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Virginia Lee Garrison Buxton
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Birth: Feb. 14, 1924
Plymouth
Wayne County
Michigan, USA
Death: Aug. 8, 2007
Livonia
Wayne County
Michigan, USA

Virginia Lee Garrison was born on Valentines Day 1924 to Thomas and Pearl Garrison (née Robinson). She was raised during the depression in Plymouth Michigan. She had a fairly happy childhood: amongst her 6 siblings and various assorted family pets: including dogs, rabbits and chickens ( her favorite being a bantam rooster). She graduated from Plymouth High School in 1942 among the top of her class and where she was captain of the volleyball team, she was also class Vice-President. After high school Virginia was a "Rosie Riveter" for the Ford Willow Run Airport Plant. On May 24,1944 she enlisted for the Marines. After boot camp in Camp Lejeuine NC she was stationed in El Toro California where she was a bookkeeper. She loved to tell tales of "hitch-hiking" on military planes for trips home on leave. After the war she acquired a pilots license flying planes and also took fencing and shorthand lessons. She met (thru an introduction by her roommate Grace Buxton) and fell in love with William "Bill" Buxton and was married on Nov. 14 1949 in Plymouth Michigan. Virginia had 5 children in 8 years while working at various accounting jobs. In 1965 she lost her beloved husband Bill. In 1966 she landed a job at the Livonia Post Office where she worked until her retirement in 1986. Favorite hobbies included card playing, traveling,crossword puzzles, and a life long love of reading (mysteries were a favorite). She passed away on Aug 8 2007: one day shy of the 42nd anniversary of her husband Bill's passing. She leaves behind 5 children and 8 grandchildren.


 
 
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 Parents:
  David Thomas Garrison (1890 - 1954)
  Pearl Mattalee Robinson Garrison (1889 - 1955)
 
 Spouse:
  William Franklin Buxton (1915 - 1965)
 
 Children:
  Carol Lee Buxton Satchwell (1956 - 2015)*
 
 Siblings:
  Maurine Gwendolyn Garrison Smith (1912 - 1968)*
  Ruth Elizabeth Garrison Williams (1914 - 1974)*
  David Thomas Garrison (1918 - 1993)*
  June Mattalee Garrison Evans (1922 - 1988)*
  Virginia Lee Garrison Buxton (1924 - 2007)
  Franklin Roy Garrison (1927 - 1976)*
  John Albert Garrison (1929 - 1983)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Inscription:
PFC US Marine Corps WW II
 
Burial:
Riverside Cemetery
Plymouth
Wayne County
Michigan, USA
Plot: Block A
 
Maintained by: Linda Greene
Originally Created by: Honoring our ancestors
Record added: Sep 29, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 59394906
Virginia Lee <i>Garrison</i> Buxton
Added by: Honoring our ancestors
 
Virginia Lee <i>Garrison</i> Buxton
Added by: Linda Greene
 
Virginia Lee <i>Garrison</i> Buxton
Added by: Linda Greene
 
 
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- Linda Greene
 Added: Mar. 8, 2012

- Honoring our ancestors
 Added: Sep. 29, 2010
 
 
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