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Virginia Arana

August 18, 1941 — March 11, 2023


Virginia Arana, 81, of Quakertown, passed away on March 11th, 2023, at St. Luke’s Hospice House. Born in Quakertown, PA, Virginia was the daughter of the late Robert Trumbauer and Evelyn Lewis (Sine). Virginia is predeceased by her first husband, Robert Christman, her second husband, Sid Arana, and her son, Robert Christman (Kathleen).

Virginia graduated from Quakertown High School in 1959. She then went on to work at American Olean Tile for many years and retired from Wampler Longacre. In her free time, she worked as a seamstress for over 60 years. Virginia was a very talented seamstress and provided alterations on anything from hems to wedding and prom dresses. Virginia was also an accomplished Flutist, she was in both district and state bands in school and continued playing until recently. She performed with a chamber ensemble and also performed solos and duets in church. She was a lifelong active member of First United Church of Christ, there she taught the children’s handbell choir, sang in the adult choir, and performed church solos and duets. Virginia truly valued her friendships and her greatest pleasure in life was spending time with her family and friends. 

Virginia will be dearly missed by her daughter, Barbara Thompson (Don); her grandchildren, Allisin (Andrew), Kiersten (Jon), Breanna (Garrison), Shannon (Anthony), and their father, Mike Thompson; her bonus grandchildren, Kelly (John) and Ashley (Justin); her great-grandchildren, David, Seth, Cadence, and Nolan; her bonus great-grandchildren, Kayla, Josh, Loriana, and Návena; her sisters, Elaine Rentzheimer (Ted), Janet Frey (Ken), and Barbara Aird (Tony); as well as many loving family members and friends. 

Family and friends are welcome to join Virginia’s family for a visitation at First United Church of Christ, located at 151 S. 4th Street, Quakertown, PA, 18951, on Sunday, March 19th, 2023, from 12:00PM ~ 1:00PM. A memorial service will be held from 1:00PM ~ 2:00PM, a luncheon will follow.

All arrangements are made by Naugle Funeral & Cremation Service, Ltd. 135 W. Pumping Station Road, Quakertown, PA, 18951. (215-536-3343)

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Virginia’s name to the First United Christ Church Music Program at 151 S. 4th Street, Quakertown, PA 18951.

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