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VIRGINIA LEE (HAZEN) RIS

Ris, Virginia Lee (Hazen) 85, passed away October 8, 2013. She was born in Ottumwa, Iowa to Glenn and Virginia (Hatch) Hazen. Ginni, as she was known by all, graduated from Ottumwa High School and then attended The University of Iowa, earning a degree in English. She married fellow Hawkeye and Olympic gold medalist Walter Ris in 1950 and resided in Iowa City before moving to Alameda, California in 1960. Subsequent moves took Ginni, Wally and their family to Canoga Park and later, to Mission Viejo.

Ginni was a sixty year member of PEO and remained active with the national chapter of her college sorority, Gamma Phi Beta. She enjoyed a long career in property management and her hobbies included ballroom dancing, gardening and traveling.

Ginni is survived by her brother, Dr. John Hazen of Monarch Beach, California; her four children, Greg, Jeff, Julie and John; and her three grandchildren, Derek, Tyler and Valentina.

Memorial services will be held on Saturday, October 12, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. at the San Clemente Presbyterian Church located at 119 N. Avenida De Estrella. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to Cottey College, care of PEO.



Published in Orange County Register on Oct. 11, 2013
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