Virginia Aldridge Cason died Wednesday, Oct. 22, in Medical City Hospital in Dallas. She was born in Democrat, on March 13, 1930, in the home of her parents, Dudley Bennett Aldridge and Annie Lucille Pickens Aldridge. In 1946, she graduated from Mullin High School, valedictorian of her class. She then graduated from the Brownwood College of Business, and later received an Associate of Arts degree from Texas Woman’s University in Denton. She worked as a secretary for a number of years and then served as a teacher in the Head Start program in Brownwood for 10 years. After this she was instrumental in helping to establish a Head Start First Baptist Church in Brownwood, the Dr. Smith Sunday School Class, and a member of the Fifty-Five Bridge Club, and the Delta Beta Chapter Epsilon Sigma Alpha International Sorority.

On Nov. 7, 1953, she was married to Robinett Hugh “R.H.” Cason at the family home in Democrat. They celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary in 2003. Virginia and R.H. spent most their married life at their home in Early. On June 23, 1959, Karen Lee Cason, their only child and light of their life, was born. She always brought happiness and joy to them, and felt truly blessed. Karen grew up and married Laurence David “Larry” King. Then on Nov. 30, 1997, Larry and Karen presented Virginia and R.H. with their first grandchild, Braden Cason King. Virginia and R.H. loved to spend time with Braden, and did so as much as possible. Virginia loved spending time with her family and friends. She also enjoyed going to the ranch, checking on the cattle, and traveling.

Virginia is survived by one daughter and her husband, Karen and Larry King, and grandson, Braden Cason King of Pilot Point; one sister-in-law, Patsy Williams of Stephenville; cousins, Marlene Shelton of Democrat, Francis Laxson, and Peggy Abrams, a niece, Kay Wilkins of Richardson, an a host of other family and friends.

She was preceded in death by her husband, R.H., her parents, Dud and Lucille Aldridge, one brother, James Donald Aldridge, and her grandparents.

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