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August 5, 1914 — November 7, 2017

Virginia was born to Emma and Cornell Merrill in Bloomington, Illinois.

She married Vernon L. Bohles in Bloomington on December 23, 1936. Vern passed away in Albany on December 3, 1977.

Virginia married Theodore (Ted) O. Sims in Albany on March 29, 1980. He passed away on February 21, 1992.

She and her first husband had the Valley Insurance Service in Albany. She was a life member and past matron of Eastern Star, Barzillai Chapter No. 16 as well as a life member of Fairmount Grange No. 252.

Virginia is survived by daughter Mary Campbell; and sons Vernon L. Bohles II and Walter E. Bohles. In addition, she leaves behind five granddaughters; one grandson; nine great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.

Two sisters and one brother proceeded her in death.

At Virginia’s request, no formal service will be held. Contributions may be made to the Masonic and Eastern Star Home at 3505 Pacific Avenue, Forest Grove, OR 97116.

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