Virginia "Ruth" Tacquard passed away on June 2, 2015. She was born on Jan. 17, 1925, to James H. and Liley H. Johnson in El Centro, Calif. Virginia came here from Amarillo, Texas, in 1936.
Ruth married H.R. Tacquard on Jan. 1, 1943, and in 1945 they became the parents of Louise. They moved to Redondo Beach, Calif., in 1946, then in 1947 Jeanette was born, and in 1949 Richard completed her family. In 1963, the family moved back to Kingman.
Virginia attended elementary and high school in Kingman, was a microwave assembly person at Linton in California, taught people how to prepare foods, and made countless dresses for friends and family. Virginia lived in Kingman for 66 years and was apart of Kingman's First Baptist Church, Kingman Rebeakha Lodge No. 12, and the Lady's Auxiliary of the American Legion.
Virginia is survived by her sister, Joyce Covert of Kingman; a daughter, Jeanette Hunger of Kingman; son Richard (Maureen) Tacquard of Forest Lakes, Ariz.; and nieces Janice (Bill) Dysinger of Gresham, Ore., and JoAnn Bromley of Kingman. She is also survived by her granddaughters, Ruth (John) Carter of Las Vegas, Deborah Schluter of Troy, N.Y., Mariam (Jason) Hart of Kingman, Cynthia (Jason) Hatcher of Clinton, Ind., Susann (Kory) Lane of Alliance, Neb., and Lora (Ryan) Smith of the Republic of Georgia, Turkey; grandsons, James (Rachel) Dunham of Elko, Nev., Lance (Barbara) Tacquard of San Diego, John Tacquard of Yuma, and Allen Dunham of Kingman. She is also survived by 24 great grandchildren and 12 great-great grandchildren.
She is preceded in death by her parents, James and Liley; her husband, Horace "Roy" Tacquard; her daughter, Louise Dunham; granddaughter Sara Tacquard; and great granddaughters Shannon Smith and Paradise Vandeman.
There will be a viewing at First Baptist Church at 3120 Hualapai Mountain Road, Kingman, at 3 p.m. June 11, 2015. The burial will be at Mountain View Cemetery at 1301 N Stockton Hill Road, Kingman, at 4 p.m. on June 11, 2015.