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Virginia Prieber, 84

| December 2, 2021 1:00 AM

Virginia Prieber, 84, passed away peacefully on Oct. 21, 2021, at the Boundary County Nursing Home.

Virginia was born July 13, 1936, in Baltimore, Md. At an early age, she helped care for her brothers and sisters as her mother, Blanche Willet, and father, Carl O. Belloff, worked. She enjoyed helping her grandmother, Amelia, with the garden, an interest she carried all her life.

She attended local schools, graduating from Western High School in February 1954. Later that year, she married Henry Prieber, whom she had known for many years. They had no children.

Virginia worked in area hospitals for 24 years as a medical technician in pathology, starting at the John Hopkins Hospital and the Wilber Eye Clinic and continuing with surgical work at various city hospitals.

After her divorce, Virginia wanted a challenge in life, so in 1979, she packed everything she owned into a 14-foot U-Haul and drove to North Idaho to stay with John Tesar.

Virginia loved the natural world, its animals, birds, the forest, the ocean and Round Prairie. She enjoyed sewing and spent countless hours hand-stitching quilts for every cat and every related family group and she also quilted old tops. She made rugs and wall hangings, dying the wool herself. She continued gardening, supplying vegetables for most of the year.

She will be missed by John and her precious cats.

No services are planned at this time. To leave a message or memory, go to www.bonnersferryfuneralhome.com. Bonners Ferry Funeral Home is caring for the family.

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