away quietly on Monday June 2, 2014, at Bay Square in Yarmouth. She was 103 and lived to the very end.
Virginia (Ginny) was the last surviving of the thirteen children of Carrie Mae (Stover) and Henry Detwiler. She was born and raised in Smullton, Penn. and was a graduate of Penn State University where she majored in Physical Education and participated in women's sports. She later earned a Master's degree in Education from the University of Maine and taught English for many years in the Yarmouth School District and at Presque Isle High School.
Her two greatest loves were her family and Penn State! She remained physically active well into her nineties and when a downhill skiing injury sidelined her when she was 76 she switched to cross country skiing. She enjoyed hiking and hiked part of the Appalachian Trail with her son Dan when she was 86. Ginny enjoyed gardening and was a founding member of the Walnut Hill Garden Club and a long-time member of the North Yarmouth Congregational Church, UCC.
Ginny was predeceased by her husband S. Von Day (1989); and is survived by her children: Nancy Thomas of Richmond, Va.; Richard Day and wife Judy of Raymond; Daniel Day and wife Connie of Union; Susan Elliott and her companion Jack Scott of North Yarmouth and Yarmouth, Nova Scotia; David Day and wife Audrey of Yarmouth and Naples, Fla.; as well as 12 grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren and threegreat-great-grandchildren.
A memorial service will be held at a date later in the summer. Please visit www.lindquistfuneralhome.com to share condolences, memories and tributes with her family.
The family would like to express their gratitude and appreciation to the dedicated staff of Bay Square in Yarmouth for their kind, loving and attentive care of Ginny throughout her residence there.
Lindquist Funeral Home
Funeral Home & Cremation Service
Published in Portland Press Herald/Maine Sunday Telegram on June 8, 2014