Steinmetz, Virginia B. “Virg” Feleciano Mrs. – Obituary

Baker City, Oregon

Virginia B. “Virg” Steinmetz, 93, of Baker City and a former Fremont, Calif., resident, died Aug. 29, 2001, at an adult foster care home in Baker City.

Her funeral will be Saturday at 1 p.m. at the Berge-Pappas-Smith Mortuary in Fremont. Interment will follow at the Irvington Memorial Cemetery in Fremont.

Mrs. Steinmetz was born Nov. 17, 1907, at Pinole, Calif., to Joseph and Virginia (Silva) Feleciano. She was raised at Mission San Jose and was married to Leland Steinmetz on Sept. 7, 1941, at Carson City, Nev. They owned small mom and pop grocery stores. Mrs. Steinmetz also worked for more than 20 years as a telephone operator, and she also worked in a dry-cleaning business.

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In 1983 the couple moved to Baker City to be close to her son and daughter-in-law, and her grandsons. Mr. Steinmetz died in 1987.

Mrs. Steinmetz loved crocheting, knitting and taking trips to Jackpot and Reno, Nev.

Mrs. Steinmetz is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Edward and Janet Steinmetz of Baker City; a grandson and his wife, Jason and Christian Steinmetz of La Grande; a grandson and his close friend, Shawn Steinmetz and Catherine Dickison of La Grande; and several nieces and nephews.

Mrs. Steinmetz was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; a daughter; and two brothers.
Contributions in her memory may be made to St. Francis deSales Cathedral in Baker City in care of Coles-Strommer Funeral Home, 1950 Place St., Baker City, Ore., 97850.

Used with permission from: The Baker City Herald, Baker City, Oregon, August 31, 2001
Transcribed by: Belva Ticknor


White, Judy Wallis. Baker County, Oregon Obituaries. Published by Copyright 1999-2013, all rights reserved.

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