Virginia June Homan, much-loved wife, mother, sister and daughter, passed away peacefully on May 21, 2012. She leaves behind to mourn her loss her husband of 62 years, Robert, their three children, Paula Homan (Joe Gose), Bradley Homan (Moto), and Shelley McClellan (Tom), and grandchildren Daniel McClellan and Heather McClellan.
Born in Stockton, California June 29, 1928 her early life was marked by the blossoming of her many talents. She loved music and had a beautiful voice, singing with her sister, Ramona, on local radio shows. She played swing and dance music on the piano while her parents, Charles John and Sophia Spino danced. Virginia pursued her study of the piano throughout her life and just before she passed away performed for her friends at the rehabilitation center where she was staying. She also starred in the leading role in the school play.
Virginia was an outstanding student who excelled academically and graduated from Stockton High at age 16. She graduated in 1949 from U.C. Berkeley and spent a postgraduate year at Cal earning her teaching credential and meeting her future husband Bob. She pursued her master's degree at Cal State Long Beach.
Virginia spent much of her teaching career at Pier Avenue Middle school in Hermosa Beach, Ca. After retiring from teaching she and Bob traveled extensively visiting over 60 countries and every continent except Antarctica.
Virginia was deeply loved and a most wonderful wife and mother. Her cooking skills were legendary. She and her family became residents of Manhattan Beach in 1953 where she enjoyed an active community and social life. She was president of the local chapter of the American Association of University Women, was a leader of the Alumni Scholarship Committee for West Los Angeles County and on the Board of Directors of the South Bay Chapter of the U.C. Berkeley Alumni Association. She participated in the many activities associated with the Manhattan Beach Community Church and strongly supported the High Hopes Head Injury Foundation.
To honor her life there will be a memorial service 11:00 AM Saturday June 23, 2012 at the Manhattan Beach Community Church, 303 S. Peck Ave., Manhattan Beach, Ca. You are warmly invited to join us in the Assembly Hall immediately after the services for a light lunch and to continue the celebration of Virginia's life.