Virginia E. DelGrosso

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Straub's Funeral Home & Columbia River Cremation
325 NE 3rd Ave.
Camas, WA

May 26, 1920 ~ April 30, 2011

Virginia Elizabeth Vaughn DelGrosso, formerly of Washougal, WA, passed away on April 30, 2011 in Vancouver, WA. She was born in Portland, OR to George "Wes" and Emma Vaughn on May 26, 1920. Virginia grew up "living on Baker Creek" near Oretown, OR until her family moved to McMinnville, OR in 1928. She graduated from McMinnville High School in 1938.
At age 19, she moved to Camas, WA to accept employment with West Coast Telephone as a switchboard operator.
In 1944, she married Fred H. DelGrosso and shortly thereafter they moved to Washougal, WA. Virginia resided at their home until her move to an adult family home in September, 2008.
Virginia enjoyed a 22-year career in the banking industry as a teller and vault teller. She was employed by the National Bank of Commerce, Washington State Bank, and People's Bank, retiring in 1983.
Virginia was an accomplished seamstress, took great pleasure in working in her yard, and enjoyed being with family and friends.
Virginia was well-known in the community
and called Camas/Washougal home for over 70 years.
Virginia is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Bonnie and Darrel Stump of Washougal; granddaughter, Megan Stump of Vancouver; son-in-law, Don Hall of Auburn, WA; and numerous nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents; three sisters; her husband, Fred, in 1966; and her daughter, Karen DelGrosso Hall, in 2008.
A graveside service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, May 9, 2011 at the Washougal Memorial Cemetery.
Straub's Funeral Home & Columbia River Cremation in Camas, WA is in charge of the arrangements.
Special thanks to Peaceful Meadow and Creekside Adult Family Homes for their loving care.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the or the charity of your choice in Virginia's name.
Please sign Virginia's guest book at: or visit


Published in The Columbian on May 3, 2011
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