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Virginia 'Ginger' Cross

September 23, 1937 October 10, 2014
Virginia 'Ginger' Cross
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Obituary for Virginia 'Ginger' Cross
Virginia 'Ginger' Cross, age 77, passed away on Oct. 10, after a courageous battle with cancer. Ginger was born at her family's home in Wilkinsburg, Pennsylvania, the daughter of Raymond Whalen and Ruth Gillepsie Whalen. Ginger was the youngest of four children. She married Robert Cross Sr. when she was only 17 years of age and enjoyed 50 years of marriage before his death in 2004. Ginger retired in 1999 after 30 years of employment with the Vacaville Unified School District. She was an active member at Bethany Lutheran Church and volunteered at the food closet with FISH where she assembled bags of food and assisted with the Thanksgiving and Christmas food baskets for those less fortunate. Ginger is survived by her children, Jim Cross (Patti), Robert Cross Jr., Karen (Ken) Hiemke; eight grand- children, Brandon Adcock, Allison Adcock Sanchez, Bob Cross, Aaron Cross, Emily Cross Martinsen, Tamara Cross, Jennie Rae Hiemke and Kendal Hiemke. She also leaves her beloved canine companion, Lucy. She was predeceased by her husband, Robert Cross Sr.; daughter, Donna Cross Adcock and her three siblings. A celebration of life will be held, Wednesday, Oct. 15 at 2 p.m., at McCune Garden Chapel. In lieu of flowers please make donations to Vaca Fish 40 Eldridge Ave., Vacaville, CA 95688 or SPCA 2200 Peabody Road, Vacaville, CA 95687.
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