Virginia Major passed away peacefully of natural causes on Monday, November 26, 2007. Born Virginia Hitchens in 1931 in Lake Linden on the upper peninsula of Michigan, she grew up in the suburbs of Detroit. She graduated from Lincoln High School in 1949. Virginia met and married Joseph Major in 1950 and had three children. In 1952, Virginia moved to Gardena where she resided for more than 55 years. She was rightfully proud of her career in aerospace. She retired from HITCO after more than 30 years of dedicated service having risen through the ranks to the position of Supervisor/Marketing Administration. Virginia was a loving mother, grandmother and great grandmother. She never forgot a birthday, anniversary or other special occasion. She will always be remembered for her loving kindness and generosity by her family and friends. She was an ardent fan of the Dodgers and Frank Sinatra. Virginia's independence was her strength and example throughout her life. She never failed to encourage others to seek their dreams and enjoy life. She will be missed by many. She is survived by daughter Vicki (Al) Cruz, sons Steve (Blanche) Major, Paul (Nina) Major, 5 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren and many others who called her "MOM". No services will be held per her request.

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  1. Good morning and may I first say that my heart goes out to the Major family and you are in my prayers. Your mother was my mother’s best friend for many, many years. Doris (anderson) Pomerleau. My Aunt was Greta Rosplock and my cousins are Cathy, Linda and Steve Rosplock. Your mom was part of our family since I was a little, I’am 61 now so we know that was a long time ago. I remember your mother’s laugh, she and my mom had lots of good times and laughs together. I have pictures of your mom at my bridial shower and at my wedding. I just wanted to know that I was thinking about all of you during this difficult time. God Bless all of you, Judy Anderson Beck

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