Born the first baby of the New Year on Jan. 1, 1959 in Reno Nevada, Virginia Marie Volz was the second child of proud parents Raymond and Maria Volz. She died unexpectedly on Nov. 27, 2017 from a massive cardiac arrest while working as a manager at Buzz Liquor Store located on the Key Peninsula.
Volz grew up in Germany where her father was stationed for nearly 15 years. She was well traveled throughout Europe. The family relocated to Seattle in 1973. Volz went on to study at the University of Washington and earned her Bachelor of Science in Horticulture from the University of Texas.
Before relocating to the Key Peninsula in May of 2015, Volz was employed as a hotel manager in Leavenworth, Wash.
Volz worked at Bayside Animal Lodge for a year and was an avid animal lover. Her Dog Schnulli was the love of her life. She adored the Key Peninsula, found beauty all around it and made many friends who will miss her.
Volz was preceded in death by both her parents and is survived by her sister, Sylvia Knopp, her dog Schnulli and two estranged sons.
A celebration of Virginia’s life will be held on Jan. 27, from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. at Waypoint Church located at 12719 134th Avenue KPN, Gig Harbor. In lieu of flowers, her sister requests that donations be made in her name to the Pierce or Kitsap County Animal Shelter.