Former Routt County resident Virginia Alice Herold Thornton died Nov. 23, 2006. She was 71.
Virginia was born in the family home near Stagecoach. She was the second daughter of Carl W. and Bonita E. Herold.
She attended Cobb and Oak Creek elementary schools and graduated from Oak Creek High School. She then attended and graduated from Barnes Business School in Denver. She worked for the Routt County Forest Service for several years.
Virginia had many interests and played many musical instruments, including the piano, organ, flute, accordion and guitar. She enjoyed writing and poetry. She crocheted, knitted, sewed and did ceramics. She was very active and took on the job of rebuilding the Circle R as well as running a craftshop there.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Dennis; her parents Carl W. and Bonita E. Herold; and her grandparents, Samuel W. and Josephine L. Nay.
Virginia is survived by two brothers, Carl W. Herold Jr. and his wife, Rita, and Wesley E. Herold; two sisters, Carol W. Villa and her husband, Richard, and Bonita E. Steele; three children, John W. Miles and wife, Chris, Teresa L. McNutt and husband, Joe, and Lance L. Miles and his wife, Jane; her extended family, Betty Ann Milano and Duane E Miles and their families; her uncle, Samuel W. Nay; 13 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Memorial services were held Dec. 9, 2006, at the Center of Religious Science in Delta.