Virginia Lee McCauley, daughter of Louis and Mathilda Elkins, went to be with the Lord June 18, 2020. She was born in Winters, Texas on November 20, 1931. Virginia was a long-time resident of Cliff, NM. She held several miscellaneous jobs, but her favorite of all was living and working on the ranch and caring for her family. Virginia was preceded in death by her parents, Mathilda and Louis Elkins; her husband of 33 years, Fred McCauley; and one sister, Betty Donaldson. She is survived by her sister Valera Hollimon and her brother Stanley Elkins; her five children: Karen Alexander of Grandview, Texas; Bobbie (Ricky) Massey of Animas, NM; Randy Reed; Brenda (Floyd) Clark; and Rusty (Jona) Reed all of Cliff, NM. She is also survived by her 18 grandchildren: Cecily Mathis, Collin Alexander, Alysha Wagley, Scott Massey, Gavin Burris, Terra Stevens, Regan Reed, Niki Grimes, Kayla Clark, Jamie Johnson, Frances Higgins, Shirley Wallace, Kristi Apodaca, Bobbie Romo, Ashley Reed, Kathy Chappell, Robert Reed, Billy Ray McCauley, and Louis Reed; 40 great-grandkids and 1 great-great-grandson. Graveside services will be held Friday, June 26, 2020, at 10:00 am at the Mesa Cemetery in Gila, NM. Following the services, friends and family are invited to attend a potluck gathering at Virginia’s home at 486 McCauley Rd, Cliff, NM. Arrangements are being handled by Bright Funeral Home, “A Loving and Caring Place to Celebrate, Honor, and Remember a Life Lived.” 210 W. College Ave., Silver City, NM. Phone 575-388-1911. Remembrances can be made at www.hbrightfuneral.net
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