Memorial Services for Virginia Lea McCullough 89 of Grants, New Mexico will be held on Wednesday-July 7, 2021-11:00 AM at the Temple of Peace Church in Milan, New Mexico. Burial will follow at the Grants Memorial Park.
Virginia Lea McCullough was born to Daniel C. and Lola Schafer on January 8, 1932, in Beaver County near Logan, OK. She passed from this earth on Friday, June 25, 2021 at 7:00 pm.
Virginia McCullough moved with her family from Oklahoma out of the dust bowl in the early 1930's to southwestern Colorado. Her parents were farmers and homesteaded hundreds of acres around Cortez, Colorado. She attended school in her early years in a one- room school house and was an excellent student. She graduated Cortez high school at 16 years of age. She married Donald William McCullough July 22, 1950. Virginia and Donald raised 5 children: Ladonna Podschun-Brown, Darryl McCullough, David McCullough, Kent McCullough and Kevin McCullough.
She is preceded in death by her parents, her husband Donald W. McCullough; her brothers, Art Schafer, Lloyd Schafer, and David Schafer; her sisters, Opal Parsons, Della Berlin, and Vivian Retherford; her daughter, LaDonna S. McCullough; and her grandchildren Christopher Podschun and Melody Podschun.
She is survived in death by her sister Velma Faye Jordan; her son Darryl McCullough, and his wife Anita; her son, David McCullough; her son, Kent McCullough, and his wife Carol; and her son Kevin McCullough. Her grandchildren, Gina Chavez and her husband Eddie; Tawnya Podschun; Rex Good and his wife Amanda; David Good and his wife Katie; Dale Good and his wife Kendra; Isaac McCullough; David McCullough, Jr. and his wife Grace; Traci Morerod and her husband Sam; Kristy McCullough; Darlena Hay and her husband Donald; Amanda Johnson and her husband Nathan; Sandee McCullough; Matthew McCullough and his wife Bailey; and numerous great- grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.
Virginia McCullough worked as a caretaker at Colorado State Home and Training School; a secretary at the Grants Police Department; a substitute teacher for the Grants/Cibola Schools; and a Realtor after passing the Realtor exam on her first try.
Most importantly, Virginia loved her Lord and served her Assembly of God church family in numerous different capacities. Finally, she became a member of the Pentecostal Church of God, Temple of Peace, where her son Darryl McCullough pastored, where she was a blessing to her church family who loved and respected her greatly.
She was a treasure that will be missed dearly, but, as it was with the Apostle Paul, she was ready for her departure into God's presence. Certainly, this is not farewell, but rather until we meet again!