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Virginia Padigimus

April 25, 1921 — January 22, 2018

Virginia Gwendolyn Dunning Padigimus, 96, of Evanston, Wyoming, Idaho passed away Monday, January 22, 2018 at her son, Herb's home in Blackfoot, Idaho with her family by her side.

She was born April 25, 1921 in Evanston, Wyoming the daughter of Herbert W. Dunning and Edith Parkinson.

She attended school in Evanston graduating from Evanston High School in 1940.

On January 11, 1945, she married Stanley Bernard Padigimus in Evanston, Wyoming and were later sealed for time and eternity in the Ogden LDS Temple. He preceded her in death on April 25, 2008.

She enjoyed coloring, crocheting, word searches, reading, dancing, puzzles of any kind, little children and teaching primary. She was an excellent cook known for her homemade cookies.

Virginia served as the president for the Ladies VFW.

She is survived by her children, Stanley B. Padigimus of Vernal, Utah, Allen (Chris) Padigimus of Roberts, Idaho and Herbert C. (Jody) Padigimus of Blackfoot; son-in-law, Steve Mellor of Rexburg, Idaho; 23 grandchildren and 50 great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Stanley Padigimus, Sr., parents Herbert Dunning and Edith Parkinson; daughter, Edie Mellor; granddaughter, Melody Mellor; great grandson, Nathan Padigimus; and siblings, Herbert W., Salina, Josephine, Enoch and Genavive Dunning.

A funeral service will be held at 11:00 am Saturday January 27, 2018 at the Riverside LDS Church, 7 North 700 West, Blackfoot, Idaho. Family with gather for a visitation prior to the services at the church from 9:30-10:45 am at the church.

Interment will be in the Evanston Wyoming City Cemetery, 526 County Rd, Evanston, WY on Monday January 29, 2018 at 1:00 pm.

Condolences maybe sent to the family at and flowers may be sent or delivered to the family at the Hawker Funeral Home, 132 South Shilling Ave. Blackfoot, Idaho 83221.

To order memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of Virginia Padigimus, please visit our flower store.

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Saturday, January 27, 2018

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