Virginia Louise Muir: 1937-2022


Virginia Louise Muir passed away peacefully in Silverdale, Washington, on Feb. 14, 2022, at the age of 84. Virginia Louise Davis was born in Chehalis, Washington, on Dec. 4, 1937, to Malvin Lynd Davis and Jessie Iola Garvin-Davis. She grew up in Centralia and graduated from Centralia High School in 1956.

Virginia worked at Hunter House in Centralia. She met and married Earl Eldon Muir in July 1959 and they moved to Oregon, where Earl ran a sawmill. They returned to the Chehalis/Centralia area and in 1979 moved to Prince of Wales Island, Alaska. They stayed in southeast Alaska, the Ketchikan area, until 1984. They returned to Centralia and lived there until Earl’s death in 1990. Later, Virginia moved to Sumner, Washington, to be close to her late sister, Linda Hawley, and her sister, Shirley Morgan. In 2017, Virginia moved to Kitsap County to live closer to her daughters.

In 1963, Virginia was misdiagnosed with multiple sclerosis that was later determined to be an unknown neurological disorder. Although she was crippled and legally blind, this did not stop her. Virginia loved to attend church and was a faithful Christian. Virginia enjoyed bingo and loved spending time with her 10 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. She enjoyed shopping and going out to eat with her sister-in-law, Norma Davis-Dean. She and her sisters, Linda and Shirley, would take trips to the beach and Eastern Washington.

Virginia is preceded in death by her parents, Malvin and Jessie Davis, her husband, Earl, her brother, Norman Davis, her sister, Linda Davis-Hawley, and her grandson, Christopher Muir. Virginia is survived by her sister Shirley (Davis) Morgan, Sumner, Washington; her sister-in-law Norma (King) Davis-Dean, Centralia; her son Michael (Diana) Muir, Rochester; daughter Michelle (Timothy) Mooney, Nantucket, Massachusetts; daughter Erin (Terence) Holerud, Grayland, Washington; daughter Julie Muir, Port Orchard, Washington; her grandchildren, Shawn, Scott, Samantha Mooney, Massachusetts, Robert and Donald Muir, Washington, Sarah Webster and Ashley McDonald, Washington, and Dylan and Landon, Ruth, Washington; and her great-grandchildren, Alex, Marley, James, Ana, Huck, Madison, Jace and Oliver, along with numerous nephews, nieces and cousins.

Virginia will be sorely missed by all who knew and loved her. A celebration of life will be held at 11: 30 a.m. April 23, 2022, at Centralia Square Grand Ballroom Hotel located at 202 Centralia College Blvd., Centralia, Washington. Arrangements were made by Scanlin Funeral Home, University Place, Washington. She will be laid to rest in a private ceremony at Claquato Cemetery in Chehalis, next to her family. Flowers will be accepted at the celebration of life or memorial contributions may be made to the Multiple Sclerosis Society or The March of Dimes Foundation in her name.