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Virginia Louise O'Krongley

Obituary for Virginia Louise O'Krongley

July 2, 1941 - May 21, 2020
San Antonio, Texas | Age 78


Virginia Louise O'Krongley, born July 2, 1941 in San Antonio, Texas, passed away on May 21, 2020. She was preceded in death by the love of her life, Roger, and her parents, Herbert and Hermeon Koch. She is survived by daughter, Tammy O'Krongley; son, Tim and wife, Amanda O'Krongley; daughter, Terri and husband Tom White; grandchildren, Shannon, Ashlyn, Hunter, Tyler, Megan, Addison, and Kinsley.

Virginia was also known as "Cookie" by many of her relatives and friends growing up because of her maiden name, Koch (pronounced /KƱK/). She grew up on her grandparent's dairy farm, whose property was later donated to Nimitz Middle School. Virginia was an alumni of St. Mary Magdalene School, Providence High School and Incarnate Word College. In 1955, her parents and grandmother moved across the street from Oblate School of Theology and often opened their home to many of the Oblate Brothers. Virginia spent numerous hours visiting the Grotto on the Oblate grounds and in December 1959, Roger O'Krongley proposed to Virginia in front of the Grotto. Roger and Virginia began their 44 years of married bliss on June 18, 1960 at Blessed Sacrament Parish. Except for a short time while Roger was stationed in Lampasas, Virginia spent her whole life in San Antonio. When Roger and Virginia built a house off of Blanco Rd. (a two-lane road at the time) they began a life-time of dedication and devotion to Holy Spirit Church. In 1969, Roger and Virginia were one of the fifty founding families of Holy Spirit School. Virginia spent countless hours of volunteer work at Holy Spirit School and Church, which included cooking and serving lunch for the students, room mother, Blue Bird, Camp Fire and Girl Scout leader, Holy Spirit Altar Society, Holy Spirit Widows Support Group, Eucharistic Minister, and chairperson of several festival committees. Virginia and her daughter worked together as wedding coordinators for Holy Spirit and shared a craft business called "Grandma's Attic Surprises".

Virginia's hobbies included cooking, gardening, embroidery, sewing, crafts, feeding the birds, rabbits and deer (her "babies") on her property, talking to her friends, excursions with her cousin, Doris, and watching Hallmark movies. Above all, she was the epitome of faith, spending most of her time praying and reciting the rosary. Virginia's other achievements included: Vice President of Bexar County Emergency Services District 3 for 11 years, Daughters of the Republic of Texas, Catholic Daughter of the Americas of Texas, Hermann Sons, and former employee of NEISD. However, Virginia's greatest achievement was the love and devotion she gave her husband, children, grandchildren and faith to God. Her seven grandchildren were her pride and joy, and her love for them could illuminate a room. She always put every activity, recital, school program and sports event as a priority and wore her title as Grandma with utmost delight.

Virginia's smile, love, strength, support, selflessness and faith were ever present and will live on in her memory.

FRIDAY, MAY 29, 2020
9:30 AM

10:00 AM

Interment will follow at Holy Cross Cemetery. Due to the current Covid-19 restrictions, attendance at the cemetery will be restricted to car-viewing. A live stream of the graveside service will be available on Friday, May 29, 2020. via this link:

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Holy Spirit Altar Society.

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