CASPER—Virginia Louise McNare Belt, daughter of Vern L. and Alice (Hiner-Jones) McNare was born in Lusk, Wyoming on September 18, 1927. She passed away peacefully at her home on March 9, 2019.
Virginia graduated from Converse County High School in 1945. She met her husband, Randle Logan Belt, Sr. and they were married June 9, 1950 in Douglas, WY.
They worked in numerous states during their time employed by Deister Ward and Witcher. Logan and Virginia started their own company, Petroleum Title Service, Inc., in 1962 which she was still operating at the time of her death. Virginia was well known around the entire state for her work and professionalism in the mineral abstracting field.
She was blessed with daughters, Sonya Morgareidge, Karma Thompson, Randi Lou Nickel, and Kathleen (Leo) Giangiacomo; and son, Randle, nine grandchildren, Dawn Marie Marshall (Matt), Jami Warner (Chris), Sean Thompson (Karen), Cherese Gibbons (TJ), John Heisey (Rose), Michael Heisey (Tasha), Anton “TJ” Nickel, Magdalina Baker (Josh), and Nicholas Giangiacomo; 13 great-grandchildren; three brothers, Jim (Garland), Jack (Jo) and Arthur (Dorothy); and numerous nieces; and nephews.
Virginia was active in Job’s Daughters, Daughters of Rebekah, Order of the Eastern Star Fort Casper Chapter #4, and numerous other organizations. She had widow memberships with the Elks Lodge #1353 and Shriners International. She was a life member of the WAPL.
Virginia was known for her large heart and giving personality. Her door was always open and everyone was welcomed into her home with love and support, as it was the gathering place. The stories her kitchen walls could tell would fill a library.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Logan; her parents; brother, Jim; daughter, Sonya; sons-in-law, Donald Morgareidge and Mark “Nick” Nickel.
Virginia says “Thank You” to all of the doctors, nurses, and all other parties involved with her care the last few years.
Visitation will be held on Friday, March 15, 2019 from 4-6 PM at Bustard’s Funeral Home in Casper. Services will be held at Shepherd of the Hills Presbyterian Church, 4600 S. Poplar, March 16 at 11:00 AM. Burial will follow at Memorial Gardens Cemetery. A reception will be held at Yellowstone Garage, 355 W. Yellowstone Highway.
Memorials may be made to Central Wyoming Hospice, the Shriner’s Children’s Hospital, or the charity of the donor’s choice in lieu of flowers.
Bustard’s Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.