Virginia (Jinx) E. Nevins, 77, of Green Bay, died on Saturday morning, November 19, 2022 at Unity Hospice Meng Residence, De Pere. She was born in Laona on May 2, 1945 to the late Hubert and Georgia (Stubbs) Tuell.
Jinx attended Gillett High School with the class of 1963. She was a sugar boilermaker for the 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 lived in Benson, AZ for 15 years before returning to Wisconsin.
Jinx’s hobby for more than 20 years has been making dolls. She owned her own kiln and fired her own porcelain doll parts. Jinx learned to hand sew all of her clothes. She attended “doll classes” in Arizona every week. Jinx was very involved in the San Pedro Resort Community Church where she lived in Arizona. She created weekly newsletters and helped with services every week. Jinx and Leroy were avid motorcycle enthusiasts and traveled all over the United States 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 always looked forward to their monthly outings and the Spring Fling that was held annually in Brush CO. Every Monday they would drive into the desert with their 4×4 friend group, Boonie Crashing. Each week a new destination was chosen to explore. It was not uncommon to discover abandoned treasure. It also allowed them to participate in another hobby Jinx and Leroy enjoyed together, geo-caching. Before moving to AZ, they were members of the United Methodist Church.
She is survived by a son and two daughters-in-law, Howard “Sonny” (Sheila) Crandall, Jr. and Cecelia Crandall; a daughter, Kathrine Crandall-Holtz and partner, Dave LaMontagne; a 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 a son, Timothy Crandall; a stepson, Clint Nevins; a brother, Donald Tuell, and a brother-in-law, Jessie Soapes.
A visitation for Jinx will be held on Saturday, November 26, 2022 from 9:00 a.m. through the 11:00 a.m. service at the Kuehl Funeral Home, 108 E Main Street, Gillett. The memorial service will be led by Pastor Laura Reimer. The cremation has taken place and Jinx will be buried at a later date. Messages of sympathy can be shared with her family at www.kuehlfuneralhome.com. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Unity Hospice in honor of Virginia.
The family would like to give a special thank you to the staff at Unity Hospice for their loving care and compassion for Jinx and her family. Special thanks also go to the many people who took the time to visit or send cards to Jinx during her illness.