Virginia (Jinx) E. Nevins, 77, Green Bay, passed away on Saturday morning, November 19, 2022 at Unity Hospice Meng Residence, De Pere. She was born on May 2, 1945 in Laona, daughter of the late Hubert and Georgia (Stubbs) Tuell.
Jinx attended Gillett High School with the class of 1963. She was employed as a sugar boiler with Western Sugar Co-op for many years. On December 23, 1981 she married Allen Leroy Nevins. He preceded her in death on May 5, 2018. Jinx made her home in Benson, AZ for 15 years before returning to Wisconsin.
Jinx’s hobby for more than 20 years was doll making. She owned her own kiln and fired her own porcelain doll parts. Jinx learned to hand sew all of their clothes. She attended “doll class” every week in Arizona. Jinx was extremely involved in the San Pedro Resort Community Church where she lived in Arizona. She created newsletters on a weekly basis and helped with services each week. Jinx and Leroy were avid motorcycle lovers and traveled the entire US camping, Jeeping and ATVing. They were members of the Gold Wing Riders Association of America and the Colorado FCRV camping club for many years. The two of them always looked forward to their monthly outings and Spring Fling that was held annually in Brush CO. Every Monday they went with their 4-wheel drive group of friends “Boonie Crashing” in the desert. Each week a new destination was selected to explore. It was not uncommon to discover abandoned treasures. It also allowed them to participate in another hobby Jinx and Leroy enjoyed together, Geo-caching. Prior to moving to AZ, they had been members of United Methodist Church.
She is survived by a son and two daughters-in-law, Howard “Sonny” (Sheila) Crandall, Jr. and Cecelia Crandall; one daughter, Kathrine Crandall-Holtz and Life Partner, Dave LaMontagne; one stepdaughter, Cheryl (Michael) Denton; seven grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; brothers and sisters, Allen (Janeva) Tuell, George (Rita) Tuell, Wilma (Wayne) Roskom, Buck (Holly) Tuell, Myra Soapes, June (Charles) Grutza; nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends also survive. She was preceded in death by one son, Timothy Crandall; one stepson, Clint Nevins; one brother, Donald Tuell, and one brother-in-law, Jessie Soapes.
A visitation for Jinx will be held at Kuehl Funeral Home, 108 E Main Street, Gillett, on Saturday, November 26, 2022 from 9:00 AM until the time of services at 11:00 AM. Officiating at the memorial service will be Rev. Laura Reimer. Cremation has occurred and Jinx will be laid to rest at a later date. Expressions of sympathy may be shared with her family at www.kuehlfuneralhome.com. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in Virginia’s memory to Unity Hospice.
The family would like to extend a special thank you to the staff of Unity Hospice for the loving care and compassion given to Jinx and her family. Also, a special thank you to the many people who took the time to visit or send cards to Jinx during her illness.