Virginia Cagle Chrisco peacefully died at home April 26, 2015. Born of
Gracie May and Ivan Cagle, 3/23/29, her 4 brothers protected their "Dolly"
as they grew up in Muskogee, Oklahoma.
A hard-working single mother, Virginia raised 3 children, Walter Thomas
Finley, Susan Finley Driesel and Kim Patrick Finley employed as a secretary
in the banking and manufacturing industries. Kim preceded her in death.
Once the children were grown, Virginia married the love of her life, Noble
Brice Chrisco. Together they traveled the world with Noble’s career
in the oil industry. Their assignments took them to Libya, Iran, Brazil,
Venezuela, Ireland, Scotland, South Korea, Singapore, China and many other
foreign countries. Family and friends enjoyed Virginia’s recounting
of their travels.
Passionate about politics, Virginia volunteered in numerous Republican
Party leadership roles including work at the national and local area.
She was the United States Presidential Elector, 2008 First Congressional
District. Virginia held posts with the Oklahoma Federation of Republican
Women, the Oklahoma Republican Party and the Tulsa Republican Club. Additionally,
Virginia volunteered as a Victim’s Advocate, CASA volunteer, and
performed in the Koman Breast Cancer Foundation “Sing for the Cure”.
Organization was Virginia’s trademark. She did her research online,
created a list and devised a plan. Whether it was a establishing a new
home in Hong Kong, assisting in a political campaign event, developing
her neighborhood homeowner’s association or orchestrating the move
into her new home with daughter Susan and son-in-law Bill Driesel –
Virginia was in charge!
Virginia’s pride in her grandchildren was evidenced by her stories
of their achievements and antics. “Granny” was influential
and admired by her grandson, Christopher Grant Driesel, his wife Karrie,
their children Crew and Cecilia, granddaughter Miranda Driesel Moore,
her husband Matthew, and the newest great-grandchild, Hudson Noble Moore.
Virginia was an exceptionally devoted caregiver to her loved ones at the
end of their lives. She supported the care of her 4 brothers who preceded
her in death, 2 cousins, Polly and Leon, and two years ago, Noble, her
Virginia cited the words to “My Way” as a good description
of her life. Her spunk, determination, and "get it done" attitude
will be fondly remembered.
In lieu of flowers, please honor Virginia's memory with donations to
Saint Francis Hospice, 6600 S Yale, Ste 350, Tulsa. The outstanding hospice
staff graced Noble, Cousin Leon, and Virginia with personalized, loving care.
A Memorial Mass will be held at Christ the King Catholic Church, 1520 S.
Rockford, Tulsa, Friday, May 1st at 4 pm.