December 7, 1930 – July 16, 2021
Virginia Lee Nordman was born to John E and Celia (Parker) Sandquist on December 7, 1930 in Port Angeles, Washington. She graduated from Forks High School in 1949, attending Whitman College and the College of Puget Sound. On September 7, 1952, she married her high school sweetheart, Arvid Nordman. She then continued her education at Washington State College, graduating with Arvid in 1953.
Virginia and Arvid moved to Moclips, WA, where they began their family. They lived in Moclips until 1967, spent five years in Seattle, returning to Grays Harbor in 1972. Their final move was to Thurston County to be closer to their daughters’ families, however she always called the beach her home.
Virginia had a varied work history, fully retiring from Black Hills Pathology in 1994. She was a member of Westminster Presbyterian Church in Olympia, a charter member of Chapel by the Sea in Moclips, and a board member of the Museum of the North Beach.
Virginia was an avid reader and loved participating in book clubs. Her faith in God was absolute and she had a special connection with her Bible Study group. Her greatest joy, however, was her family. She loved being surrounded by family members - whether traveling with her girls or meeting her newest great grandchild. It was never the wrong time for a white chocolate mocha.
She is survived by her three daughters, Christine Murphy (Bob) of Spokane, Lisa Midles of Olympia, and Lorna Linden (Tom) of Tumwater, nine grandchildren, and twelve great grandchildren. She is predeceased by her husband, Arvid M. Nordman, her parents, her brother, Robert L Sandquist, and one grandchild, Colleen Murphy
In lieu of flowers, Virginia’s family requests that donations be made to the Museum of the North Beach, P.O. Box 231, Moclips, Wa 98562
Celebration of Life (Facial masks are required at service)
Saturday, July 31, 2021
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July 24, 2021
Virginia was a lady, as a young girl I looked up to her,admired her and liked spending time with her children when I babysat. She and Arvid were always kind and warm, no matter how much time went by when we saw each other it was great. Virginia we will miss knowing you are here.
July 24, 2021
MY FIRST MEMORY OF VIRINIA WAS IN 1958. MY HUSBAND AND I AND DAUGHTER, KAREN, MOVED TO MOCLIPS. MY HUSBAND WAS BEGINNING A 30 YEAR SPAN AS AN EDUCATOR THERE. VIRGINIA WAS A VERY SWEET, OPEN, FRIENDLY PERSON IMMEDIATLY. LISA AND KAREN WERE THE SAME AGE AND ALL THE GIRLS WERE FRIENDS. . WE REMAINED FRIENDS THROUGH THE YEARS IN ABERDEEN, AND TO SEATTLE -WHERE WE KEPT IN TOUCH. WE HAD MANY GOOD MEMORIES AND LOTS OF HUMOR. SHE WAS SPECIAL AND PRECIOUS PERSON- ALWAYS REMEMBERED.
July 23, 2021
Hi, some of y'all may not know me, but I am the god daughter of Mrs. Nordman, and daughter of Lessie R. Dickinson. My memory of Mrs. Nordman was when my mom would talked me and my brother (Anthony) to visit her in Ocean Shores. She and Mr. Nordman had just built their house (BTW I loved the glass dome shaped roof) and we would stay at her home, spending the nights there. I remember her kindness and smiles. She always welcomed us and would have endless conversations with mom! (I always loved Mr. Nordman's tabbaco pipe, the sweet smell of peppermint and tabbaco always filled the air). RIH Mrs. Nordman. I believe you lived a full filled life and indeed a blessed one!
July 22, 2021
WILL MISS ALL THE PHONE TALKS WE HAVE HAD THE LAST 10 YEARS. YOU WERE ALWAYS THERE FOR ME. WISH I COULD HAVE GOT OUT THERE TO SEE YOU AFTER DAD HAD PASSED AWAY. I WILL MISS YOU VERY MUCH. YOU WELL ALWAY BE IN MY HEART. LOVE PATRICIA.