Virginia ThurnVirginia “Ginny” Thurn, 75, Ellenton, Fla., formerly of Ypsilanti, N.D., died Thursday, May 6, 2010, at Tidewell Hospice, Bradenton, Fla. Virginia L. Wellette was born in 1935 in Springfield, Mass., the daughter of Ernest and Lucille Wellette.
Virginia “Ginny” Thurn, 75, Ellenton, Fla., formerly of Ypsilanti, N.D., died Thursday, May 6, 2010, at Tidewell Hospice, Bradenton, Fla.
Virginia L. Wellette was born in 1935 in Springfield, Mass., the daughter of Ernest and Lucille Wellette. She graduated from Technical High School, Springfield, in 1952. She married Douglas Thurn in 1954 and they spent eight years traveling during his military service. They lived in Ypsilanti from 1956-1957 and moved to Ludlow, Mass. She worked for Vadnais Lumber and KV Builders as head bookkeeper for many years. In 1976 they founded Palmer Saw & Lawnmower Center, Palmer, Mass. She retired in 1999 and moved to Florida. She enjoyed reading, knitting, collecting owls, going to the beach, tap dancing and camping.
She is survived by her husband; a daughter, Donna Dorey-Fountain (Paul), Pametto, Fla.; a brother, David (Linda), Parrish, Fla.; a brother-in-law, Warren (Wendy), San Clemente, Calif.; three grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by two brothers, William and Richard.
Burial: Sarasota National Cemetery, Sarasota, Fla.
Memorials: in lieu of flowers, to Tidewell Hospice, Philanthropy Department, 5955 Rand Boulevard, Sarasota, FL 34238.
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