Virginia Marie Bieber, 96, passed away on February 23, 2020 quietly and peacefully with her family present. She was born in Riverton, Wyo. on April 8, 1923 to Walter and Mary Mitts. 

A long-time resident, Virginia came to Templeton by train with her new husband John (Johnnie) Bieber at only 18. She began a long work life at Camp Roberts in 1941, followed by Bieber’s Market in Templeton, Sid York Insurance, and then retired from CalTrans as an administrator. 

Virginia is survived be her two sons, Chris and Greg Bieber, both of Atascadero. 

She was known for her world traveling and many volunteer groups, including the Charles Paddock Zoo, Twin Cities Community Hospital, St. William’s Altar Society, and even the Atascadero Police Department in the Volunteer Patrol. 

She could always hold a “hot” hand of bridge or cribbage and would play for hours. 

When asked about her secret to longevity, Virginia replied “You gotta drink plenty of wine.”

Her laughter and enthusiasm for life has left a heart print on us all. Abiding faith and her beloved St. William’s Church were her contact companions. 

She was pre-deceased by her parents, Walter and Mary Mitts, and husband “Johnnie” Bieber. 

Arrangements are under the Direction of Chapel of the Roses. Her life will be celebrated by a mass of Resurrection on March 18, 2020 at 11 a.m. at St. William’s Catholic Church, Atascadero. 

A rosary will be prayed before mass at 10:30 a.m. on March 18, also at St. William’s Catholic Church, Atascadero. 

Any memorial donations may be made by her request to St. William’s Catholic Church, Hospice of SLO, or Atascadero Christian Community, who all lavished so much love and countless blessings in her time with them.