Virginia Fae Gatti


Virginia Fae Gatti, 76, passed away on Saturday Dec, 29, 2018, in Ely, Nevada, after several years of ill health.

Virginia was born on April 26, 1942, in Rock Springs. Her parents were Arthur George Cook and Murial Esther Lester Cook. Both were from Hillard flats outside Evanston. 

Virginia was the youngest of four children. She developed polio at an early age and spent a lot of her preschool years in and out of hospitals.

Virginia loved animals all her life. She always wished she could have had a horse. Virginia couldn’t stand to see an animal needing a home, so she took in many pet dogs and gave them love and a good home.

Virginia loved her music; when she was younger, she liked going to concerts. She played her music for hours and it comforted her very much. She recorded music from various sources to CDs which she gave to friends and family.

Virginia grew up and attended school in Green River, she was married to Paul Budak and moved to Ely, Nevada, where they later divorced. She married William “Bill” Gatti in 1965, and they continued to live in Ruth, Nevada.

Virginia is survived by her son, Anthony Gatti, and his wife, Cora Gatti; Marjorie Smith and her husband, Glenn Smith; daughters, Tracy Gatti and Yevette Gatti; grandchildren and many nieces, nephews and cousins.

Virginia was preceded in death by her husband, Bill Gatti; parents, Arthur and Esther Cook; sister, Esther Shirley; brother, Garold Eugene; brother, Darwin Henery; sister-in-law, Marilyn Cook; grandparents, Henry and Esther Lester and William and Harriet Cook; and many aunts and uncles and cousins. 

Funeral services will be held at Crandall Funeral home on Friday, Jan. 11, at 11 a.m.

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