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Richard & Virginia Sparks

Posted on: March 20, 2024

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Richard & Virginia Sparks: Loving Parents and Grandparents.

My favorite story is how they met. My Grandma Virginia wasn’t old enough to go to the bar at the time, so her best friend snuck her in through the window of the ladies’ bathroom. She saw my Grandpa Richard sitting at the bar drowning his sorrows in a beer because of a recent breakup. She sat down right next to him, told him to buy her a beer and the rest is history.

Married for 57 years they had 4 children, 8 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren.

This memory is from when our family went to visit them when they lived in Las Vegas. My Grandpa took us to Fremont Street to show us the light show on the ceiling. It’s one of my favorite memories of him. I miss Grandpa Richard’s baseball stories and Grandma Virginia’s gold shoes and matching cigarette case. They were always so classy and the best dressed at any event.

My family walks every year in the Alzheimer’s Walk in honor of them both, in hopes of finding a cure for this horrible disease.

We miss you Grandpa & Grandma Sparks!