(originally posted Apr 3, 2006 by Leslie Pulliam)
Virginia E Schubert (Miriam Virginia Eisenlohr Schubert), 83, died peacefully on Thursday March 17th, 2006. She lived in Charleston, South Carolina for the last 16 years of her life. She and her husband, Bill, last lived at Bishop Gadsden on James Island. Virginia was born in Dallas, Texas on February 1, 1923. She grew up in Texas and Oklahoma City and graduated from the University of Oklahoma. She married William Schubert. They celebrated their 51st wedding anniversary before he died in 1999.
Virginia and Bill were willing to go where his work required and lived in many areas of the United States while raising their three children. They believed in the value of travel and experiencing other cultures. After retirement they remained committed to sharing their skills and were involved in service work in Zimbabwe, Russia and Charleston.
Virginia ably assisted her husband in his successful business ventures and their many community contributions. She was a tennis player extraordinaire well into her seventies and was a founder of Burke County Hospice and Palliative Care.
Virginia was the proud grandmother of five grandchildren and was an active part of their lives even at a distance. She believed in using her gifts and talents to better the lives of others and has left this legacy to her children. She was always ready to help where she could and shared her sense of humor with everyone she met. She will be deeply missed by many who knew her quick wit and courage.
The family will hold a private service at First Scots Presbyterian Church.
Memorials may be sent to:
Burke Hospice and Palliative Care
1721 Enon Road
Valdese, NC 28690
First (Scots) Presbyterian Church
(Haitian Education Fund)53 Meeting Street
Charleston, SC 29401