In Loving Memory of Virginia Paige Peters, who passed away Sunday July 17, 2022 surrounded by family at her home in Belington, WV at the age of 88. Born in Sperryville, VA on April 9, 1934, Paige was the last surviving member of 12 children born to Arthur Dalton and Julia Marie Moyer. As a girl she enjoyed dancing, singing, and playing basketball. After moving to the Washington, DC area with her husband William H. Peters, she raised a family, worked in the private and public sectors, and was the first in her family to achieve a college degree. A keen supporter of the arts, in later years she was director of the Jerome Art Center in Jerome, AZ and the Torpedo Factory in Alexandria, VA. A master gardener, Paige spent her retirement designing and planting gardens, volunteering, and traveling to “far away places with strange sounding names”. Her kindness and gentle spirit touched all those whom she met. She is survived by her three children; Pamela, Patricia, and William, as well as her grandson Keith, who would like offer their heartfelt thanks to Ted, Curt, and Antje who opened their hearts and homes to Paige in her final years. No services are planned but the family invites all those who knew Paige and whose loves she touched to donate to the charity of their choice in her name. Our family especially would like to recognize the services from Mountain Hospice, which were thoughtful and so helpful to us all during this journey.
Most importantly, Joann, her aide, who clearly became a trusted confidant, friend, and her primary caregiver at times, and a friend to our family, much appreciation, and affection. Without her, Paige’s quality of life would not at all have been so well in this last year. Thank you Joanne.
Your sincerity made a clear difference in all our lives.