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Virginia Spoor died at the age of 101 on August 20, 2016. She was born in Chicago, Illinois on June 2, 1915, to Edward and Marie Novy, the oldest of three sisters (Jeanne and Enid.) She received her Bachelor's degree from Chicago University, worked in various areas, and then served as a decoder and code breaker in the Navy Intelligence Department during World War II. She was married to Ivan Herbert Spoor, Jr. for 63 years until his death. They lived in various parts of the U.S., settling down in Corpus Christi in 1957. She and Ivan traveled the world, collected and studied shells and took care of family. Virginia had many interests, active in Boy Scouts and Camp Fire Girls with her children. She was a member of AAUW, Shell Club, garden clubs and the Art Guild. She had her own business, Hand Cast Plastics, for many years. She could turn almost anything into an art or craft project. For many years she was the creative and organizational head of the "Tuesday Club" which gathered regularly for craft projects and socials. Her family and friends have benefitted from her many paintings and creative works. She was an avid reader.
Her husband Ivan and son Herbert Edward Spoor preceded her in death. She is survived by daughters Martha Spoor and Laura Spoor and son, Steve Spoor. Her grandchildren are Mila, Rogelio, Ramiro and Araceli Escamilla (Laura's children); Stefany Gonzales, Russell Spoor and Brian Spoor (Steve's children) and Lana Hood, Scott Spoor and Jeffrey Spoor (Herbert's children). She has eleven great grandchildren.
The family would especially like to thank her dear friends Lucille Davis and Arlette Thomas for their frequent visits and support as well as her caretakers, Stella Garza and Maria Tobar.
There will be no viewing or ceremony at this time. She has requested that she be cremated and her ashes mixed with the shells she loved from Padre Island. Her family will fulfill her wishes.
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Flowers are lovingly declined. Donations are not requested, but may be made to any of her interests, if the giver so wishes.