Fyfe, 71, passed away January 18, 2006. She was born in Muncie, IN the
second child of four. She is survived by her husband Donald and
siblings Malcolm, Willoughby, her husband Norman, Dennis and his wife
Jerri. She is also survived by her children David, Matthew, his wife
Coleen, Tracy, her husband Howard, Gail, her husband John. Also her
five grandchildren, Justin, Kristen, Stephanie, Kathryn and Alexander.
Ginny, as she was known, grew up in Muncie. She married Don on Palm
Sunday, 1954. In 1963 the family moved to Phoenix where Ginny finished
her degree in nursing. She retired as section chief of AT&T's
cable plant Medical Department with 20 years of service. While working,
she earned her MBA, at the University of Phoenix. Ginny loved
researching her lineage, building up and maintaining her website that
focused on Delaware and its surrounding counties in Indiana,
http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~acorntree/ and traveling to
her ancestral lands, Scotland and Ireland. Some of her fondest things
were: 1950 Ford (Red Ruby), sleepovers with the grandkids, holidays
with family, camping with the big blue van, summer vacations to
Indiana, the Phoenix Suns, expertly sewing anything & backyard
Birdwatching. She also enjoyed reading eBay, decorating, Whataburger,
and the movies the Gladiator and A Christmas Story. Ginny also made the
best mashed potatoes and gravy. She will be missed more than words can
visitation and memorial service will be on Monday, January 23, 9:00 AM
at First Southern Baptist Church of Avondale, 1001 N. Central Ave. in
Avondale. The burial will follow immediately at Resthaven Memorial
Cemetery at 63rd Avenue and Northern.
March 5, 2005
Ann (Thornburg) Grider, Muncie, IN
I am just stunned. I e-mailed Virginia in December. She said she would
get back with me after the first of the year. My grandmother Onedia
(Gibson) Thornburg is "I think the 4th or 5th" great granddaughter of
Garrett Gibson. I found many names that corresponded with Virginia's
genealogy. I think we are a missing branch off of her information. I
made a promise to my grandmother that I would continue the family
history that she and my grandpa started. My grandmother passed away
August 15, 2005. If anyone in her family is continuing the awesome work
that Virginia started, I would love to correspond with them. I am so
sorry for your great loss. Her dedication will live on forever.
Shirley (S) says:
They say the good die young. V is proof of that. My days are much
lonlier without the frequent contact I had with Virginia. Odd how you
never really accept these things but good that V will always live in my
heart. She would want it that way. We've suffered a great loss in her
work on the websites, the ever friendly help and contributions she
proffered and her positive attitude even in the face of stacks of work.
What a grand example she was in so many ways. I miss her. I always
will. Cheers, my friend. Catch you on the other side.
Jill in Md
Ginny and I corresponded several times, as we were both researching the
same Lenox/ Brown families, and on a trip to Phoenix a few years ago we
were finally able to meet at my cousin's home. She was such a nice lady
and I really enjoyed our visit . I am so sorry for your loss,
Virginia ( V ) on the Delaware County Email List, a few years ago, she
was always so friendly and helpful.
We both became County Coordinators for the INGenWeb Project for
neighboring counties about the same time and would share ideas and
thoughts on designs for the websites.
If I had a problem I could send an email to V and she would always try
and help me solve it or try to cheer me up!
I finally got to meet her in person at the Delaware County Genfest, and
I thank God I was given the chance to meet such a wonderful caring
V was very dedicated to her genealogy websites. She did a wonderful job
on the Delaware County site, and I know she had many more plans for the
site that were to come, if God would have granted her a little more
time on this side of eternity.
Virginia will be greatly missed by all who knew her. Her family and
friends are in my thoughts and prayers.
INGenWeb Volunteer Coordinator
Randolph County IN http://www.rootsweb.com/~inrandol/
Rootsweb Admin. Inrandol-L@rootsweb.com
January 24, 2006
sympathy to the family. We do not understand the reasons for having to
give up, on this earth, someone we love or care about. No words can
help ease the pain, only the comfort of Jesus can do that. It sounds
like you were very much loved by Virginia. I did not know her, only
knew of her through the web site. We will all miss Virginia and her
eagerness to be of help to anyone who ask. May God be with you and help
ease the pain and loss you feel at this time.
Margaret in ARK, firstname.lastname@example.org.
January 24, 2006
Am sorry I never me her but she was so nice to get me on the Delaware
County website and helped me to meet Gina and her Mother. Please
accept my sincere condolences, she did so much for our genealogy.
Jeff Bright, MichiganFarmboy@horsemail.com
I just opened my emails about Ginny and cant believe she is gone. Ginny
and I talked a great deal through emails and on MSN messenger for quite
a few years now. She helped me research my family line and taught me a
great deal about how to research a family line. I could have never did
it without her! We spoke of my family, gardening, and always, of her
grandchild. In time we found while researching my family line, that we
were even related. I spoke with her just last week and she was telling
me she was going into the hospital for test. I wished her well and we
ended the same way we always did when we spoke, "have a great day, see
you soon". I never guessed that would be the last time I would ever
speak with her. My heart goes out to her family. She was a wonderful,
caring lady and will missed greatly by those of us who were blessed to
call her "friend".
Lori Godlove-Frazier, email@example.com
A few years back, I started to look into the Godlove history. Without
Virginia's help I wouldn't have been as far as I am now. She went out
and took pictures of the Godlove cemetery for me, sent me pictures of
the stones and personally wrote on the back of each picture what each
stone said. She informed me that she had lived next to the old farm
when she was growing up, which she also sent me pictures of. I felt a
connection to her. Someday I hope I can help someone like she has me.