Virginia’s service will be livestreamed below at 11:00 AM Friday, March 5, 2021.
Virginia Lurene (Delaney) Pigeon
April 17, 1935 – February 26, 2021
Virginia “Virgie” Lurene Pigeon, 85, passed away on February 26, 2021 at home in Fargo, ND surrounded by her loving family.
Virgie was born April 17, 1935 to Charles and Virginia (Miller) Delaney in Lewistown, Montana. She grew up on her family’s Bar LC Ranch located 30 miles northwest of Lewistown. She attended country school and graduated high school at St Leo’s in Lewistown in 1953. Virgie attended two years at College of Great Falls with a diploma in elementary education. She worked as a cashier at Sears and Roebuck, a consultant at Mary Kay Cosmetics, eight years as a substitute teacher, and worked during the legislative sessions for the Montana- Dakota Utilities attorney in Helena, Montana.
Virgie married Gene Pigeon III on September 17, 1955 and they had an adventurous life living in Montana, Minnesota, Massachusetts, North Dakota, South Dakota, and Nevada. She was a loving wife and amazing mother of six children. She enjoyed reading, sewing, traveling, camping, and most of all treasured time with friends and family.
She is survived by her six children, Linda (Jerome) Carlson of South Heart, ND, Jan (Gerald) Wieler of Fargo, ND, Eugene “Joe” Pigeon IV of Miles City, MT, Charles Pigeon of Great Falls, MT, Roland “Ed” Pigeon of Libby, MT, and Pamela (Keith) Wadsworth of Libby, MT; 19 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; sisters Patricia Barnes of Billings, MT, and Daisy Delaney (Rob Kellner) of Santa Fe, NM; sisters-in-law Patty Delaney, Delores Durgin, and Jean Pigeon. She is also survived by many endearing nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband of 63 years, Eugene “Gene” Pigeon III; parents, Charles and Virginia Delaney; siblings, Charles Jerome “Jerry” Delaney, Shirley (Delaney) Wambeke; siblings-in-law, Thomas “Tom” Wambeke, Gail Barnes, Richard Pigeon, Bill Durgin; grandson, Anthony Bullinger.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Hospice of the Red River Valley. http://www.hrrv.org/giving/