Virginia Claire Underwood

August 5, 1932April 22, 2013

Underwood, Virginia Claire age 80 of Whitehall, Michigan died April 22, 2013. Virginia was born in Sharon Township, MI the daughter of Clare and Verena Marks. She was married to Alfred Underwood her beloved husband for over 59 years. After graduating at Michigan State University Virginia became a dedicated educator and principal for over 42 years; with her love for children she and Alfred became foster parents to special needs children. She taught Sunday school, loved being a church librarian, and was involved in C.E.F and was very missionary minded. Virginia was a longtime member of Faith Baptist Church. She was also an avid reader. Virginia leaves behind to cherish her memory, her husband; Alfred, children; Claire (Mark) Black, Rev. Curtis (Brenda) Underwood, Craig (Vergie) Underwood, and Cary (Natalie) Underwood, grandchildren; Aimee, Jessica, Joshua and Joel, great grandchildren; Ben, Kaeleb and Natalie, sisters; Shirley Beane, Trudie (Mike) Marks-Dooley, and Carol Snow, sister-in law; Denise McCormick and Joanne Randall, several nieces, nephews and many friends. Virginia also leaves behind her faithful companion and family pet Dusty. A funeral service will take place Friday, April 26, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. at Faith Baptist Church; 3593 Whitehall Rd Muskegon, MI 49445, burial will follow later at 3 p.m. at Sunrise Memorial Gardens. Visitation will take place at the church from 6 until 8 p.m. on Thursday and from 10:00 a.m. until time of service.


  • Visitation Thursday, April 25, 2013
  • Visitation Friday, April 26, 2013
  • Funeral Service Friday, April 26, 2013
  • Graveside Service Friday, April 26, 2013

Virginia Claire Underwood

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Marlene Downing

May 9, 2013

so sorry for you lost Alfred

May 2, 2013

Our sympathies are with the whole family at this time of sorrow. Love Betty and Don Harrison

Nate & Katherine Tobey

April 26, 2013

I personally didn't know her, but I do know the son she raised. By his example, I can tell she was a great mom. We are very sorry for your loss, Cary.

Mike and Vicki Vogelsong

April 26, 2013

Our deepest and sincerest condolences go out to your entire family. Your wife, sister, mother, and grandmother will be remembered always as a kind and friendly person. She was a true Christian.

Bill / Kim Wegman

April 25, 2013

We are so sorry for your loss, Cary and Natalie! Praying for you and your family!

Deb Skinner

April 25, 2013

My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. I loved her so much, I enjoyed seeing you two together in the clinic. I will miss her.

Deb & Mark Tenter

April 25, 2013

Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Wishing you peace to give you comfort, courage to face the days ahead, during this difficult time. Peace, Prayers, Blessings,

Timothy Wolffis

April 24, 2013

I went to school with Cary. I am wishing you all the deep comfort that only God can give at a time such as this. Your mom authored a great life story she will surely be rewarded in Christ!