Virginia Crain "Giny" Hogan
1952 - 2020
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Virginia "Giny" Crain Hogan
Giny was born October 5, 1952 in Houston, Texas to Virginia "Dawsie" and F. Carter Crain. She attended The Kinkaid School in Houston and graduated from Rosemary Hall, Greenwich, Connecticut. After studying art at Rhode Island School of Design and California College of the Arts, Giny moved to Galveston Island. Giny enjoyed creating art, taking long roadtrips, and listening to Bruce Springsteen. She loved sunsets, particularly over Offats Bayou. So, when you see a sunset, think of her.
She is survived by her husband, Walter John Hogan; daughter, Ruth Hogan; son, Mills Hogan and wife Elissa; grandchildren, Jesse Hogan and Deanna Hogan; siblings, Kathy Crain, Carter Crain and wife Marianne, Jim Crain and wife Nadene, and Mark Crain and partner Linda Allen; sisters-in-law, Susan Freeland, Jane Hamilton, Tina Hogan-Schmid, and Barbara Hogan; nieces and nephews Alison Smith Christensen and husband John, Brian Patrick Smith and wife Elizabeth, Karina Cascadden, Davis Crain and wife Allie, Jameson Crain and wife Paige, numerous great-nieces and nephews, cousins, and friends.
Until an in-person service can be held safely, a virtual memorial service will be held on Sep 19, 2020 02:00 PM Central Time. Please contact Malloy & Son Funeral Home at or call 409-763-2475 for information about the service. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Galveston Arts Center.

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Published in Houston Chronicle on Sep. 13, 2020.
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September 15, 2020
As the days and weeks pass, and as you return to life's routine, may you continue to feel comforted by the love and support of family and friends.
September 15, 2020
Giny was a great and loyal friend who was always gracious and generous with her time. She dearly loved her family which was everything to her...that and Bruce Springsteen. Whenever I saw her following a period of absence, it was always like we just visited yesterday. Everything was ok and going to be ok.

She once shared an oriental salad recipe which was terrific. We named it the Giny Hogan Salad which I will share with you if you email me at ( with Giny Hogan in the subject line. I know she would not object to sharing her recipe. While her passing was sudden and unexpected, she left us all with many happy memories to hold on to. She will be missed; we loved her as a dear friend. I am comforted with the knowledge she will be at every Bruce Springsteen concert forever after, amen.
Jody Larriviere
September 14, 2020
We’ve had some fun over the years! I am sorry we won’t get to be the oldest season pass holders at Schlitterbahn. Thank you for being my friend, I will miss you!
Diane Barrett
September 14, 2020
Giny was always smiling and fun to be around. I got to know her working with her husband Walter at Tom's Thumb Nursery in Galveston. We discovered we had many Houston friends in common and had most likely crossed paths years before when she worked at Ouisie's on Sunset Blvd. I am blessed to have known Giny and will miss her smiling face.
Karl Lewis
September 13, 2020
Was about to call for a review of the new Springsteen album. Such a lovely person and such good memories.
Linda K and Steve Sucher
September 13, 2020
Ginny you are such a sweet soul. Watch over all of us from Heaven. Thank you for the fun time in Acapulco, Mexico and the beach in Galveston.
Maggie Hindman
September 13, 2020
I miss her every day. I find myself wanting to tell her or ask her something continually.
Jim Crain
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