Virginia Ruth Hay was born on July 9, 1922 in Caddo, Texas to Otho Roy Hay and Agnes Ruth Smith Hay. She graduated from Breckenridge High School in 1940, and later married H.D. Toland Jr. on November 16, 1945 in Breckenridge. She had worked for Nap Thomas Drug, Sears, Petco, and Bill Black Insurance until her retirement.
Virginia was a long time member of First United Methodist Church where she was a member of United Methodist Women. She was famous for her pecan pies and Italian cream cakes. Every year at the church Thanksgiving bake sale she would have many standing orders.
She was a member of AARP, Stephens County Riding Club, Desk and Derrick Club, served on the Senior Citizens Center Board, docent at the Breckenridge Fine Arts Center, member of “JUG'S” (Just Us Girls), longtime volunteer at Villa Haven Nursing Home, where she hosted monthly birthday parties for the residents and weekly called bingo and played cards with them, member of Woman's Forum, Gunsight Cemetery Association, and the LLL Club.
She is survived by her son, Jerry Hay Toland and wife, Sharon of Breckenridge; grandson, Trey Benson Toland and wife, Virginia of New Berlin, PA; granddaughter, Shanon Emery Toland Herring of Breckenridge; grandson, Jerry Hay (J.) Toland Jr. and wife, Amy of College Station; daughter-in-law, Joyce Toland of Breckenridge; great-grandchildren, Lily, Emily, and Bryce Toland; Harley, Jenae, and Cole Herring; and Brody Toland; brother and sister-in-law, Travis and Wanda Toland; and nieces, Sandra Bizzell and husband, Don and JoAnn Sachtleben and husband, Glen. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, son, Travis Hugh Toland, and brother-in-law and wife, Tommy and Jerri Toland.
Memorials may be made to the First United Methodist Church or a charity of the donor's choice. The family invites friends to leave a condolence or share a memory of Virginia in the online guestbook at www.meltonkitchens.com.