Virginia Frankos Howard passed away peacefully on January 2, 2017 at the age of 101 in Santa Rosa, CA. She was born in Kranidi, Greece to Theodoros and Eleni Frankos. Ginny was raised in Vallejo but moved to Sonoma County in 1973.
She was an avid gardener; she and her late husband, Gene Howard were in the first Master Gardener class trained by U.C. Davis. She was also involved in the Sonoma County Rose Society and Iris Society.
Virginia is survived by her son, Jerry Howard; daughter in law, Kate; and granddaughter, Erin.
A viewing will be held on January 20th from 4 to 8 p.m. with a rosary at 7 p.m. at Eggen & Lance Chapel in Santa Rosa. The funeral mass will take place the next day on January 21st at 10:30 a.m. at St. Rose Catholic Church. In lieu of flowers, the family requested that donations be made to: U.C. Davis College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences.