Virginia Helen Hoyer Andersen
Resident of Sacramento
Heaven has another angel, Virginia Helen Hoyer Andersen died at home surrounded by her family August 27, 2011. She was born on September 20, 1930 in Oakland, California to Helen and Fred Hoyer.
Virginia will always be remembered for brightening up a room both literally and figuratively. Her love of life was clear to all who met her where she radiated warmth and kindness. She was an avid gardener, talented artist and adventurous traveler.
Virginia graduated from Oakland High receiving a scholarship to the College of Arts and Crafts in Oakland, and continuing her love of art at Chouinard Art Institute in Los Angeles.
She met the love of her life, Ed while sunbathing at 8 am on the beach at Lake Arrowhead only to learn he worked across the street from where she attended college in Oakland. They married July 1 1951.
Virginia's love for color carried through in everything she touched. She worked as a make-up artist with Chanel cosmetics, painted beautiful murals and paintings. Her talents did not stop with art, but she acted with the LaFrantics Theater Group and helped with the costume design.
Virginia leaves behind Ed her loving and devoted husband of 60 years, daughter Ilene McFadden (Kevin) of Richmond, VA, son Thomas Andersen (Nikki) of Fair Oaks, CA, brother Richard Hoyer (Sharon) of Corvallis, OR., sister Marjorie Hoyer Smith of St Helena, grandchildren Kevin, Maggie and Molly McFadden of Richmond, VA. A celebration of life will be held September 16, 2011 at noon at the Dante Club, 2330 Fair Oaks Blvd, Sacramento, CA. In honor of Virginia, PLEASE WEAR RED! In lieu of flowers please make donations to the Sutter Hospice of Sacramento, 8330 Ferguson Ave, Sacramento, CA 95828