Virginia Vickers McIlheran

FORT WORTH–Virginia Vickers McIlheran passed away peacefully at home on Tuesday, March 20, 2018 at the age of 79.
Memorial service: 3 p.m. Saturday at All Saints Episcopal Church.
Memorials: In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Community Hospice of Texas or a charity of choice.
Virginia was born on January 14, 1939 and was married happily to Dr. George Colyar McIlheran of Fort Worth for 53 years. She was a wonderful mother, very active and loved to play tennis and loved those dear friends with whom she played it. She loved to travel and special trips were always to visit her daughter and son in law in Germany.
Virginia is preceded in death by her husband, Dr. George McIlheran Jr.; and son, George McIlheran III.
Survivors: Daughter, Sallie Wunner and husband, Johannes; numerous nieces, nephews and other close family members.

Brown Owens & Brumley Family Funeral Home
425 S. Henderson St.
(817) 335-4557

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#1 Comment By Janet Lee Cornwall On March 23, 2018 @ 6:07 pm

George McIlheran and I entered the 6th grade together (in what was then called junior high –
consisting of the 7th, 8th, and 9th grades) at W.C. Stripling in Fort Worth, Texas, and continued school together until we graduated from Arlington Heights High School in 1953. He was my first boyfriend, and we continued to remain friends throughout all the years. Our daughters, Sallie and my youngest child, Wendy Lee Wood were close friends, and Wendy was blessed to attend many summer vacation and fishing trips with the McIlheran family. Virginia was a dear and special friend to me. She was lovely, gentle, and gracious, a beautiful lady. The McIlherans were like a second family to Wendy, and will always hold a special place in my heart. I loved Sallie as if she were my very own daughter.

#2 Comment By Wendy Wood On March 26, 2018 @ 8:15 pm

Mrs. McIlhearan was the kindest lady I ever knew. Her daughter Sallie was my best friend starting in 3rd grade where we met in Mrs. Janet Murhy’s class. The McIlherans always had seated dinner where Dr. Mac always said “Welcome Aboard”. The love they shared was so special to be around. Mrs. McIlheran loved baking and I loved her cookies and bundt cakes. She had a kind and gentle way about her. Petit but strong. Sallie and I made her laugh on a daily basis as we frequently were being slightly naughty with doorbells and telephones. Although She always had our back. We went to Red River every summer to fly fish. We went to Ferndale to fish and laugh for days. Benbridge Road will always be my home away from home, with Sallie as my sister, George as my brother and Dr. and Mrs. McIlheran as my mom and dad. Memories will live in my heart forever. What a great lady she was.

#3 Comment By Darlene Schubert On March 27, 2018 @ 10:08 pm

Although I did not have the pleasure of knowing Mrs. McIlhearan personally well, I was blessed to get to know her incredible personality through her daughter Sallie, who bares so many of her mother’s wonderful traits and told many beautiful stories of this amazing woman. On the few occasions that we met for dinner or a walk upon their visits to Vienna, I loved the time spent with both her and her dear husband; and watching Sallie smile and laugh during their stay will also remain a warm memory for me. To Sallie and Johannes, my family and I express our deepest sympathy in this time of mourning with loving hugs: Darlene, Johannes, Niklas & Sophie