Virginia Barrington Dean

Virginia Barrington Dean

Virginia Barrington Dean passed away peacefully on Jan. 8, 2018 at the age of 88. She was preceded in death by her husband, Clinton Dean Sr., her beloved grandparents: Travis and Fannie, her parents: Irvin and Fay and her brother, Irvin (Carol).

She will be dearly missed by her three sons: Clinton Jr. (Karon) of El Paso, Michael (Lorna) of Ft. Worth and Robert (Beverly) of San Antonio. She is also survived by seven grandchildren: Keithley Stanley (Christopher) of El Paso, Stephanie Smith (Jeff) of Dallas, Rob Frost Dean of Dallas, Patrick Dean of Austin, Erica Coffee of Ft. Worth, Mikell Jenkins (Scott) of Gilbert, Arizona and Jennifer Davis (Chad) of San Antonio. In addition, she enjoyed thirteen great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

Virginia moved to El Paso in 1945 where she attended Austin High School and Texas College of Mines. After meeting Clinton Sr. from the rival El Paso High School, they later married and she gained an enviable reputation for loving and caring for her family.

She participated in many civic and social organizations over the years and was a lifetime member of the Methodist church. Special friends such as Pat Lowenfield, Nita Kerr and Mary Carolyn DeGroat of El Paso served to enhance her life with joy and laughter. Above all, however, Virginia was a devoted, loving wife and supportive partner to her husband Clinton, to whom she was married for 65 years.

Thanks and gratitude to Virginia’s wonderful caregivers for many years… Patti and Suzanna, the Monte Vista Skilled Nursing area. To Hospice of El Paso, Center for Compassionate Care-West… Sophia, Ron, Valenti, Andrea, Manny and Dr. Barbara Reeves, and to Edward Lujan at Martin West for his caring service to the Dean family.

Donations and contributions in her honor can be sent to an organization of one’s choosing.

Arrangements were entrusted to Martin Funeral Home West, 128 N. Resler. A graveside funeral service was held at Memory Gardens of the Valley, 4900 McNutt, on Jan. 12 at 11 a.m. The service was conducted by Reverend Ron Thompson, treasured family friend and retired pastor of St. Clements Church in El Paso.