Virginia (Ginia) Rae Garner, age 71, passed away peacefully December 5th, 2019 in a Fort Worth hospital after a sudden illness. She was born October 13th, 1948 in Colorado City, Texas to Tommy and Dortheil Garner. She loved and married her boss and friend, James Bryan Eubanks in 1978 and he preceded her in death in 1994.
Ginia is survived by her sister and oldest friend, Sue Myers of Thorofare, N.J.; children and their spouses, Lanetta and Roy Varner of Ranger and Tresa and Barry Fleitman of Denison; fur babies, Doggie, Itty and Lena; grandchildren Reagan Gamble of San Angelo and Riley Gamble of Bridgeport; nephew, Charles Tate of Abilene and niece, Sharon & Gil Damon and family of West Deptford, NJ; a special cousin, Dixie Hewitt of San Saba; a best friend, Debbie Moore of Pearland; and many other friends she truly loved and adored. She was preceded in death by her parents, sisters, Nell Tate and Mary Tom Seibert and a grandson, Seth Simmons.
Ginia was a feisty lady who was always concerned how she looked and took lots of time with her clothing and hair. She served as the elementary homeroom mother and often became the ‘crush’ for the little boys in the classroom. One year, she helped earn a Girl Scout badge selling the most cookies for the local troop because her oldest refused to ask anyone to buy cookies. She was a hard worker and earned her nursing degree at the age of 47 in 1995 after overcoming bladder cancer. She was a two time cancer survivor and later in life struggled with many health conditions but didn’t allow them to stop her going, just slowed her down a bit.
Ginia donated her body to science. She said she would be the ‘perfect’ study and pitied whoever got her because there was so much to observe. A Celebration of Life will be held in the spring since she detested the cold weather. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to C.A.R.E, PO Box 353, Mingus, TX 76463 or www.care4rescue.com or Lake Leon Baptist Church in Eastland.
The family is so very thankful for all of the prayers and kindness shown during this time. It’s going to be difficult not having her around but she’s finally dancing with no more pain.