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1934 Virginia 2021

Virginia Crangle

July 21, 1934 — October 18, 2021

Virginia (Ginny) Walton Crangle age 87 of Hesperus, CO passed away on October 18, 2021 at home with her family.
She was preceded in death by her parents Hobart & Frances Walton and her brother Harley Walton.

She is survived by her husband of almost 70 years William (Bill) Crangle, 5 Children & their Spouses Juanice & Ron Miller, Bruce & Kathy Crangle, Karen & Robbie Davis, Linda & Arthur Meisner and Mona & Steve Smith, 16 grandkids, 34 great grandkids, 1 great great grandson.

A Memorial Service will be held at Breen Community Building November 6, 2021 at 10:30am.

Virginia was born in Hammond, IN, July 21, 1934. She came to Mancos, CO in 1935, when her dad moved the family as he transferred as a rural carrier with the US Post office. Later transferred to a route in Hesperus, CO. Ginny's heart was always tied to Hesperus & Mancos. Ginny loved riding horses, going to the mountains cattle permits with the Mancos ranchers where she began her lifelong collection of cowboy poetry.

At the age of 16 she took a nurses training at Durango Mercy Hospital, she became a practical nurse at 17. Ginny Married Bill Crangle February 10, 1952 in Hesperus, CO, where they settled after she followed Bill to Florida twice as he was called from the Navy Reserves. Ginny worked as a practical nurse at Mercy between the times Bill was shipped out to sea.

1954-1955 Ginny's husband Bill got the Hesperus rural carrier position with the US Post Office. Ginny and Bill settled down, started a family and raised 5 kids. Ginny continued riding with Bill, Mountain pack trips, some outfitting. Ginny was a substitute Carrier for the La Plata Canyon Postal route, actively making sure her kids (Neighbor kids) got to school activities, Bible school, Church camp etc.

As the kids left home, Bill retired, they started taking pack trips, 3 summers as caretakers for a cattle permit. Ginny loved to study survival techniques and herbal remedies. Ginny was most known for her canning, she was quite the expert!

Ginny was loved by many as she was generous, hardworking and steadfast in her faith. Ginny was "Granny" to many!






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