Age 71, of Roseburg, Oregon, passed away Thursday, May 22, 2014, at her home. She was born August 22, 1942, in Dierks, Arkansas, to Jack and Margaret Jones. Virginia has also lived in Carson City, Nevada, Powers, Oregon, Myrtle Point, Oregon, Winston, Oregon and Roseburg, Oregon for the past 21 years. She worked as a Keno runner, at Roseburg Forest Products and a school bus driver for Winston-Dillard School District for 21 years. Virginia also worked at the Wagon Wheel Restaurant in the evenings. She enjoyed traveling and going to casinos. Survivors include her husband, James Koogler; mother, Margaret Jones; daughter, Karin Weatherford; son, Jeffrey D. Smith and his wife Teresa; step-daughters: Linda Buckner and her husband Tom; step-sons: Richard Koogler and his wife Elizabeth, Jeff Koogler and his wife Karen and Robert Koogler and his wife Cynthia; brothers: Ernest Jones and his wife Shirley and Jackie Jones and his wife Audrey; grandchildren: MacKenzie Wright, Nathan Smith, Brandi Smith and Christina Rose; great-grandchildren: Brayden Applegarth and Keagan Applegarth and friends Robert and Emma Arnot. Virginia was preceded in death by her father, Jack Jones; daughters: Angelina and Jeanifer. Funeral services will be held Wednesday, May 28, 2014, at 2:00 p.m. at Wilson’s Chapel of the Roses. Interment will follow within the grounds of Roseburg Memorial Gardens. Pastor Jeff Hart will officiate. Those who wish may pay their respects on Tuesday, May 27, 2014, from 12:00 until 5:00 pm at Wilson’s Chapel of the Roses. At the family’s request contributions may be made in Virginia’s memory to Mercy Hospice and these may be left with Wilson’s Chapel of the Roses. Please visit www.wilsonschapeloftherosefh.com to leave the family fond memories and condolences.
VIRGINIA LEA KOOGLER
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