Virginia Irene Giese

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January 18, 1926 – February 1, 2019

Virginia Irene Giese, 93, longtime Moses Lake resident, passed away peacefully at her home on Friday, Feb. 1, 2019. She was preceded in death by her infant twin daughters, parents Fredrick and Anna Marie Horst, brother Fredrick (Fritz) Lavern Horst, husband Manford and granddaughter Niki Melvin. Funeral services will be held at Kayser’s Chapel of Memories at 10 a.m. on Friday, Feb. 8, 2019, with viewing from 9-9:30 a.m. and interment and graveside services at the Odessa Cemetery. A memorial luncheon will be held on Saturday, Feb. 9, 2019 at 11:30 a.m. at the Fatima Center located at 200 N Dale, Moses Lake, Washington. Arrangements are in care of Kayser’s Chapel of Memories, Moses Lake.

Virginia was born on January 18, 1926 to the late Frederick and Anna Marie Horst in Puyallup, Washington. She lived with her parents and brother in Puyallup before her family moved east of the mountains where they lived in several farming towns: Washtucna, Irby and Odessa, Washington. She attended high school in Odessa and graduated in 1944. She married Manford Laverne Giese on Sept. 8, 1946 and they made their home in the Odessa area working for local ranchers. She and Manford enjoyed playing cards with their friends on Saturday nights. She and her family moved to Moses Lake in 1963 and bought their home on Rainier Road in Cascade Valley where she lived until her death. She was a homemaker caring for her family and growing a big garden each summer which lead to many hours canning the produce. She enjoyed taking care of the roses during the spring and summer months. She loved reading, doing word search puzzles and working on jigsaw puzzles and spent many hours crocheting or knitting. She enjoyed visits with her neighbors for a cup of coffee and a donut or cookies. She loved chocolates, ice cream drizzled with syrup and candied popcorn. She was a kind and generous person, with a smile for everyone and she will be missed by dearly by her family and friends.

Survivors include two daughters Patty Melvin (Larry) of Meridian, Idaho and Nancy Leach (Charley) of Moses Lake. one son Brian Giese (Nanette) of Moses Lake, seven grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.

The family suggests that any memorials be made to the American Cancer Society.

Please sign the online guestbook or share a memory with family at www.kayserschapel.com.

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