On the seventh day God actually had a side project — see how much heart and spirit He could fit into a 5’2” woman. The result was an astounding success, Virginia Daley Anton. Ginny, or “Mom,” or “Grandmom,” filled our world with love, laughter and inspiration. Quick with a hug, first to dance, and always with an encouraging word and attentive ear, Ginny was the biggest cheerleader for her family and friends, as well as our light through the storms. In Orange, California on May 20, 2020, Ginny did not succumb to her decades-long fight with a weakening body, but embraced the moment to be with her beloved Creator.
Exemplary of her enduring love was the beautiful wife’s marriage of nearly 56 years to her devoted husband, Charles. The friendly banter shared between them provided many a smile and chuckle. Ginny was an amazing working mother, earning her nursing degree while taking care of two children, and subsequently flourishing as an orthopedic nurse. Accomplishments; however, do not tell the tale of this wonderful woman. It was the joy and energy put into each moment - like singing and dancing to the likes of Barry Manilow, cheering at sporting events for her children, zooming around Bermuda on mopeds with Charles, caring for her pet rabbit Rocket and feeding the backyard birds, endlessly doting on her grandchildren, and giving the ever-cherished, daily hugs. Since her birth on December 18, 1945 in Baltimore, Maryland, Ginny walked in the path of the Lord, and the strength of her faith carried her through the rougher times, including her last several years.
We dreamers have our ways
Of facing rainy days
And somehow we survive
We keep the feelings warm
Protect them from the storm
Until our time arrives
Then one day the sun appears
“I Made it Through the Rain” (Barry Manilow)
Ginny is predeceased by her daughter Tammy, and sister Nancy Daley. She is survived by her husband, Charles Anton, Jr., brother Edward Daley, daughter Trisha and her husband Michael Schildknecht, son Trey and his wife Debra, and grandchildren Caroline Anton, Erica Anton, Thomas Schildknecht, and Tristan Anton.
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