Virginia Ferguson Ean|
Virginia F. Ean (Ginny) passed away quietly on Sunday morning, December 22, 2013 in Redmond, WA.
Ginny was born in Lexington, MA in January 1927 and was the eldest of Roy and Eva Ferguson's six children. She wasn't the typical New England girl as she attended the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, one of seven women in her class, and graduated in 1947 with a Bachelor's degree in Chemistry.
At MIT, she met and married Robert B. Hildebrand in 1948. She worked for Monsanto and then moved to Seattle in 1949 when Bob accepted an aeronautical engineering position at Boeing.
Ginny was the proud mother of three children, Bruce, David and Susan. In 1955 they built a beautiful home in the Seward Park area. Showcasing her talents, Ginny did much of the electrical wiring and painting in the new house.
Ginny dedicated much of her life to service as: a leader of the Plymouth Church Youth Group, a Campfire Girl leader, a PTA President, Orthopedic Guild member, President of the Seattle Campfire Council, a member of the Seattle Citizens Council, and President of the Resident's Council at Emerald Heights. She also had many hobbies such as knitting, sewing, gardening, tennis, and skiing.
In 1971, her husband, Robert Hildebrand, passed away unexpectedly. Ginny went back to school - receiving her Masters Degree in Public Administration from the University of Washington. She met and married William L. Ean in 1974 and her family grew from three to six children.
In 1996, Bill and Ginny moved from their South Seattle residence to Emerald Heights, Redmond, WA -- where she happily lived out the remainder of her life.
Ginny is preceded in death by her husbands, Robert Hildebrand & William Ean. She is survived by her children, Bruce Hildebrand, David Hildebrand, Susan Hildebrand Pickrell, Rebecca Ean, eight grandchildren (Bryan, Heather, Jana, John, Kevin, Marinna, Miles, and Robert) and one great granddaughter, "Ginny".
A celebration of life will be held on Monday, December 30, at 1:30 p.m. at Emerald Heights, Redmond, WA. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Emerald Heights, or Children's Orthopedic Hospital in Seattle.
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Published in The Seattle Times from Dec. 26 to Dec. 29, 2013