Virginia Cadorette

Virginia Cadorette

(“Ginny,” “Mrs. C,” “Mom”)

peacefully left this world and

entered into eternity early

June 9, 2015.

Those who love Virginia

are blessed to know she is

now free, forgiven, healthy,

restored and at peace with

her Savior, Jesus Christ, and

her God and all those she

loved who have gone before

her. Virginia, the first-born of

Mary Ann (Nedeau) Cabana

and Eugene Henry Cabana,

was birthed at home in

Detroit, Michigan.

In 1946, while working as

a cashier for J. L. Hudson’s,

she met and married Richard

(Dick) Edward Cadorette.

In the course of time the

happy couple had 3 children,

Kathleen Louise, Linda Lee

and Richard Eugene (“Skip”).

For Virginia home and

family were the source and

center of all good things. As

a newlywed her goal was to

be the best wife any husband

ever had to the point of

ironing Dad’s underwear and

competing with neighbors

for the shiniest kitchen floor.

She was creative, possessed

endless energy, kept a

beautiful home and garden,

and prepared lovely meals for

her family-often, it seemed,

out of nothing.

In 1952 the Cadorette

family moved from Detroit,

Michigan to Long Beach

California. In 1961 they

settled in California’s San

Fernando Valley. Then in

December of ’69, in an effort

to escape the “rat race” of

Southern California, they

moved to Port Townsend,

which, to Virginia, was

a bit of Heaven on Earth.

(Coming around the curve

of Simms Way with the

view of Admiralty Inlet and

the town’s waterfront below

always elicited a contented

sigh from her.)

When Skip left for

college in ’79, Virginia and

Dick moved to Marysville,

WA to be closer to family.

They were elated to return

to Port Townsend in 2000 as

their son became pastor of

First Baptist Church. It was

at First Baptist Church in

1970 that Virginia [& Dick]

encountered God in a real and

life-changing way, and gave

her life to the service of her

Lord, Jesus Christ. Virginia

loved children and gave

herself many opportunities

to teach, mentor, and be

available to young people.

In the course of her life she

was a Brownie Troop Leader,

a teacher’s aid, a pre-school

teacher (later opening her

own MarGin Preschool)

and a beloved Sunday

school teacher. Throughout

the 70s she hosted youth

Bible studies in her home

and was a founding parent

behind B.U.R.F., a grassroots

gathering for Christian youth

from PT churches. Even in

her later years she was still

teaching Sunday school and

volunteering in classrooms at

Grant Street School.

Virginia also had a special

love for her grandchildren,

family gatherings and all

her little dogs. Dick’s death

in December of 2013 was

devastating for Virginia. And

though she continued on, her

desire was to “go home and

be with Dad.” We are glad

for that reunion, glad she

is renewed and restored, a

poster child for the Kingdom

of God resplendent in

righteousness, peace and joy.

Virginia is survived by

her children Kathleen Louise

(Cadorette) Siegfried and

family, Linda Lee (Cadorette)

Dennis and family and

Richard “Skip” Cadorette

and family. She was blessed

by many grandchildren,

great-grandchildren and

great-great grandchildren.

Virginia is also survived

by a dear Sister-in-Law,

Montez Cabana, and niece

Cheryl (Cabana) Fordham

and family and also her

church family at First Baptist

Church of Port Townsend.

The family would

like to deeply thank the

staff at Jefferson County

Hospital who lovingly

served our Mom and our

family through this difficult

time. She received quality,

compassionate, and loving

care from the physicians and

staff. We were/are amazed

at their sacrificial service to

the greater Port Townsend

community. First Baptist

Church will host an informal

gathering to honor Virginia

Sunday, July 19, 3:00pm

[1202 Lawrence St. in the

Fellowship Hall].

In lieu of flowers,

donations ‘in memory of

Virginia” may be sent to

Port Townsend First Baptist

Church at 1202 Lawrence St

Port Townsend WA, 98368

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