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Virginia Bowens "Ginger" Isom

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Virginia Bowens Isom

SALEM, N.Y. -- Virginia “Ginger” Bowens Isom, 54, died on Sunday, Nov. 12, 2006 after a courageous battle with cancer. She was the beloved wife of Andrew Lewis Isom.

Born Dec. 26, 1951, in Perry, Ga., she was the daughter of R. C. Bowens of Miami, Fla., and Mary Whitfield Kendrick of Perry, Ga. She earned her Bachelor’s Degree at FAMU in Tallahassee, Fla., and completed her Master’s Degree in speech pathology at Florida State.

Ginger and a group of friends moved to the Cambridge-Salem area in 1980. She worked as a speech pathologist for Washington-Saratoga-Warren-Hamilton-Essex BOECS, celebrating 25 years on July 7 of this year, as well as having a private practice through the Public Health Department. For several years she ran an exercise studio in Cambridge. Ginger was a member of the Bachur Fellowship in Salem.

She was devoted to her family, her fellowship and her work.

Along with her husband and parents, she is survived by two wonderful children, Anea K. and Issac L. Isom of Salem; four stepchildren, Lashaun Isom of Buffalo, Andrew Isom of California, Germaine Isom of Gansevoort and Tracey Ism of Wilmington, N.C.; nine siblings, Evonne McGee of Perry, Ga., Ralph Whitfield, Ronette Greese, Terry L. Kendrick, Katrina Nobel, all of Atlanta, Ga., Pamela Saffo of Tallahassee, Fla., Sandra Bowens of Atlanta, Terry Bowens and Kathy Sherman both of Miami; special friends, Ora and Ed Perkins of Salem, John Budlaw of Pinehurst Ga., and Norma Hill of Baltimore, Md., the Bachur Family and many nieces and nephews.

Friends and relatives are invited to call on Thursday, Nov. 16, 2006, from 4 to 7 p.m., at the Ackley & Ross Funeral Home, 73 West Main Street, Cambridge. A funeral service will be held on Friday, Nov. 17 at 10 a.m. at the Bachur Fellowship, State Route 22.

The family requests memorial donations be made to the Salem Rescue Squad, Salem, NY 12865.
Published in Bennington Banner on Nov. 13, 2006
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