On September 8, 2017, Virginia E. Handley passed into heaven, leaving behind a life full of family and friendships. Born February 11, 1927, in Murphysboro, Illinois, to Carl Edward Paul and his wife Eva E. Hudson, she was one of four children. Carl E. Paul Jr. and William Paul, her brothers, preceded her in death, and her only surviving sister, Mary Jean Daniels, is now residing in Idaho. Virginia and Max Handley, her husband of 68 years, lived in Palmdale since 1956. They had four children of their own, Kathryn Burton (Roger, deceased), Michael (Donna), Sue (Deborah), and Daniel (deceased 1993). Eight grandchildren were born to these marriages, several great-grandchildren and yet a fourth generation of great-great-grands! Family blendings, through marriages, have filled in this clan to a nearly countless number. Virginia (Ginny) worked in her early marriage as a telephone operator and soon thereafter as a bookkeeper and full time home-maker, also assuming the active role of child-rearing her four children. Somehow she always found, time for volunteer work, both in her church and many civic organizations. Most will remember her for her tireless passion for crafting, in almost every field, her countless boutique shows and her inclusion in several shops here in the Antelope Valley, not mention full representation at the annual A.V. Fair. Max and Ginny were also known for their work/love of the Palmdale Elks Lodge 2027, where they were active, loyal members some fifty years. This work extended throughout the district and, along with Max's employment at NASA, rendered friendships of a lifetime. This large grouping, worked together for the betterment of our community and family lives. Widowed three years ago, Virginia remained active until her final month, and together, with Max accomplished a full lifetime of beautiful memories. Services are to be at Chapel of the Valley Mortuary, Palmdale, on Saturday September 23rd at 11:00, and officiated by Rev. Abbott Francis Benedict OSB. Immediately following is the graveside closing at Desert Lawn Memorial Park, also in Palmdale.