Virginia Dale Stockton, of Colorado Springs, CO, born on October 16, 1948, in Amarillo, TX, and raised Liberal, Kansas.  Virginia died June 30, 2020.  She was a long-time resident of Woodland Park, Colorado, before moving to Colorado Springs. 

She attended Wichita State University and graduated with a master’s degree in speech pathology.  She also attended Colorado Women’s College.  She enjoyed sports, travel, and her many friendships.  She was a speech pathologist in the public school system for more than 20 years, touching the lives of many children.  She was a passionate animal advocate. 

Virginia is survived by her spouse of 40 years, Paula E. Poerschke; and Emery, her beloved chiweenie; her brother-in-law and spouse, Peter A. and Page Poerschke; and sister-in-law and spouse, Lisa and Bill Dobson; and many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her father, Jerd Stockton, and mother, Virginia Stockton.

Donations in lieu of flowers can be made to Teller County Regional Animal Shelter,

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  1. Virginia was a very close friend of my sister Jo carol Mitchell from college and our family for nearly fifty years. We would always look forward to traveling from Winfield, Kansas to her home in Woodland Park Co. In the seventies, eighties, and nineties on vacation, Always an adventure and lots of fun. She will be missed. Jesus receive her with open arms, Amen Barton & Kristin Mitchell and David & Damaris Lacy

  2. Virginia was much loved and will be missed.

  3. She was my neighbor. She always had a smile. RIP Virginia.❤️❤️❤️

  4. I was Virginia’s hairstylist. She drove up from the Springs for her 9:00 appointments. She would make my day with her positive attitude ! She will be greatly missed..

  5. Virginia will be so missed, leaving behind so many good memories after touching so many lives.
    Our life was particularly touched by Virginia and Paula through our daughter.

  6. I was fortunate to work with her when she was a speech pathologist at Falcon Elementary. She was very good at her job and the staff and students respected her. She was very personable and was always willing to “go the extra mile” to help anyone who needed her services. Rest in Peace, Virginia.
    God Bless

  7. I also knew her better when we were all at Woodmen Hills Elementary D49 as well.

  8. I worked alongside Virginia for over 20 years Helping children in Public School! Virginia as a speech pathologist/ me as School Nurse. I LOVED every minute I spent with Virginia. This world is a bit more lonely without Virginia in it! I will miss our “catch up” lunches! ❤️

  9. Words can not say enough about how Virginia and Paula along with many others changed my life. Thank you so much for being so supportive of my high school career, college career, my many jobs and my family. I to am going to miss having everyone there for our catch up lunches. I will miss you but know your constant presents in my life will always be felt. Thank you for believing in me and thanks for the memories and for you all making me feel like part of the family. Physically distance hugs sent every day, more distant then I ever wanted but sent never the less. When I am abel to get back to cO real hugs for you Paula. Love you all.

  10. I had the great fortune to know Virginia as a coworker in District 49. She was so supportive of me as a new employee and I learned a great deal from her. What impressed me most was her dedication to students, and she went over and above for so many. She was one of the kindest, down to earth people that I know. May she rest in peace.

  11. Virginia was such a part of my children’s lives at Falcon Elem. They never had the privilege of having her a a teacher but she was an advocate of all SPED kiddos. Years after Falcon Elem she was my go to when I had an issue with SPED. She had such a love for all children and I was so honored to call her a friend.

  12. Virginia was one of the first people to welcome me at Falcon Middle School in 1985. We were on common grounds working in Special Education together. She was an outstanding speech therapist with her profound knowledge & caring personality. Her smile was always accompanied by her twinkling, mischievous eyes. My condolences, Paula.

  13. I knew Virginia from Falcon Elementary School in D49. She was my go to person for IEP scheduling, IEP laws, and parental rights. She assisted me many times when fighting for my sons rights at the middle school. She was funny and could make you laugh by telling you stories of her adventures with her students. She cared for every student she came in contact with even if she did not work directly with them. She followed her students even after their graduation. She was a special lady.

  14. I too, knew Virginia through Falcon School District. She was such a positive person and always had a smile and word of encouragement for all of us at Falcon Middle School. I know she was deeply loved. My condolences to all of the family.

  15. Virginia was an outstanding, professional, caring educator. Even more than that, she was my mentor and friend. She touched my life in so many ways. Thank you. Virginia!

  16. What a great lady and animal lover, she will be missed.

  17. One always hears of the “teacher’s pet”. I have been honored for a nearly 30 year relationship with Ms. Virginia and Ms. Paula and their 4-legged fur babies. Their most recent family member, Emery. Virginia, your exuberant presence will be dearly missed. We love you! We’ll miss you and your effervescent visits!
    Doc Kevin

  18. The “teacher’s pet! “ I have been honored to be the caretaker of Ms. Virginia’s and Ms. Paula’s fur baby family for 30+ years. Most recently, sweet Emery. Virginia, your exuberant personality will be dearly missed. Your effervescent smile cannot be topped. We love you!

  19. Today, October 16th, would have been Virginia’s 72nd birthday. Finding the right words to express my grief, sorrow, loss and what Virginia meant to me has proven quite difficult. Words never seem enough, sometimes too much and never right. Virginia came into my life 50 years ago. I was 15. She was a college friend of my sister. Their friendship grew into a lifelong relationship I liken to the biblical friendship of David and Jonathan. Virginia was a force of positivity in my life. Helping to shape many of my values and decisions. Always for my betterment. There are no words to truly express the loss her passing has made in my life. She was indeed closer than a friend. A life mentor, fiercely loyal and loving. Someone to my great fortune to have had in my life. Never to be forgotten and always cherished and loved.

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