OBITUARY

Virginia Lee Bussard

January 22, 1934January 2, 2021
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Virginia Lee Bussard Aged 86 Resided in Granada Hills, California Died January 2, 2021, in Granada Hills, California, after a long battle with Dementia. Born January 22, 1934 Carroll, Iowa Parents – Donald Augustine and Cecelia Olberding Virginia was the only daughter out of six children. She loved her five brothers and was always proud of them. The Augustine children spent their early years on the family farm in Iowa. Virginia was a star basketball player in college, where she won several trophies. Virginia married Albert “Pete” Bussard on July 22, 1955 in Calinda, Iowa. They soon moved to Denver, Colorado, where their first daughter, Barbara, was born. Shortly thereafter, the family moved to California, where their second daughter, JoAnn, and two sons, Michael and Robert, were born. Virginia loved her job in the payroll department at L3 Communications, reluctantly retiring in 2001. Virginia loved watching sports on TV with Pete, often listening to a game on the radio at the same time. She also excelled at ping pong, beating many coworkers and family members. Virginia loved to travel and was able to see a lot of the world, including Hawaii, Alaska, the Mexican Riviera, England, Ireland, even Russia. She was a warm and loving grandmother. Virginia is survived by her daughters Barbara and JoAnn, her sons Michael and Robert, grandchildren Mark, Brittany, Christopher, Carolyn and Jennifer. She is also survived by four of her brothers, Gene, Jerry, David and Larry. She was predeceased by her loving husband Pete in 1998, and by her youngest brother James in 2019. One of Barbara’s favorite memories is from evenings watching TV. Her mom made popcorn in an old beat-up pan, and it was the best popcorn ever. They would all watch Gunsmoke and have popcorn and Pepsi. Virginia went to all of Barbara’s softball games, cheering and yelling, and filming the games with her camera. She never missed a game. She will be missed. A few of JoAnn's favorite memories was Mom baking skills. I remember the best cinnamon rolls she would make from scratch! These treats would not last long in our house as all of us would come running when they came out of the oven. She also made English Toffee during Christmas time. She was a wonderful baker, and she made a variety of special treats. We will always miss the quick-witted mother you were! I can still see you showing up dressed in your Cardinal red to our Dodger blue game night at home. You will be missed by us all. Mom, although you've left us, I will never forget all the wonderful times we've had. I especially remember when you would make beef jerky, and I would help you. I'll always remember the wonderful smells coming from the oven as it cooked all night long. Everyone was waiting for the morning to come so we could eat some. I also remember helping you in the kitchen a lot with cookies and cakes. Those are some good memories for me, and I really enjoyed helping you. Although you are gone, we will never forget you. We love you and miss you every day. Love your son Robert Services are scheduled for February 25, 2021, at Eternal Valley, Newhall, California. Visitation is scheduled for 1:00 p.m., Service at 2:00 p.m. and Graveside at 3:00 p.m. Due to the Covid19 Virus, there will be no reception at this time.

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    Thursday, February 25, 2021

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    Thursday, February 25, 2021

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    Thursday, February 25, 2021

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Barbara Bussard

February 24, 2021

Thank you for being a good mom. We will always Love and Miss you!!! I pray you are at PEACE !!!
Love always
Barb xoxoxoxxo

Jerry Augustine

February 18, 2021

I remember when Virginia went out for basketball her freshman year at St Charles. She said I’m going to make the team. I said if you do I will eat my cap. About a month later she came home from practice and told me, Go get your cap, you better start eating it! That was Virginia! God bless her!

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