Virginia Lee BrownChico, CA, 1922 - 2018 0comment
Virginia Lee (Pace) Brown, of Chico, California, 95, passed away peacefully on January 20, 2018. Virginia spent a wonderful Christmas with her family, and on December 27, was very proud to celebrate her 95th Birthday surrounded by family and friends.
Virginia was born on December 27, 1922, in Springdale, Arkansas, where she grew up with her parents, Arthur and Elsie Pace, and her younger brother and sister, Rolland and Sue. She had many relatives in the Springdale area including family names Pace, Goheen, Wilson, and Graham. In the summer of 1937, she travelled with her mother and siblings to join their father, in Greenfield, California where she attended high school. After graduating in 1942, she married her high school sweetheart, Ken Guerrero, who soon left for service in the US Navy in the Pacific. Sadly, her only brother, Roland Pace, while also serving in the Navy, was killed near Okinawa in April 1945. Virginia's children, Douglas, born in 1943, and Jamie, born in 1947, spent their early years in Greenfield before moving to Alameda in 1951, where Virginia lived for the next 49 years. After retiring, in 2000, she decided to relocate to Chico to be closer to her children.
She is survived by her son, Doug & Kelly Guerrero, and her daughter, Jamie & John Burghardt, both of Forest Ranch, California. She is also survived by five grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
A private family Memorial Service is being planned for later in the spring. Condolences may be made to the family at www.brusiefh.com.
Published January 27, 2018