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Virginia Van Winkle
Virginia Van Winkle died on Feb. 21, 2013. She was the daughter of Hugh and Eula Routh of Belfry.
Virginia was born in Belfry and graduated from Belfry school. She married George Van Winkle of Bridger and settled in Seattle where they raised two daughters, Ganet Burr of Ventura, Calif., and Marly Hunziker of Federal Way, Wash.
After her daughters were grown she entered the University of Washington and earned a degree in education. She substituted for schools and taught private piano lessons. She owned property in Cooke City, which she divided between her daughters. Summers were spent in Cooke City.
She was preceded in death by her husband, and her sister Betty Yount and her brother Hugh Routh, Jr. She is survived by her daughters and ne brother, Richard Routh of Las Vegas. Virginia will be interred n the Belfry Cemetery.