August 28, 1933 ~ November 11, 2020

Born in: Brawley, California
Resided in: Fremont, California

Due to COVID-19 restrictions, the family regrets that they are unable to have a service for Virginia at this time. Please leave memories, messages, and prayers below.

Virginia May Mattingly (Blalock) Hoon

 

Virginia Hoon, died Wednesday, November 11th at Washington Hospital in Fremont, CA.  Virginia was born in 1933 in Brawley, CA to Silas and Violet Mattingly.  As a young woman, she participated in Rainbow Girls and graduated from Mountain View High School in 1951.  She earned a teaching credential and taught at the Ford Country Day School in Menlo Park.  In 1953, Virginia married Tom Blalock, and together, they raised four children in Fremont CA.

 

Later, Virginia had a successful career at Wells Fargo Bank, and in 1995, she married Richard Hoon.  They enjoyed retirement by spending time with grandchildren and traveling extensively in the United States. Richard died in 2017.  Virginia was a member of the Tri-Cities Women’s Club, and was an avid fan of sports, and spending time in Pinecrest, CA. She loved her family and was a formidable opponent in a number of games including bridge, Scrabble, and Jeopardy.

 

Virginia is survived by her children David and his wife Kim, Brian, Anne, and Allyson and her husband Moses; her grandchildren Stephany, Lindsay and her husband Robert, Franklin and his wife Brittany, Spencer, Madelynn, and Amelia.  Lastly, her beloved great-grandchildren, Blake, Ella, and Chase.

 

The family is grateful for sister Anne, Virginia’s caregiver, and the nurses at Washington Township Hospital.  Please leave stories, prayers, and messages in the care of Chapel of the Angels.  In lieu of flowers, please consider donating to Virginia’s favorite charity, established in honor of her niece, Chrysalis.org.

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  1. CandleOnly a few weeks ago, mom talked with a sense of longing for her favorite place – Pinecrest.
    A perfect day would have started with opening up the cabin shades and stoking the fire to take the chill off the morning. Possibly frying up some trout caught by the early risers. Then french toast for God knows how many people we crammed in to our cabin – there was always room for more. We’d head to the beach by 10, swinging by the store for the paper. We’d play Yatzee or Scrabble, eat sandwiches, and swim to the bouys. Mom sat in her chair and read the paper front to back – the cross word began at the beach and was carefully saved for later. After soft serve at the snack shack, we returned home for showers. Then we played while Lon Simmons and Giants Baseball filled the air while mom finished the crossword and napped on the porch. At some point there was dinner, application of mosquito repellant, and either a camp fire, or a walk to the ampitheater with our flashlights and extra blankets. After our evening under the stars, we’d collapse into bed and look forward to doing it all over again the next day. How lucky I was to have Virginia as my mom.

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  2. CandleGod rest her kind and gentle sole, we will miss our conversations with her. Virginia was a wonderful woman and family friend. May Richard and Virginia spend eternity in the kingdom of heaven together. God bless her children and her grandchildren. Virginia and Richard will be miss.
    Love,
    Frank & Sylvia Cesario

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  3. CandleTaking 15 years or more of my life to care for Mom and my Step-Father Dick was a privilege. I met this most wonderful woman. Her name was Mom. I heard stories from her entire life, her family members and so forth.I had her back in the hospital, Dr’s offices, wherever. She taught me patience, love, kindness, loyalty, and most and ever so importantly a crazy, twisted and silly sense of humor. My faith drove me every day caring for her. ‘’Honour thy Father and thy Mother.” Your time came to leave and I was with you for your last breathe. Such an honor to be there. I kissed you goodnight every night I put you to bed. I did the same the very night you ascended to heaven. I kissed you over and over. Thank you Mom for wanting me so bad you went to the adoption agency and found me. You told me to memorize this poem and whenever I needed to know how much you loved me, “Nor flesh of my flesh, Nor bone of my bone, never forget,
    You didn’t grow under my heart, but in it.” I Love you Too…… Your Annie. (Anne Elizabeth). I spelled my middle name for you Mom since you always spelled it wrong! Can’t believe I had to bring out my birth certificate to prove to you how you spelled my middle name at birth…..Parents!

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  4. CandleVirginia, “Grammy” as all the grandchildren affectionately called her, was always dependable in a few things. One, always sweeping the floor with us at jeopardy, scrabble, and any game with cards. Two, always requesting that the grandkids sit on her lap, no letter how big we got. she always requested that we would sit in her big chair with her and snuggle. I cannot count the number of quiet arguments we had over my being concerned that I could crush her if I sat on her lap, somehow she always won out and I would secretly support my own weight while she showered every once of love she had. Grammy lived her life one love at a time, and I firmly believe that her heart was so full and so big that she could support our family with the strength of her heart. I can only hope to be as graceful and intelligent as my grandmother. I will miss her dearly, but I know she is always with me.

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    • CandleAmelia, It’s wonderful to read this. While I only met your “Grammy” a few times – one memorable time at an As game – your words really struck me. What a wonderful woman.

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  5. CandleI was Virginia’s Occupational Therapist. She was my very first home health patient. I remember I was so nervous before I went to ring the doorbell, not knowing how it would go. Once I met Anne and Virginia I felt so at ease and was hopeful that I could help her to get better. I so enjoyed hearing all of her stories about her family and past memories. We realized that it is such a small world, having lived on the same street in Sunnyvale and talking about all of the familiar places that we both knew and loved. I will not only miss working with her but I will also miss visiting with her. She was such a caring and loving person. Even though I didn’t know Virginia for that long, I felt connected to her in some way. I will truly miss her. God bless her family.

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    • Cynthia, You were the highlight of her day. She knew you’d take good care of here and you’d have fun too. You provided incredible customer service to my Mother and I’ll never forget you. Always, Annie

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  6. A very wonderful lady whom we got to know around 2009. We were long time friends of Dick Hoon (since around 1963) and got to know Virginia when we moved to Union City, CA. We enjoyed visiting them especially at Christmas time as their home was so beautifully decorated and Virginia was such a gracious hostess. We also got to know Annie and Molly (sweet dog) . Annie could not have taken better care of either Dick or Virginia. Our most sincere condolences to all the family and close friends.
    Barbara & Dick Sullivan

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  7. I knew Virginia from the Tri Cities Women’s Club in Fremont. When I first met Virginia she was turning over the treasure material from TCWC to me. I was a little concerned that I could follow in her footsteps because several members had told me what a wonderful job she had done with our books. I did have to call her on several occasions for help, and she was extremely patient, kind, and helpful to me. I needed her leadership to guide me through and she was always there when needed. She introduced me to Anne, too, and she told me Anne could help me also. They were a great team and made me feel comfortable in doing my job. She was so generous in her giving support and love to TCWC members. She will be missed.

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