Saturday, July 16, 2016

Virginia “Ginny” Lynn Clausen Pokorny, BHS 1965

Virginia ‘Ginny’ Lynn Pokorny, Aug. 28,1947 — June 21, 2016
Virginia “Ginny” Lynn Pokorny, of Sonora, went to be with our Lord on June 21, 2016, surrounded by her family. She was born in Burbank, California, on Aug. 28, 1947, and later in life she graduated from Burbank High School. In May 1966, she married Tony Pokorny; they recently celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary.
In 1979, the family moved to Oakland, where she worked at several different companies in accounting and administrative support until retiring in 2003 and relocating to Sonora. She was a devoted wife and mother and enjoyed camping, hiking and spending time with family and friends.
She also enjoyed touring the United States and several foreign countries. Her favorite was a recent trip to Israel, Jordan and Turkey. She was so happy to visit the places where Jesus and the apostles preached the gospel.
Ginny had a beautiful smile, loving heart and gentle spirit. She loved life and was moved to volunteer at the Foothill Pregnancy Center in Sonora. The center supports young pregnant women and young mothers in need. She managed the “Mommy Store” and the clothing donations. Seeing the mothers and their babies in the store was a very rewarding and joyful time in her life. She loved the Lord, spending time praying and reading her Bible daily. Ginny touched our hearts with her beautiful smile and calm presence.
Beloved daughter, of the late Joe and Marjorie Clausen and her brother, Jerry. She was the loving wife of Tony Pokorny; and mother, of Weston and Jason; grandmother to Alexis, Daniella, Lukas, Tony and Kimberly.
She is survived by her brother, Larry Clausen (June), of Fillmore, and many cousins, nieces and nephews. “We will always love you and cherish the wonderful memories you left for us.”
A celebration of life will be held at 2 p.m. July 16, 2016, at the Calvary Chapel Sonora, 19889 Soulsbyville Road, Soulsbyville. Reception to follow.  Memorials may be made in Ginny’s name to the Foothill Pregnancy Center of Sonora, 427 N. Highway 49, Suite 101, Sonora, CA 95370.
Published Jul 1, 2016

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