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LUPTON, VIRGINIA L. On November 15, 2012, Virginia "Ginny" Latham Lupton, surrounded by family and friends, went home to her Heavenly Father. Virginia was born in Hanford, CA, to Dr. Charles C. Latham, DDS and Helen McIlvaine Latham. Her family moved to Coronado, CA, where she attended school, participated in youth swimming and rode her horse. She graduated from Coronado HS in 1942 and attended University of Arizona. When the war started, she returned to Coronado and worked at North Island. Virginia met her future husband, 1STLT Edward I Lupton, USMC, while riding the bus to work. They fell in love and were married in Yuma, Arizona on November 20, 1943. They made their first home in El Centro, California, where Ed was a flight instructor. After Ed left for the war, Ginny again returned to Coronado as a military wife and was close to family when their first child was born a year later. During their many moves with the Marine Corps, they raised four children and had many adventures. Ginny enjoyed being with her friends and family, participating in her Bible studies, reading, sewing and knitting. She is survived by her husband of 69 years, and her children, Elizabeth "Bonnie" (Mike) Jordan; Edward I, Jr. "Ward"; Stephen C. "Steve" (Sandy); and Patricia "Pat" (Andrea) Beri; seven grandchildren and fourteen great-grandchildren; plus several cousins, nieces and nephews. They all remember fun times with GGma/Aunt Virginia, as do the many friends she had all over the world. She is predeceased by her sister Elizabeth "Betsy" Latham Allen and her parents. Virginia would tell all of us now, "Do not stand at my grave and cry, I am not there; I did not die." A private memorial service will be held at a future date. In lieu of flowers, please donate in her name to Elizabeth Hospice, 150 W. Crest Street, Escondido, CA 92025.

Published in U-T San Diego on Nov. 22, 2012
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