Emily Vir­ginia Stur­di­vant

The Island Packet (Sunday) - - Obituaries -

Emily Vir­ginia Stur­di­vant left this earth Novem­ber 13, 2018, af­ter liv­ing and lov­ing a life that be­gan in Mi­ami, Ari­zona, in 1922. Vir­ginia was born to Gertrude and Daniel E. Molina, Sr. and was the younger sis­ter of Daniel E. Molina, Jr. She leaves be­hind her son Ge­orge Stur­di­vant, grand­son Cory Stur­di­vant, both of Florida. In ad­di­tion she leaves be­hind nieces, neph­ews, cousins and a plethora of folks who all mourn the loss of this pre­cious

p woman. Our fam­ily would be re­miss if we didn’t thank her Pruitt Hos­pice team mem­bers of Linda, Neil, and Rachelle who lov­ingly guided us on this end of life jour­ney.

Hers was a life well and fully lived. Vir­ginia had deep love for her friends and fam­ily and we all keenly knew it. Her in­ter­ests ranged from the in­tri­ca­cies of na­ture to avi­a­tion to the mu­sic of San­tana, Young, and Si­na­tra. If you were blessed to be one of her beloved, you might be with her watch­ing the hang glid­ers off Tor­rey Pines while eat­ing a hot dog, fol­low­ing the lead­ers at a PGA tour event, or mar­veling at her abil­ity to nav­i­gate NYC on her way to lunch and a show well into her 80’s. She was a life­long golfer, golf fan and an­i­mal lover. Vir­ginia is hor­ri­bly missed by the mem­bers of Ped­die Golf Club and es­pe­cially by the gals who all cel­e­brate golf and each other at the “Last Hur­rah” post golf season.

Much could be told about Vir­ginia in­clud­ing work­ing for the in­ven­tor of WD-40, Con­vair air­craft man­u­fac­tur­ing, Dr. Geisel Seuss, and be­ing over­seas af­ter WWII with her first hus­band, USAAF Cap­tain Ernest McAnulty un­til his un­timely death in Ok­i­nawa, Ja­pan, in 1949. But what is clos­est in our memo- ries are her trav­els af­ter WWII and her mar­riage to ship Cap­tain Roy T. Stur­di­vant (d. 2014) for over 60 years. To­gether they con­tin­ued to have ad­ven­tures while travers­ing the coun­try from Ran­cho Bernardo, CA, to Hight­stown, NJ, al­ways ac­com­pa­nied by a big dog in the back seat.

If you were not for­tu­nate enough to have known this unique, lov­ing, and vi­brant woman, we are sorry. For those of us who have had the honor, let us con­tinue her legacy by be­ing quick with a smile and deep with our love.

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