Virginia L. Wampler
Virginia Lee Baker Wampler was born August 9, 1925 to John C. and Anna Baker Sr. at Point Roberts, WA.
Virginia was always a hard worker, first employed by Ben's store and Iverson's Brothers Canning Co., both at Point Roberts. After moving to Blaine, Virginia continued her career some 30 years with U.S. Customs and Brokerage firms until retirement.
Virginia married Donald Ray Wampler on April 11, 1945 and had three girls Wendy Anne Wampler, Victoria (Vicky) Rae Reid husband Jeff and Peggy Lee Dohner husband Scott.
Virginia's life was filled with community involvement. She started by being crowned Miss Whatcom County in 1944 and being the Drum Majorette at Blaine High School, where she graduated in1944. She remained true to her Blaine High School Friends, meeting monthly for luncheons with them for many years.
She was Mother Advisor for the Rainbow girls and a lifetime PEO member, a member of the Point Roberts Historical Society, and a member of Eastern Star, was nominated for Woman of the Year, taught Sunday School and played piano at the Point Roberts Lutheran Church.
Most of all she was a mom that gave to her children and their children with unending love. Virginia made Christmas a treasured memory that will last forever in our minds.
She loved Point Roberts. Many years she was able to stay at the beach, where she loved beach combing, agate hunting, walking the sandbars, seeing the eagles soar above her. She always yearned to go home.
Her beloved Ray passed away in November 1997. Mom loved Dad with all of her heart. She was also predeceased by sister Dorothy and husband Robert Thompson, brother John C. Baker Jr. and his wife Blanche and son Jimmy, and her parents John C. and Anna Baker Sr.
Virginia is survived by her daughters and her grandchildren, great grandchildren and loving nieces, nephews and cousins.
Wendy's children, Shane Stanfill wife Julie, children Kameron and Cade, Trevor West and Hayden West. Great-grandson Matthew West deceased 2016. Sasha Rae Stanfill, children, Mia and Shane .
Peggy's children, Brent, wife Tamara, children Cassandra (Cassie) Goodin husband Nate, children J.W., Jaelyn and Elsa.
Jenneka Dohner and fiancee Craig Merrill. Demetra (Demi) Dohner, and Alexander Medina and daughter Esmarelda. Savanna Zehe, husband Daniel. Tamara' s children Alexander and Megan DePorter.
Margie Lynn Palmberg husband Kirk, children Jacob, Elizabeth, Aaron and Abigale (Abbie).
Jennifer Jae Baisch, husband Chris, children Gaige, Allyson (Ally), Ian and Makenna .
Megan Lee Visser husband Brant, children Kayden, Krew and Knox.
Virginia's final resting place will be at Point Roberts Cemetery, beside Dad, in the family plot with generations of deceased family surrounding her.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Point Roberts Historical Society, P.O. Box 780, Point Roberts, WA 98281