Virginia Louise Barnes

October 14, 1926 —  May 23, 2019

Virginia Louise Barnes, 92, passed peacefully into the arms of the Lord on May 23, 2019.

Virginia was born October 14, 1926, in Walla Walla to John and Louise Regalia DeLuca.

She graduated from DeMers Beauty School Walla Walla and was a beautician at The Grand Hotel where she met her future husband Robert Barnes. They were married February 25, 1950, and settled in Walla Walla where they raised their family of seven children.

She is survived by her children, Clifford Smith (Sandi) of Abilene, Texas, Carol Grabinski (Stan) of Walla Walla, Robert Jr. (Sally) of Olympia, WA, Linda Johnson (Ted) of Sammamish, WA, Thomas (Ruth) of Kent, WA and Christine Dietz (Alex) of Walla Walla; 11 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren, also two nieces and a nephew. She was preceded in death by her husband Robert; son, John Barnes; granddaughter, Brooke Johnson; and her sister, Theresa DeLuca Weis of Portland, OR.

A private family service was held May 31 at Mountain View Cemetery followed by a celebration of life at the home of her grandson Steven Grabinski.

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