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Virginia Thorndike - May 10, 2014


Virginia Marie Thorndike, 92, of Santa Barbara, Calif., passed on quietly in her sleep on May 10, 2014.
She was born Oct. 23, 1921, the third of three children to Albert Edwin Lynn, and Karen Marie (Engaard) Lynn in Minden.
She graduated from Minden High School in 1940. She earned her bachelor’s degree at the University of Nebraska in communication arts in 1945 and was a member of the Kappa Delta sorority.
She married George A. Thorndike in 1946 and they lived in Cambridge before relocating to Santa Barbara, Calif., in 1957. Virginia and George were the proud recipients of a Santa Barbara News Press beautiful garden award.
See the July 2nd Courier for full obituary.