Virginia's Story

PORTLAND - Virginia Elaine Wilson Wylie, 79, passed away on June 18, 2014, at The Cedars.

Ginny was born on July 30, 1934, in Passadumkeag, the daughter of Edith Fitz Wilson and James Putman Sargent. She attended grammar school in Derby and graduated from Milo High School. In 1952 she married Hazen (Bill) Wylie in Brownville Jct.

Besides her family, her interests were line dancing, gardening, oil painting, hockey, quilting and authoring a book on her family genealogy. She also volunteered her time with the Born to Read Program and served as President of a seniors club in South Portland. Ginny worked 5 years at the Kmart as manager of the camera department in Scarborough and worked 15 years at Inness Photo in South Portland. The last two years at Inness she headed the camera repairs part of the business.

She is predeceased by her parents, four brothers, Wesley, Perley and George Strout and Herbert Sargent, a sister, Hattie Wilson and a granddaughter, Laurie Burton. She is survived by her loving husband, Bill and their three children, Deborah Burton of Freeport, Valerie Wylie of Scarborough, and Stephen Wylie and his wife Alessa of Amsterdam, NY; three sisters, Ethelyn Woodard of Orono, Julia Sweeney of Ormond Beach, FL, and Alice Inman and husband Elmer of Westbrook; three grandchildren, Christopher Burton, Kelly Valdmanis and husband Richard, Melinda Nudd and husband Timothy; five great-grandchildren, Liam, Maxwell and Evelyn Nudd, Laird and Dylan Valdmanis. She is also survived by many wonderful nieces and nephews and a special friend Alice Jack.

A celebration of Ginny's life will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, June 28th, at Millcreek Park in South Portland. If inclement weather, the celebration will be held at Elizabeth Hobbs Hospitality Center, 230 Cottage Road, South Portland. A graveside service will be held at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, June 29th at Evergreen Cemetery, Milo. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Hospice of Southern Maine, 180 US Route One, #1, Scarborough, ME 04074. Arrangements made by Hobbs Funeral Home, 230 Cottage Road, South Portland, ME 04106. On-line condolences may be shared at: www.hobbsfuneralhome.com.
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