Virginia Margaret Forsyth Vint

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Full Name: Virginia Margaret Forsyth Vint
Location: Section:Statesman's Meadow, Section 1 (E)
Row:L  Number:27
Reason for Eligibility: Wife of Edward Lee Vint 
Birth Date: May 12, 1917 
Died: January 16, 2002 
Burial Date: January 19, 2002 

VINT, VIRGINIA FORSYTH (1917 ~ 2002). The following is a family-provided obituary for Virginia Forsyth Vint, spouse of former Texas House of Representatives Member Edward Lee Vint. It was published in an unknown newspaper.

"Virginia Forsyth Vint, 84, formerly a resident of Dallas, died Wednesday, January 16, 2002, in Wimberley, Texas. A devoted wife, mother, and friend to many, her life was an example of spiritual fullness and determination.

Born May 12, 1917, to the marriage of George Milton Forsyth and Effie Rebecca Mitchell Forsyth, at Madison, Missouri. Grew up in Odessa, Missouri, and attended public school there through the ninth grade. After her mother's untimely death, moved with her father to Jefferson City, Missouri, where she graduated from high school. Attended William Woods College for Women, Fulton, Missouri, for two years and graduated. Attended University of Missouri and graduated Cum Laude. There she was initiated as a member of Gamma Phi Beta sorority, a membership which she cherished for the rest of her life. She served the sorority in many capacities including International Vice President and member of the International Board. She provided counsel to college chapters and alumnae groups in many cities, and assisted in the establishment of new chapters at a number of universities. This service provided her with great joy and a vast number of lifelong friends. Through the Gamma Phi Beta Foundation she has established a scholarship fund which is providing assistance for a growing number of women throughout the country.

While returning from 1940 inaugural events in Washington, D.C., she met Edward L. Vint, whom she would marry Oct. 5, 1941. When Ed returned from World War II they settled in Dallas. There, in 1947, she undertook the responsibility of motherhood. She also involved herself and her family in the life of Lakeview Christian Church. As her son grew to the age of independence Virginia embarked on a business career, establishing the East Town Insurance Agency, and involved herself more in the official capacities of her church, serving as church treasurer for many years.

In 1982, she suffered a physically debilitating stroke, but faced the result as she learned to face all of life's challenges -- with strong determination. For the ensuing 20 years she surprised and amazed those who knew her well and those she met along the way.

She is preceded in death by her husband of nearly 60 years Edward Lee Vint, and is survived by her son Bob and his wife Cynthia Lee Kratz Vint of Wimberly, Texas and her granddaughter Elizabeth Vint of College Station, Texas. A family service will be held at graveside in the Texas State Cemetery, Austin, Texas, January 19, 2002, and a memorial service will be held at 1:00 p.m., Saturday, January 26, 2002, at Lakeview Christian Church, Diceman at Old Gate Lane, Dallas, Texas.

In lieu of flowers the family requests that memorials be sent to Lakeview Christian Church, 9100 Diceman, Dallas, TX 75218, or the Gamma Phi Beta Foundation, 12737 East Euclid Drive, Englewood, CO 80111."

Further information is available through the Texas State Cemetery research department.

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