Tooele Transcript Bulletin – News in Tooele, Utah

November 22, 2022
Virginia (Bimbe) Rodriguez

Obit Virginia Rodriguez 1“The Runner”

Obit Virginia Rodriguez 2“I have competed well; I have finished the race; I have kept the faith.” – 2 Timothy 4:7

My longest marathon was against ovarian cancer. Now I’m with God who carried me all the way. I entered His kingdom Nov. 20, 2022. I was born June 18, 1956, in Salt Lake City, Utah, to Elaisa Casaus Rodriguez (Chamisal, New Mexico) and José Medardo Rodriguez (Rio Lucio, New Mexico). I was raised in Magna, Utah, and later moved to Tooele and the Salt Lake City area. 

I married Danny Fernando Mondragon. Together we have three sons Jason, Ricardo, and Michael; 14 grandchildren, six great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews. I am survived by my sons Jason (Melissa), Ricardo (Trudy), and Michael Mondragon; brothers Freddie (Sue), Danny (Shelley), Steve, and Larry Rodriguez; sisters Gloria Martinez (Leo), Tina Cruz (Bob), and Debra Snyder (Glen). I was preceded in death by my parents; brothers Rick and Craig Rodriguez; sister baby Maxine; grandson Eli Mondragon; nephews Craig Jr. and Aaron Rodriguez, Anthony and Frankie Aragon. 

Thanks and gratefulness to my family, the staff at Utah Cancer Specialists, nieces Shauntel and Gabi assuring my eats. Special thanks to my daughter-in-law Trudy Mondragon “My Tattooed Angel” for taking the utmost care of me, and to friends whose prayers brought peace and comfort to my soul. Thank you, my beautiful sons, grandchildren, and family for being a part of my adventurous world. I Love you all. Keep laughing and as courageous as ‘Big Hair One with Bear Feet.’ 

“As the sun rays fall upon my face, I feel you in my heart. Your light will always fill my soul, we’ll never be apart.”

Mass service will be held at The Cathedral of the Madeleine, 331 E. South Temple, Salt Lake City, Monday, Nov. 28, 2022,  at 12:30 p.m. Burial following at Mt. Calvary Catholic Cemetery & Mausoleum, 4th Ave. and T Street, Salt Lake City. Luncheon will be at Our Lady of Lourdes, 2840 S. 9000 West, Magna. Funeral direction by Starks Funeral Parlor, 3651 S. 900 East, Salt Lake City, Utah. Thanks to Tate Mortuary, Tooele, Utah. 

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