50-Year LCF Resident Dies at 94
Longtime La Cañada Flintridge resident Virginia Cree passed away in her sleep Tuesday, Feb. 19, at her assisted living residence in West Covina. After enjoying wonderful health her whole life, she finally succumbed to Alzheimer’s disease. She was 94.
Virginia was born in Chicago but spent most of her youth in Medford, Oregon, where she and her brother lived with their aunt and uncle. After the war, she moved to Los Angeles, where she met her husband, Chuck Cree. They were married in June 1946 and had two children, Ed in 1949 and Janet in 1952.
Virginia loved her family, and took a very active role in her kids’ lives. She volunteered in all their activities, including Cub Scouts, Girl Scouts and Little League baseball.
Shortly after moving from West L.A. to La Cañada Flintridge, Virginia obtained her real estate license and began a career in real estate that lasted for 35 years.
In 1983, her first grandson, Alex, was born and she became known affectionately as “Grandmommy,” a name that stayed with her to the end. Virginia took a very active role in Alex’s life, much as she had with her children. She introduced to him his two greatest passions, the drums and golf.
Virginia’s husband, Chuck, died in 1984 and she never remarried. She is survived by her two children and their spouses, three grandchildren, one great-grandchild, a sister-in-law and two nephews. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be sent to any charity that deals with memory loss, dementia or Alzheimer’s. The most notable one is the Alzheimer’s Association.