Born September 10, 1909, in Indianapolis, Indiana, Virginia Stovall found Los Alamos to
be "very primitive" in 1947.
A charter member of the United Church, Virginia became interested in two schools in northern
New Mexico, John Hyson School in Chimayo and the Truchas Day Care Center, through her
involvement with a Presbyterian women’s organization. For many years, Virginia has collected
mittens, hats, toys, and art supplies for the children who attend these schools.
Neighborhood children happily arrive at Virginia’s door to listen to stories or to read to
Early childhood memories of a stained glass window in a church led Virginia to pursue the art
form. Her stained glass creations are sold at craft fairs, the Betty Ehart Senior Center, and
at the Art Center at Fuller Lodge.
Additional biographical material can be found in the Los Alamos Monitor of September 19, 1999.
Written by Karen Nilsson Brandt, copyright ©