Long time supporter of the Dearborn Symphony, Virginia Horton passed away on September 4, 2021.
Born in Detroit, August 3, 1923, to Leo and Dorris Miller, she was a voracious reader and had a full and wonderful life pursuing her passions. Whether it be spending time at her cottage on Torch Lake; attending Wimbledon, the US and French Open tennis, Indy 500, and Kentucky Derby; living in England for 5 years while her husband, Emmett, worked there for Ford Motor Company; browsing for antiques; traveling to Provence with her daughters; expounding on her knowledge of tea by giving tea talks and collecting antiques relating to tea; supporting the local arts, the Dearborn Symphony, and Questers; she lived life to the fullest. Survived by daughters, Janet (the late Paul Wright) and Kathryn, daughter-in-law Diane, grandson Troy, and numerous nieces, nephews, grandnieces, and grandnephews. She was preceded in death by her husband of over 50 years, Emmett, son Chris, and great grandson, Christopher. There will be no memorial service, but we would like everyone to feel free to remember her in their own way, or to consider a contribution to Friends of Dearborn Symphony (formerly WADOS), Dearborn Symphony Orchestra, P. O. Box 2063, Dearborn, MI 48123. She will be buried at Lakeside Cemetery on Torch Lake next to Emmet.