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Virginia Gay Tucker

August 1, 1953 — April 8, 2023

Virginia Tucker of Twin Falls, Idaho, passed away at the age of 69 at her home, surrounded by the people who loved her most. For nearly six years she battled cancer with strength and a fearless spirit like only she could. Virginia, Ginny or “V” to friends and family, was born on August 1, 1953, in Twin Falls, Idaho, to Donald and Betty Tucker. She attended school in Wendell and Twin Falls, Idaho. Virginia was a precocious-spirited child who loved caring for the animals on the farms where she grew up. She spoke fondly of farm life in Idaho and loved caring for her horses and other animals. She almost always had a pet dog and lost a few to the busy traffic in front of her house. She enjoyed roller skating with her brother, Steve, as a child in the Thousand Springs Power Plant where her father worked. It was around the same time she developed a talent for sewing - a craft she learned from her grandmother and mother. By the time she reached high school, she was a talented seamstress in her own right. In addition to making many of her own clothes, she made shirts for her dad as well as many doll clothes. Virginia was always a true daddy’s girl. She idolized her father and in 1972 when she graduated from Twin Falls High School she chose to follow in his footsteps and join the Navy Reserve. Life moved quickly and before too long she had moved on to her next adventure, marriage, and motherhood. In 1975, she gave birth to her first child, Margret Ann. She enjoyed her daughter so much that she added another in 1978. She would tell you Jenifer Lynn reluctantly entered the world. As life moved her daughters grew and she had many adventures. She became the first female police officer employed by the city of Bellevue, Idaho and she later policed the floors of Casinos in Las Vegas. For several years she traveled the country installing metering equipment in newly built power plants. When she settled back in Idaho, she found adventures making friends wherever she went and reconnected with old friends. She worked at plant maintenance for both Glanbia Foods and Chobani and became an expert at restoring Singer sewing machines, with the mechanical, painting, and wood cabinet restoration. For many years, Virginia was the friendly face of the Antique Barn during fair week in Twin Falls County. Virginia will be dearly missed by all who know her. She is preceded in death by her beloved parents, Don and Betty Tucker; her sisters, Donna Tennant, and Jeanie Bracket; and her granddaughter Myann Hopkins. She is survived by her daughters, Margret Moline and Jenifer Hopkins; her son-in-law Ralph Hopkins Jr.; her granddaughters, Chyna Hopkins, and Samara McCartney; her grandsons, Tyler Hopkins, Mateo Hopkins, and Lincoln McCartney; her brother, Steve Tucker, and wife Jannett; her nieces and nephews; many cousins and beloved extended family; and friends.
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Saturday, April 22, 2023

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