Virginia M. Gaylord

By From page A4 | February 16, 2014

Aug. 23, 1919 — Feb. 11, 2014

Virginia M. Gaylord of Sacramento died Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2014.

She was born Aug. 23, 1919, in Greenville, Mich. She loved music and dance. As a small girl, she would travel to different towns in Michigan to perform the Charleston.

Virginia moved to Davis in 1977 after her first husband John Clark’s passing in 1973 and worked as a secretary for UC Davis in the Dean’s office.

On Valentine’s Day in 1981, she found love again and married Edison Gaylord moving to Sacramento where she resided until her death. She and Edison both retired and traveled around the country, visiting their children and families. They enjoyed trips to Hawaii and Lake Tahoe. Virginia spent most of her time tending to her animals and roses. They enjoyed ballroom dancing, singing, and playing music together.

Virginia is survived by three children: John Clark and his wife, Barbara, of Alexandria, La.; Judie Fohs of Idaho Falls, Idaho; Stepson, Larry Gaylord and his wife Donna, in North Carolina. Her son, Jerry Clark, preceded her in death and his wife Vivette resides in Davis. She is also survived by eight grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren, and three great-great-grandchildren.

The service was held at Wiscombe Funeral Home in Davis on Friday, February 14th. Virginia is buried at Davis Cemetery, next to her late husband Edison and son Jerry.

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