Virginia E. Day, 103

Virginia Day

Virginia Day

YARMOUTH — Virginia Elaine (Detwiler) Day passed away quietly on Monday, June 2, 2014, at Bay Square in Yarmouth. She was 103 and lived to the very end.

Virginia (Ginny) was the last surviving of the 13 children of Carrie Mae (Stover) and Henry Detwiler. She was born and raised in Smullton, Pa. and was a graduate of Penn State University, where she majored in Physical Education and participated in women’s sports. She later earned a master’s degree in Education from the University of Maine and taught English for many years in the Yarmouth School District and at Presque Isle High School.

Her two greatest loves were her family and Penn State! She remained physically active well into her nineties and when a downhill skiing injury sidelined her when she was 76 she switched to cross country skiing. She enjoyed hiking and hiked part of the Appalachian Trail with her son Dan when she was 86. Ginny enjoyed gardening and was a founding member of the Walnut Hill Garden Club and a longtime member of the North Yarmouth Congregational Church, UCC.

Ginny was predeceased by her husband S. Von Day (1989).

She is survived by her children: Nancy Thomas of Richmond, Va., Richard Day of Raymond, Daniel Day of Union, Susan Elliott of North Yarmouth and Yarmouth, Nova Scotia and David Day of Yarmouth and Naples, Fla.; 12 grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren.

A memorial service will be held at a date later in the summer. Please visit to share condolences, memories and tributes with her family.

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