Virginia Sue Pierce Izbicki

Date of Birth

December 28, 1950

Date of Death

December 6, 2023

City of Death

Santa Barbara

Virginia Sue Pierce Izbicki passed away peacefully in Santa Barbara, California on December 6th 2023. She was 72 years old.

Virginia was born to Robert Lowell Pierce and Mary Frances Phillips Pierce and grew up in Dallas. She studied art at the University of Texas in Austin, at the Sorbonne in Paris and in Florence.

Virginia lived for 34 years in Maui, where she owned and operated Odyssey House, a successful import business. She also worked as a real estate professional for many years. As a talented singer and musician she had performed professionally.

An accomplished fine artist, resident in Santa Barbara for the last six years, Virginia’s pastels and watercolors were exhibited at the Faulkner Gallery and Gallery 113. She was a member of the Santa Barbara Art Association and the Goleta Art Association. Her work was also exhibited at The Village Gallery in Lahaina and the Maui Hui No’eau Visual Arts Center, as well as in Dallas, Austin and Puerto Vallarta.

Virginia was a generous and loving person who touched the lives of many with her smile and grace. She volunteered for many years at the Ka Hale A Ke Ola homeless shelter in Wailuku, Maui to which memorial donations may be sent.

She is survived by husband, Mark, and his son Nik; her brothers Robert and Tommy and their children, her sister Mary Frances Turner, and her stepmother, Carole Pierce. She will be sorely missed.


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