Virginia Adeline Daughtery was born on May 3, 1921 to George and Theodosia Daughtery in Portland, Oregon. Virginia was the oldest of 3 girls. She attended Grant High School in Portland, and afterwards graduated from Oregon State Teachers College in Multnomah, Oregon. Virginia met Thomas Adams Roy while attending college, and married him in 1943 while he was home on leave from the Philippines during World War II. Virginia kept the home fires burning, teaching school in Bandon, Oregon until Tom returned home.Tom and Virginia had 2 daughters, Teresa and Tamara, and together the family spent many weekends camping and exploring their California home as they grew up. After Tom retired from Marathon Oil in 1978, Virginia and he were able to realize a dream of building a home on the Oregon coast. Unfortunately that dream was cut short when Tom died in 1979 during the construction of that home. Virginia demonstrated her resiliency in so many ways, but perhaps the most remarkable was her completion of the first coastal home and later selling it, so she could design one that was more suited to the lifestyle of a single woman. Virginia lived in her Seaside, Oregon home for 20 years before she moved to Panorama City in Lacey, Washington in 1999.Virginia belonged to the Seaside Presbyterian Church, was an active member of PEO for 40 years, and spent many years teaching children to read in a variety of teaching positions.Virginia has many long-time friends who remember her with fondness. She loved to entertain, she was a world traveler, and made many friends along the way. All who knew her will remember her gentle, creative spirit. She is survived by her eldest daughter Teresa, son-in-law John, their son, Joe and 5 grandchildren. She is also survived by her youngest daughter Tamara, son-in-law, Bob, granddaughters, Aro, Jamie and Lynn, and their children.Virginia spent the last 3 weeks of her life in Bellingham at the Whatcom Hospice House. She passed on April 14, 2012. Gifts can be made to Whatcom Hospice Foundation or the Parkinson Research Foundation.A memorial service will be held at 3PM on Saturday, April 28 at the Woodlawn Funeral Home in Lacey, Washington.