Virginia Isabelle Fitzgerald died peacefully July 20 in Redding. She was 90.

She will be buried at the Weaverville Cemetery. Private family services will be held at a later date.

Mrs. Fitzgerald was born Jan. 26, 1918, in Spokane, Wash. She worked as a licensed vocational nurse at Sequoia Hospital in Redwood City before moving to Weaverville (her Shangri-La) in 1970 and working at Trinity Hospital until she retired in 1980.

She was deeply loved and will be missed by all, and like “old blue eyes” she did it her way.

Mrs. Fitzgerald is survived by daughter and son-in-law, Colleen and Steve Ryberg of Junction City, and their children Eric, Ziah, Johaan and Rochelle; daughter, Dr. Lynn Nelson of Chicago and her daughters Sheri and Colleen; daughter and son-in-law, Terrie and Larry Collins of Lake Wildwood and their children Larry, Todd and wife Juliet, Chris and wife Elizabeth, and Dan; daughter and son-in-law, Carol Burns and Bill Sheridan and Carol’s children Erin, Dean, Patrea and Daryl; 19 great-grandchildren and one great-great-granddaughter.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Roy.

Mrs. Fitzgerald loved all animals, including the bears and mountain lions living in her back yard. Memorial contributions may be made to Trinity Wildlife Survivor Center, 64505 State Highway 299, Lewiston, CA 96052.

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