Virginia L. Wertz

February 13, 1949 - March 17, 2024

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Virginia Lynn Wertz

February 13, 1949 – March 17, 2024


Virginia Lynn Wertz, of Eugene, Oregon, peacefully passed away on the afternoon of March 17, 2024, in Clackamas, Oregon.


She was born in Eugene, Oregon, on February 13, 1949, to her parents, Lewie Delbert Wertz of Cottage Grove, Oregon, and Pilar Gutierrez Espartero Wertz of Aparri, Luzon, Philippines. She attended Our Lady of Perpetual Help for grade school, Lincoln Middle School, and later graduated as Salutatorian from Cottage Grove High School in 1967. Afterwards, she attended the University of Oregon’s Clark Honors College, eventually graduating with a Bachelor and Master of Arts degree in Mathematics. Upon graduation, she started an impressive and dedicated investment through a 45-year professional career as a Senior Regional Director and Branch Manager for the Social Security Administration, serving in such communities as Portland, Eugene, Salem, Albany, Bend, Beaverton, Astoria, and the greater Seattle Metropolitan Area. She was an intelligent, generous, and committed professional, mentor, mother, sister, aunt, and friend.


She was a devout catholic as well as a devout Oregon Duck fan too. She had a joyous sense of humor, enjoyed numerous home projects, music, guitar, piano, was always a constant learner throughout her entire life, and shared her wealth of knowledge with others willingly.


Being idle was not in her vocabulary, so you could always see her being the vital and active woman that she will always be in our memories and our hearts.


She is survived by her devoted family: her son, Brandon Matthew Singleton and her son-in-law Christopher Jon Welch of Las Vegas, Nevada; her sister, Mary Linda Wertz, and her brother-in-law, Keith Maynard Hoerauf of Eugene, Oregon; her brother, Lewie Michael Wertz of Eugene, Oregon; her niece, Adelyn “Lindy” Pilar Hoerauf of Eugene, Oregon; and her close childhood friend and “second sister,” Deborah Jean Cochrane of Portland, Oregon.


Her presence was massive and delicate at the same time harmoniously with such love and grace, and she will be lovingly missed by her family… and so many countless others for who and what she was and will always be forever. We all love and adore you, Virginia.