April 17, 1935 ~ February 26, 2021
Virginia's service will be livestreamed below at 11:00 AM Friday, March 5, 2021. https://vimeo.com/event/763767 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. https://www.hrrv.org/giving/
Virgie my Sister has been the single most present person in my life for 75 years. She’s been the kindest most exemplary woman I’ve looked to in life. She has always been there for us all in our family. She and Gene were the glue of our family . Fun, loving and always true. I miss you Sister!
I remember happy times spent camping at Flathead Lake and sharing coffee with Virgie and Gene in their RV . I loved the laughter and chatter we shared. Safe travels, my friend.
I became acquainted with Gene and Virgie through my sister Patty Delaney. Their family was a joy to be around. I admired the devotion that Gene and Virgie showed one another. It was a treat to get to spend time with Virgie whenever we headed to MN to visit relatives.
My sympathy to the family. She will be missed-a lot.
Our families were so close… we each had 6 children and their ages were very close together. Gene & I worked and played together for many years. Virgie was the greatest “Mother Hen” I’ve known in my 85 years. Always with a smile and a word of happiness. The world will miss this Angel and Gene will be so happy to see her. The two-family outings we had will never be forgotten by my family. Rest in peace and love, Virgie. We will miss you.9
My sincere condolences to all of the family. God bless her in heaven.
May you rest in Peace, reunited with loved ones, and those you leave behind be comforted by warm memories.
Rest easy, Virgie.
Love you always
Virgi always had a word of encouragement and a smile for everyone she encountered. And the words and smiles she shared with me over the course of my life always had more of an impact than she ever imagined. A wonderful Aunt and just a fine woman. God bless her.
I am so sorry to hear of Vergie’s passing, They were our neighbors in Helena, MT many years ago. We were both RVers so I could go on and on about all the good times we had camping together. Since we were neighbors we also involved with church and other social activities too. Too bad there are not more good people on this earth like her and Gene. I am sure she will be missed and am happy that she will be with Gene again. God bless her.
We miss our close friends, Gene and Virginia, and pray they are with the Lord this day.
The memories of Aunt Virgie bring back many happy memories that will remain in our hearts and minds forever.
Our thoughts and prayers are with all of the family. We hope that the good memories will make the mourning easier to deal with.
Peace be with you all.
Brad, Debbie, and Bailie Walker and Austin Dockery