The Wahkiakum County Eagle - Established as The Skamokawa Eagle in 1891

Virginia Wendelin


October 19, 2017

Virginia Wendelin, 93, a lifelong Grays River resident, died October 11, 2017 in Longview. She was born April 17, 1924 in Astoria, Ore., to John and Helen (Cook) King and grew up on a farm in Grays River.

Virginia graduated from Naselle High School in 1942. In the mid 1940s Virginia married Ernest Wendelin and together they farmed in Grays River. For several years she was also the Post Master in Grays River.

Virginia was an active member of the Naselle Assembly of God Church and a devout Christian. She loved the farm and her family, especially time with grand and great grandchildren.

Ernie preceded her in 1985 as well as her brother and sister-in-law, Leonard and Ida King and son-in-law Mark Linquist. Survivors include her daughter Bonnie Linquist, a brother and sister-in-law John and Joyce King, two grandchildren, Mindi Linquist (Geoff) and Jeff Linquist (Haley) and three great grandchildren, Sawyer, Elsa and Jay Linquist, and several nieces and nephews.

The funeral will be held at Naselle Assembly of God Church on Saturday, October 21 at 1 p.m. Virginia will be laid to rest next to Ernie in Grays River Cemetery. Viewing will be at noon prior to the service. Memorial donations may be made in her name to Assembly of God Church, P.O. Box 26, Naselle, WA 98638 or the West Wahkiakum Food Pantry, P.O. Box 55, Rosburg, WA 98643. Dowling Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

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