Virginia Ann Ivarson Claypool passed away on May 20, 2019 at the age of 93. Virginia was a long time EYC member. She is survived by her children Nancy L. Claypool, New Orleans, Louisiana; Sandra L. Claypool (Brian L. Conrad), Ashland, Oregon; Carol J. Claypool, King, North Carolina; and daughter-in-law, Jamie C. Claypool, Plymouth, Michigan; by grandchildren Alison Claypool-Conrad, Lianna Claypool and James Claypool; and by five nieces and one nephew.
Virginia was an avid sailor and racer of Flying Scots and Sunfish into her eighties. Her life story is an inspiring one, and can be read here in her obituary. The family will hold a private, grave-side service for their favorite “Viking” in Eveleth, Minnesota this summer. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to Glenmont, a 501(c)(3) nursing facility, 4599 Avery Road, Hilliard, Ohio 43026.