Viola Rinckwitz Wilbur

July 15, 1926May 11, 2014

WILBUR, Viola Rinckwitz, a longtime resident of Bon Air, died Sunday, May 11, 2014, at her home after a long battle with pancreatic cancer. A native of Miami, Fla., Mrs. Wilbur moved with her family to Virginia as a young child. She was preceded in death by her parents, Herbert and Josephine Rinckwitz of Richmond. She is survived by her husband of more than 60 years, George W. Wilbur. Mrs. Wilbur was a graduate of Thomas Jefferson High School. She attended Richmond Professional Institute, which subsequently became Virginia Commonwealth University. She was an administrative employee for more than 40 years at the McGuire Veterans’ Hospital in Richmond. Over the years she served as a volunteer in the St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church gift shop, served meals to the homeless at Grace and Holy Trinity Episcopal Church and participated as a volunteer at the St. Paul’s Lenten Luncheons. Near the end of World War II, Mrs. Wilbur was a volunteer driver for the American Red Cross. At home, she was an avid cook and gardener. The Wilbur’s Bon Air home, “Hectare,” was the site of numerous garden tours. Mrs. Wilbur shared her husband’s love for travel and together they visited more than 80 countries worldwide. Her remains rest at the Huguenot Chapel of Woody Funeral Home, 1020 Huguenot Road, where the family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday (today). Graveside services will be held 11 a.m. Wednesday at Riverview Cemetery with a memorial service to follow at the Huguenot Chapel of Woody Funeral Home at 12 noon Wednesday. Online condolences to


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Bonnie Geiger

May 18, 2014

George, I heard about Viola at St. Stephen's today...I am so sorry for your
loss. I have such lovely memories of fun things we did...remember the trip up to horse country? I still have the little plaque ("I wasn't born in Virginia, but I got here as fast as I could")that she gave's hanging in my foyer. Please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers and bless you and Viola for some wonderful memories!

Bud Hazelgrove, GM

May 15, 2014

Please accept Woody staff condolences for your loss. You can depend on us to assist you on this journey and we will strive for your complete satisfaction while your loved one is in our care. We believe you deserve nothing less. For these difficult days, we will be honored to have you consider our home and family a part of yours.