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Virginia Lee Hicks, 1933 - 2021
Virginia Lee Hicks

Virginia Lee Hicks, 87, of Cape Carteret, N.C., was called Home to be with her Lord and Savior on Monday, April 26, 2021.

She was born at home in Hoisington, Kansas on Christmas Day 1933 to Ira and Elizabeth Butler. Her parents as well as all her siblings: Hattie Butler, Eleanor Gibson, Henry Butler, Ralph Butler, Una Strickland, Ella Butler, Ruth Napolitano, Marguerite Meinzer, Louise Lincoln; an infant son Gary Hicks; and son-in-law John Metzger all predeceased her.

She was a loving wife and mother and is survived by her husband of nearly 71 years Alva Hicks and their three children, Sheila (Ernie) Dumlao of Whispering Pines, NC, Dale (Lois) Hicks of Kemmerer, Wyoming, and Debra Metzger of Bogue, NC. She is also survived by three grandchildren, Craig (Angie) Metzger of Yawkey, West Virginia, Rosa Lynn (Rodger) Salzman of Kemmerer, WY, Robby (Jennifer) Hicks, of Casper, Wyoming; and five great-grandchildren, Aaron and Emma Salzman, Addison Metzger, and Joey and Gracie Hicks.

She lived her early life where she grew up in Hoisington. The family moved to Gillette Wyoming in 1970 where Virginia was employed with the Wyoming Department of Social Services for 25 years. When she and Alva retired, they became full time RVers before settling on the coast of North Carolina in 1998. Virginia was a longtime member of Swansboro United Methodist Church. She loved to cook, workout at the gym and above all had a passion for travel. She visited all 50 of our United States, and several other countries. She had a life well-lived.

At her request there will not be a formal service and her family will celebrate her life privately. Condolences and life tributes may be sent to the family at

Funeral arrangements provided by 

Noe-Brooks Funeral Home

201 Professional Cir 

Morehead City, NC 28557

Great Bend (Kan.) Tribune, May 5, 2021