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Virginia Rorick

July 17, 1919 November 29, 2018
Virginia Rorick
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Virginia Rorick was born to Woods and Martha Buller Stone, the first couple to be married in Shafter. Virginia attended Maple School, Shafter High School for two years, and Wasco High School for two years, graduating in 1936. She was off to UC Berkeley for one semester then transferred to UCLA.
In 1941 she began teaching in Trona, where she and Bob Rorick met, fell deeply in love, and married in 1942. Bob was drafted into WWII and sent to England as a cryptologist, while Virginia remained in Trona teaching. In 1945 they moved to Pond and began farming. Their son Jim was born in 1946 and daughter Susan in 1948. Virginia was a model homemaker and mother and an excellent seamstress. She was Pond PTA president in 1955-57. In 1959 the family moved to Wasco. Virginia was a member of Wasco Junior Woman’s Club and its 1952-53 president and member of Wasco Woman’s Club and its 1965-66 president. She also served as rental chairman and treasurer for many years. She was bookkeeper for Woods Stone Ranches and ran Rorick Farms after Bob had a stroke in 1965. She took wonderful care of him for sixteen years without a word of complaint. She loved politics, current events, playing bridge, doing puzzles, and reading. She was devoted, generous, intelligent, and strong.
She was preceded in death by her husband in 1982, parents, and sister Venona Bergen. She is survived by her son Jim Rorick and wife Colleen, daughter Susan Bolger, grandson Patrick Bolger and wife Joleen, granddaughter Ann Bolger, great granddaughter Aubrey, sister Roma Rockwell McCaffrey, niece Nancy Bergen Wise and husband Don, and nephews John Bergen, Bob Rockwell, and Steve Rockwell.

Service will be held at Grace Community Church, Wasco, on December 8 at 11am followed by burial at Wasco Cemetery. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Wasco Community Scholarship Association.


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Visitation

Friday

7

Dec

4:00 PM 12/7/2018 4:00:00 PM - 8:00 PM 12/7/2018 8:00:00 PM
Peters Funeral Home - Wasco

1401 7th Street
Wasco, California 93280

Peters Funeral Home - Wasco
1401 7th Street Wasco 93280 California
United States

funeral service

Saturday

8

Dec

11:00 AM 12/8/2018 11:00:00 AM - 12:00 PM 12/8/2018 12:00:00 PM
Grace Community Church

1544 7th Street
Wasco , CA 93280

Grace Community Church
1544 7th Street Wasco 93280 CA
United States

Graveside

Saturday

8

Dec

1:00 PM 12/8/2018 1:00:00 PM - 2:00 PM 12/8/2018 2:00:00 PM
Wasco Memorial Park

300 Leonard Avenue
Wasco, CA 93280

Wasco Memorial Park
300 Leonard Avenue Wasco 93280 CA
United States
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