Beverly Jean “Jeannie” Virnig-Stevens
1937 ~ 2014
Beverly Jean “Jeannie” Virnig-Stevens was born July 1937 to Chet and Nettie Bowers. She grew up in Mansfield, WA and graduated from Mansfield High School in 1955. She left us on March 20, 2014, the first day of Spring. While raising her four boys, Jeannie worked in the Freight business, first for Bowers & Scott Trucking, then for Silver Wheels Freight, Oak Harbor Freight and Silver Eagle. Her duties as a Dispatcher and Rate Clerk made her an asset to those companies and her fun, spunky personality made working with her fun. Jeannie simply enjoyed life. Her boys and grandchildren were the pride of her life. She welcomed friends anytime into her home, where they were always welcomed by her four puppies and an offer of Happy Hour. One of her favorite times was Sunday Family Dinner, especially when the Seahawks were playing or NASCAR was on. Her final job, where she worked till her death, was for the Buzz Inn East Wenatchee. She truly loved that job and the friends she made there, who became like family to her. They would joke that they never saw her wear the same thing twice, which makes sense, understanding that her favorite store was Macy’s.
She will be deeply missed by her four boys and their families: Chet Virnig of Wenatchee, Ron Virnig of Kalispell, MT, Brett Virnig of Wenatchee and Dean Virnig of Nebraska; along with many loving grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She is also survived by her two older sisters, Eloise January of Texas and Evelyn Bradley of Wenatchee, who were loving and attentive to her during her last days. She is also survived by many nieces and nephews, and a host of loving friends. Not to mention her four puppies, who she loved like kids. She was preceded in death by her parents; and Melvin Stevens.
A Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday, March 29, 2014, at 2:00 p.m. in the Banquet Room at the Wild Card in East Wenatchee. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that you make a donation to the Wenatchee Valley Humane Society, in her name, that way, her lifelong love of animals will leave a legacy for years to come. Arrangements are assisted by Telford’s Chapel of the Valley, East Wenatchee.