Virginia Dee Tweedy

Virginia Dee (Smith) Tweedy, passed away February 7, 2017 in West Jorday, Utah. She was 94. A resident of McGill Nevada most of her life. She was born in Salina, Utah on September 29, 1922 to Charles and Mabel (Draper) Smith. She married James Franklin Tweedy on December 26, 1940. She attended McGill Grade and White Pine High Schools. She spent over thirty years working for Louis Cononelos Company in McGill. She was a long time member of McGill Rebekah Lodge and White Pine Women’s Bowling Association.     Virginia was the fifth of eight children. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband and brothers; Charles (Annamae) Smith, Jack (Renee) Smith; sisters; Hazel (Louie) Gardella, Margery (Shirley) Robison, Clare (Mike) Mirich, Marian (Argie) McIntosh and Jane Brown.     Virginia is survived by daughters; Peggy (Tom) Robison of West Jordan, Utah, son; Sam (Jackie) Tweedy of Ely, Nevada., granddaughters; Melissa Raad, Aimee Robison, Candice Ashby, Jamie Tweedy, and adoptive grandchildren; Tami Zaragoza, Forrest Smith, Rachael Grossman, Lisa Muscato and Jennifer Cazier. Also survived by twelve great-grandchildren.     There are no services planned, although there will be a graveside service  in the latter part of spring.

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  1. Beverly Ross Vierling` says:

    I am very sorry to hear of Virginia’s passing, and send my sincere sympathy to all her family. I have many fond memories of Virginia and Frank, and the times my family spent with them growing up in McGill. May she rest in peace.

  2. Angelo Fazio & Mary Prance says:

    Virginia was a great lady. It was a pleasure to get to know her through the McGill church.
    Our condolences to all her family.

  3. Sammy, so sorry to read of your mom’s passing. Our mom’s knew each other from Utah. Again my sympathies.
    Marion Petersend Koekyker

  4. .y sincere condolences to Virginia’s family. We’ve lost another great McGillite . R.I.P Virginia.

  5. Barb Beason says:

    I worked with Virginia at Cononelos She dressed so nice & I enjoyed working with her I often thought of her

  6. thyra Broyles Wilson says:

    I did not know your mom but I know she is at rest with the ret of her family and is in the arms of Jesus, where she belongs now. Blessings and hugs to you and your family.

  7. Joe Stanko from McGill Nevada says:

    Virginia Dee (Smith) Tweedy was a great lady. I work for Mr. Cononelos during the last haft of the 70’s mopping floors, cleaning toilets, washing windows and sweeping the side walks at the dry goods, IGA and furniture store. I was really a lucky kid back in those days to be able to work and I was making $2.35 an hour. It help me buy my first vehicle later in high school that I drove for 10 years. Virginia was great to me and my brothers who work for Mr. Cononelos. I always appreciated the dedicated work she did financially working those old mechanical accounting machines on the 2nd floor near Mr Cononelos office at the dry goods. Virginia keep the business going successful during the lean times in the 70’s with high gas prices and the down turning of KCC and help Mr Cononelos business survive in McGill into the 80’s. My condolence to her family and prayers of the lost of a very wonderful lady and an amazing important Pioneer Business Lady for McGill Nevada.

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