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Offered February 8, 2001
Celebrating the life of Agnes L. Colgan.

Patrons-- Marye, Barry, Bolling, Byrne, Chichester, Couric, Edwards, Forbes, Hanger, Hawkins, Houck, Howell, Lambert, Lucas, Marsh, Martin, Maxwell, Miller, K.G., Miller, Y.B., Mims, Newman, Norment, Potts, Puckett, Puller, Quayle, Rerras, Reynolds, Ruff, Saslaw, Stolle, Stosch, Ticer, Trumbo, Wagner, Wampler, Watkins, Whipple and Williams

WHEREAS, Agnes L. Colgan, the wife of Senator Charles J. Colgan and a lifelong champion of the less fortunate, died on January 17, 2001; and

WHEREAS, a native of Frostburg, Maryland, and one of 10 children, Agnes Colgan, a 1946 graduate of Beall High School in Frostburg, married Charles Colgan on June 19, 1948; and

WHEREAS, after moving from Washington, D.C., to Cleveland, and back to Washington and Maryland, the Colgans settled in Manassas in 1964 and founded Colgan Air, Inc., a regional airline headquartered in Manassas; and

WHEREAS, the mother of eight and the grandmother of 21, Agnes Colgan somehow found the time and energy to contribute to the Manassas community, and especially its less-fortunate members, in many ways; and

WHEREAS, Agnes Colgan was one of the founders of the Stonewall Jackson High School Boosters Club and helped to organize the Stonewall Jackson High School After-Prom Party; and

WHEREAS, a charter member of the Urbanna Swim Club, Agnes Colgan was for several years chair of the Red Cross Operation Turkey, which provides food for the less fortunate; and

WHEREAS, Agnes Colgan was a dedicated volunteer with Securing Emergency Resources through Volunteer Efforts (SERVE), which recognized Agnes and Charles Colgan's many years of service in assisting needy families with an award in November 2000; and

WHEREAS, Agnes Colgan was a member of the board of directors of the Prince William Heart Association, a member of the Westgate Women's Club, and a devoted and faithful member of the All Saints Roman Catholic Church; and

WHEREAS, active with B.A.R.N., the Benedictine Aid and Relief for Neighbors, Agnes Colgan served with her husband as chairs of B.A.R.N.'s 2000 Festival of Lights; and

WHEREAS, throughout her exceptionally active life, Agnes Colgan served the roles of wife, mother, grandmother, sibling, aunt, friend, and dedicated community servant with equal commitment, affection, and effectiveness; now, therefore, be it

RESOLVED by the Senate, the House of Delegates concurring, That the General Assembly hereby mourn the passing of a wonderful lady and a fine Virginian, Agnes L. Colgan; and, be it

RESOLVED FURTHER, That the Clerk of the Senate prepare a copy of this resolution for presentation to Senator Charles J. Colgan as an expression of the high regard in which the memory of Agnes L. Colgan is held by the members of the General Assembly.

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