Virginia was born Nov. 10, 1929, in Organ, Mo., to Ora Myers and Reuben Hue. Virginia left Missouri with her single mother and oldest sister in the 1930s to travel to Steamboat Springs where her mother was asked to be a mail-order bride by Joseph Myers, of Steamboat. Her mother married Joseph, and they lived on a farm in the Mystic Route area west of Elk Mountain. Virginia attended Elk Mountain School near Elk Mountain throughout the ’40s.
She met Royal Howard Chenoweth, and they were married March 25, 1947. She was 18 years old. They were married for 26 years and had five children. Roy and Virginia lived in Steamboat and Winlock, Wash., where Roy died in 1973. Virginia eventually moved back to Steamboat and remained a widow.
She was characterized by love and care, and she even worked as a caregiver in Washington. She left a legacy of five children, 10 grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren and numerous nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews, and cousins.
“Her past will forever live in our future.”