• Virginia Hoskins

    October 1, 2017
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    Mom loved Sundays and fittingly, she left this world on Sunday, October 1, 2017.

    Virginia G. Hoskins died peacefully at home in Hot Springs Village, AR at the age

    of 92 after a long journey with dementia. Told by a doctor at a young age she

    might not live past age 16 due to the effects of scarlet fever, she was always so

    grateful to have outlived that prediction!

    Her early life was spent in southern Louisiana. In 1950 she and two of her sisters

    joined the USAF as some of the first WAF (Women in Air Force). She traveled

    extensively in Europe and had many exciting adventures gaining exclusive ‘cosmic

    top-secret clearance’. She told tales of intrigue and close-calls as courier in postwar

    Germany and also while working the Top-Secret vault at the US Pentagon

    building. In 92 years she never divulged any secrets. In fact, we are fairly certain

    she never told even a little white lie in her lifetime, for that would be dishonest.

    Her interests included visiting with people from all walks of life, genealogy, DAR,

    angels, reading, painting, writing, photography, traveling the world, gardening and

    music. She was an adventurer! Widowed at an early age, with three very young

    daughters to support, she always provided and remained an eternal optimist. She

    retired from civil service KAFB Hurricane Hunter division. Virginia is survived by

    daughters Janine Hoskins, Alicia Hoskins and Brenda MacKay (David), four grandchildren,

    two great-grandchildren and three siblings.

    Per her request, no public service is planned. In lieu of flowers, please consider

    donating to a veterans support organization. With her characteristically wry humor,

    when asked what she wanted for her epitaph she said, just put ‘see you later

    alligator’.

    She had a lifelong faith in God and expressed a strong curiosity about the

    hereafter. So…Mom, now you know.

    Arrangements have been entrusted to CedarVale – The Hot Springs Village Funeral Home

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    oh janine,alicia,brenda,,,soooo sorry,,,mama was a great strong willed woman,, A hoot,,,,hugs,,,,,,,

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    The time I spent with your mom was a honor , I really enjoyed our talkes and what a wonderful sense of humor she had ..the Lord only takes the best and your Mom was that ... janet

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    Miss Virginia, It is an honor to have befriended your amazing daughter and husband, Brenda and Dave Mackay. Your daughter's good character and moral disposition speak to your good honor. Rest in peace, and as you would say, "After while, crocodile!" My Best to the whole family and God Speed in celebrating her life.

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    Caregiver and friend.

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