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Virginia Alexandra Billhimer, 60, of Silver Spring MD peacefully passed away at her home on Saturday, April 13, 2013, after a courageous battle with breast cancer. "Ginny" was surrounded by her loving children and husband Edwin "Win" Billhimer with whom she celebrated 25 years of marriage on February 29 of this year. Ginny was the proud mother of four children: Philip, Ben, Nick and Madeline, as well as two step-children: Sherri and Shipley, and seven grandchildren: Julianna, Philip, Aubrey, Dillan, AJ, Klimo and Xander. Virginia was born in Edinborough, Scotland on July 1, 1952 to Margaret Doris Steward and Victor Herbert Steward. She is survived by loving siblings Victoria Markus, Veronica Steward and Robert Steward. At the age of 3 Ginny and her family traveled to America on the Queen Elizabeth, arriving on May 15, 1956. Ginny grew up in Silver Spring, MD, graduating from Montgomery Blair High School in 1970, after which she was a successful paralegal secretary. She continued to raise her family in Silver Spring, where she was actively involved in Montgomery County volunteer programs and PTA for over 20 years, where she met her husband Win. In 1995, Virginia became a proud citizen of the United States of America. With her children and husband, Ginny was a dedicated member of the American Originals Fife and Drum Corp. Virginia's home on Sunnyside Rd was a welcoming space where she warmed the hearts of many with her wisdom and gourmet meals. Ginny enjoyed books, music, and spending time with her family in Ocean City, MD. A Celebration of Virginia's life will be held on Saturday April 20 at 602 Sligo Ave from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. In lieu of flowers, please send donations in honor of Virginia Billhimer to The Old Blair Auditorium Project: Online condolences can be made at  

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Published in The Washington Post on Apr. 17, 2013.
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April 13, 2021
Dear Ginny,
We all have been weathering the year, including my 94-year old mother who did get covid (plus multiple hospitalizations). We have been blessed. Helen and Jean have had current health scares, but Charlene's long prayer list does seem to have successes. I miss you so much.
Love always,
Arna Rubman
April 11, 2020
Dear Ginny,

There is a new Little Women movie. (I haven't seen it yet.) Remember when we read that together? I miss you so much.

Love always,
Arna Rubman
April 15, 2019
Dear Ginny,
You will be holding Nick's first child, Sweet Lizzy, far too early. Profound sorrow.
Aunt Louise succumbed to her cancer in October. My dad passed in January. I miss you so much.
Love always,
Arna Rubman
June 17, 2013
To Phil, in honor of your Mom. Phil I only know you, but not your mother. She raised a fine son. I'm sure she was proud of you. My condolences Phil.
Terry Perry
May 14, 2013
This world has lost one of its brightest, strongest, warmest lights. Our deepest condolences to Ginny's family and friends. You are all in our thoughts and prayers. Mary and Mike Morris and Family
May 5, 2013
I Love You, "Gin," my FFB -- Forever- Friend Blessing.
Arna Rubman Berkowitz
April 21, 2013
To all of Ginny's family, I only met Ginny in Edinburgh when she was very young, we grew apart as our families followed different paths.
My condolences go out to her family in this sad time.
Cousin Bob Grove
Bob Grove
April 19, 2013
Top - Rob & Ginny Christmas Day 1964 / Bottom - left to right, Sparky, Ginny, Mum, Rob & Nicki ~ Assateague Island, June 1963
I am still mourning the loss of my Sister Ginny. Saturday April 13th, 2013 in the very early hours of the morning, the Good Lord brought my Sister Ginny home. She was reunited with me Mum & Dad, many several other family members and friends, and beloved family pets which crossed over the Rainbow Bridge and came running to greet her lovingly.

Ginny's long and very fiercely fought battle with cancer was very challenging. Our whole family in addition to so several many dear friends will miss her greatly. Ginny was the second Mom to so many of her kids friends, and always happy to provide food, shelter, life lessons advise and any assistance which may be needed. A quality learned from our Mum & Dad, just as her husband Edwin (Win) learned from his own family. Together both Win and Ginny were Angels on Earth volunteering and contributing time, effort and money to several important causes. The tradition will continue. I guess that the "Best Mum In The World" torch passed from me Mum to Ginny many decades ago.

While I will miss my Sister Ginny, her impression, advice and influence on the world around all of us will remain a standard in helping all those who knew her. She saved / rescued me more times then I can count on one hand in several sticky situations. Many others than me also. Ginny remains so vivid and vibrant in my memory. Just as Mum & Dad are. Thanks for reading. Say a prayer for yours and light a candle. Another Angel has been born. Saint Virginia.
Rob & Jeannie Steward
April 18, 2013
My sincere condolences to your family during this grievous time. God, who is a refuge and strength, provides abundantly during difficult times. May God give you the peace and comfort you need to endure the days ahead.

C Johnson
April 18, 2013
I was so deeply sad to hear of the passing of Ginny. She was a special lady. Our deepest condolences; and much love to the entire family.
-Bruce & Holly Packett
Bruce Packett
April 18, 2013
Ginny was an angel. In her household, everyone was welcome, everyone was understood, everyone was accepted, everyone was loved. She exemplified life in every sense and created space for those around her to "grow their own way." In the end, she fought courageously and was the leader of a kind of family I hope we all can experience someday, if just for a moment. You could be yourself around her, because her heart was full of nothing but love. She will greatly be missed.
Andrew Samples
April 18, 2013
Dear Billhimer Family: We are so sorry for your loss.
We will always remember Ginny's/ your Mom's youthful Spirit and beauty. It was and will remain an inspiration!!!
Your Drum Corps friends, Gene and Karen McGuire (Denver, CO)
April 18, 2013
Our sincere condolences to the extended family. Losing a matriarch is heavy lost. Find strength in each other, in the love she had for all of you.
Joe Gonzalez
April 17, 2013
Ginny was a mom to many beyond her immediate family. Her warmth, wisdom, and sparkling personality will be remembered with much affection. All my love to the Billhimer family- you are in my thoughts.
Anuja Shah
April 17, 2013
While it is sad to lose a loved one - especially one as beloved as Ginny - it is wonderful to have known her and to be able to celebrate the life she lived. . . . .those who knew Ginny will not forget her; they loved her as she loved them - with her whole heart.
Phyllis Jacoby
April 17, 2013
My thoughts go out to my friend Phil and his extended family. I hope in time you can find some peace.

John Dillow
April 17, 2013
I can't believe our Ginny is gone. My heart is so heavy for my dear friend Win and their the Kids.

I will cherish all the memories I've shared with her and her family. All the laughter, when we were together there was so much laughter. Jenny was smart, decent, fun and a classy woman. Her life, their marriage and friendship was a tribute. How fortunate we are to have known her. God has another Angel in his Heavenly color guard. Ginny we already miss you Dear.
Sandra Lubbes
April 17, 2013
On the Chesapeake 1972, Mom & Dooey
I miss you Mom.
Philip "Dooey" Jacoby
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