Virginia Lindblad

Virginia Lindblad

Sunday, September 24th, 1922 - Tuesday, May 5th, 2020
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Virginia May Lindblad, 97, of Windsor, passed away May 5, 2020, at Columbine Commons. She was born September 24, 1922, to Chauncey William and Sarah Edith (Snider) Rice at their home in the Bracewell area.

She was Valedictorian at Bracewell School and graduated as the Salutatorian from Windsor High School in 1939. She went on to study at Colorado Teachers College (UNC), where she earned her B.A. degree in English, with minors in Latin and P.E. She taught for two years in Center, CO, and one year in Powell, WY, before returning to Colorado where she met Gustaf Leonard Lindblad on a blind date arranged by her sister. They were married at the Windsor United Methodist Church on April 9, 1947. She later earned her master’s degree from UNC in English Literature.

She was a homemaker and added stay-at-home mother to her duties until her younger daughter started kindergarten, when Virginia resumed her teaching career. She taught English and Journalism at Windsor High School for 20 years and was yearbook and school newspaper advisor. She was also the theatre director for several productions at the high school. She retired from teaching in 1983. Through the years, many of her students have expressed appreciation for how her teaching had made an influence in their lives.

Virginia loved to travel. It was a core part of her entire life, from the family mountain camping trips, to her ventures to international locales. She enjoyed weekend trips with her family in their small travel trailer and trail-riding with her motorcycle group. She loved the mountains, especially some of her favorite camping spots in the Poudre Canyon. Her travels with her group of close friends nicknamed the “Lin-Jos” included ventures to Sweden and Canada. She continued her travel adventures internationally after her retirement and was fortunate to have visited 39 different countries.

She loved to hike, ballroom dance, bake, bird-watch, and play bridge. She was generous to many throughout her life, including family and close friends. She was often the first to volunteer to help those in distress.
Virginia was an 88-year member of the Windsor United Methodist Church, a 55-year member of Chapter U, PEO, and a 50-plus year member of the Order of the Eastern Star. She was a two-time Worthy Matron of Columbia Chapter #16 in Windsor and became a 50-year Star member after the Windsor chapter merged with Garden City #3, OES, in Greeley. She was a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR), Severance Progressive Club, and she was very active in the United Methodist Women and the Yo-Ads groups at church.

She enjoyed reading and teaching Shakespeare. She wrote several biographies and assisted many with editing of published books, including her sister’s publications of the histories of Windsor and Severance.

Those thankful to have shared her life include her daughters, Connie Hill and Sandy (John) Lee; three grandchildren, Casey Hill, Matthew and Lucas Lee; and many nieces, nephews, and their families.
She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, sister Mary Alice Lindblad, and a granddaughter, Lynde Hill.

Visitation will be held from 1-5 p.m. Tuesday, May 12, at Adamson, observing facemasks and social distancing. Family graveside services will be at Lakeview Cemetery, Windsor. A public Life Celebration will be announced at a later date.

Memorial gifts may be made to the “Windsor United Methodist Church” or the “Weld County Humane Society” in care of Adamson, 2000 47th Ave., Greeley, CO, 80634. Friends may leave condolences at
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  • Visitation

    Tuesday, May 12th, 2020 | 1:00pm - 5:00pm
    Tuesday, May 12th, 2020 1:00pm - 5:00pm
    Adamson Celebration Center
    2000 47th Avenue
    Greeley, Colorado 80634
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  • Service

    Wednesday, May 13th, 2020 |
    Wednesday, May 13th, 2020
    Lakeview Cemetery
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  • Interment

    Wednesday, May 13th, 2020 |
    Wednesday, May 13th, 2020
    Lakeview Cemetery
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Ethel Condon

Posted at 11:14pm
What a great, fun teacher and yearbook advisor Mrs. Lindblad was for me! Her sense of humor comes to mind. When I decided to call her "teach" instead of teacher, she called me "pup"(pronounced with a long "u" sound) instead of pupil. Her love of teaching literature came through even when Shakespeare seemed puzzling.
My heartfelt condolences to the family, but know that she lives on through not only you but also the countless students that she touched during her years at WHS.
Ethel (Bechthold) Condon

Brenda Holland

Posted at 09:11am
Virginia was one of my favorite teachers. I learned to like Shakespeare and poetry because of her.
Her smile always brighten up a room. She was a wonderful caring teacher.
God is with you in your time of loss. Closer than a falling tear. He's ever present and ever near.
Hope it comforts you to realize that God is with you every moment along with all the thoughts
and prayers of everyone who cares about your family.
You have my deepest sympathy.
Brenda (Lucero) Holland

LuAnn Piccard

Posted at 12:03pm
Aunt Virginia always had a smile and her gentle laugh is imprinted in my memory. She was generous, kind and humble. So many accomplishments but always in service to others. She made her community a wonderful, welcoming place and touched so many lives. She was the ripple in our pond.

Lorri Souther

Posted at 08:32am
I remember your mom when she would come pick Casey up from my child care. She was always so kind and we would visit about teaching, my mom was a teacher too.
I am sorry for you loss and I hope you and your family get through this time of sorrow by finding the joy in memories of your mom.
Lorri Souther

Loren Helzer

Posted at 11:27am
My dearest sympathies to the Lindblad family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Loren and Cheri Helzer

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