Virginia Hixson St. Clair, 88, passed away on Monday, July 9, 2012.A longtime resident of Hixson, she was born on Oct. 4, 1923, the daughter of the late Cowart N. Hixson and Christine Lee Hixson. Upon graduating from Hixson High School, Virginia attended the University of Chattanooga where she received a B.S. degree in education. She was a science teacher for over 20 years in Hamilton County.She was a member of St. Jude Catholic Church.Virginia enjoyed the beauty of nature through camping, hiking and swimming. She loved being outdoors.Survivors include her brother, Thomas (Martha) Hixson; her daughters, Mary St. Clair, Beth Spearman, Charlene St. Clair and Paula Luscinski; son-in-laws, Gene Luscinski, Nate Warner and Charlie Spearman; grandchildren, Chris Luscinski, William Smedley, Heather Smedley, Elizabeth Brager and her husband Doug Brager; several nieces and nephews. A funeral mass will be conducted at 11:00 AM, Thursday, July 12, 2012 in the funeral home chapel. Interment will follow in Hamilton Memorial Gardens, Hixson.The family will receive friends for visitation from 4-7 p.m. on Wednesday, July 11, 2012, at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Hospice of Chattanooga or St. Jude Childrens Hospital.Condolences and memories may be shared with the family by visiting www.hamiltonfuneraloptions.com.Arrangements are by Hamilton Funeral Home & Cremation Services; 4506 Hixson Pike at Hamill Road. 423-531-3975.