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ARCOS, Virginia
ARCOS, Virginia Jan. 7, 1936 - Apr.8, 2017 Virginia transitioned out of this world with her children, grandchildren,great-grandchildren, the family she loved, all around her. She was a dynamic woman who loved life and loved people. She bore six children and adopted 5 more. When asked by her hospice nurse why she adopted all of those children she said, 'I wanted to save the world.' And she did save so many in her corner of the world. After raising her brood she decided to go back to school and create a new career path for herself. She sold real estate for several years. Then, since she loved helping people so much she decided to pursue a degree in psychology. She received her BA from Antioch University and then, at the age of 61 she received her Master's Degree also from Antioch University. She was a gifted therapist. She used her talents working with children and families both at The Children's Center of the Antelope Valley and at the Valley Oasis Domestic Violence Shelter. She then ventured out on her own starting her nonprofit company, A Change of Faces. Her empathy was boundless. Over the last several weeks so many of her clients have said that she changed their lives profoundly. Because she also loved teaching she worked as both a counselor and an Adjunct Professor at Antelope Valley College. She was also a seeker. She read and studied always. Her mind was never at rest. She wanted to know the secrets of the universe. At the end, she was at peace with what she found. Virginia's immense legacy is in the love her family and friends all feel for her and for one another. A Memorial celebrating her life will be held at the Center for Spiritual Living located at 1030 W. Avenue L-8 in Lancaster at 11:00 am,Wednesday., April 12, 2017.

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