Ligita Garoza Stipins, 88

L igita Garoza Stipins, 88, passed away Sunday, Oct. 31, 2010, at the Rutland Regional Medical Center in Rutland, Vt., surrounded by her family.

Ligita came to the United States, with her late husband, Janis Stipins Sr., from war-torn Europe in 1947 and settled in New York City.  Janis Sr. went to work on the construction boom that built most of post WWII Long Island, New York, and Ligita raised her two small children, a boy, Janis II and a girl, Inta, who were joined by a third sibling, Anda in 1952.  She worked for some years as a loan administrator for First National City Bank, and was a member of the Latvian choir while raising her family.
She and her late husband moved in 1973 to Clemons where Janis Sr. had built a house. She loved the North Country and participated in several ladies auxiliary groups for several years.
Ligita was an amazing gardener, an accomplished artist, an avid reader of books by the thousands, a superior chef and a wonderful maker of pottery.
She was a survivor in every sense of the word and believed in hard work, getting the job done without whining and loved America to the core.  Ligita walked 800 miles across Germany, during WWII, with her family to get to America. Patriotism, pride in national heritage, and love are her legacy.
She is survived by  three children, Janis Jr. of Ocala, Fla., Anda Stipins-Gang of Clemons and Inta Dravenieks-Lewis of New York City; four grandchildren; three great-grand-children, and two great-great- grandchildren.
Calling hours were held Wednesday, Nov. 3, at the Jillson Funeral Home.
Funeral services were held on Thursday, Nov. 4, at the Jillson Funeral Home, 46 Williams St., Whitehall, N.Y.  Interment followed at the Clemons Cemetery.

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