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Virginia A. "Gini" Colvig Obituary
Virginia A. Colvig "Gini" Gini passed away peacefully at her home in Whitley Heights, Hollywood, on May 25, 2015 at the age of 92. Gini was a native of Highland Park, Michigan. She attended Wayne State University and had a career as a buyer for the exclusive Himelhochs Department Store in Detroit. In 1955, she came to California and married Vance Colvig, Jr, a character actor and host of many children's television shows. In 1962, Gini and Vance moved to one of the historic homes in Whitley Heights. She was President of the Whitley Heights Civic Association three times and served on its board for 23 years. For 25 years, she volunteered at the Motion Picture Television Fund "Cinema Glamour Shop" on La Brea. At one time, Gini also served as Treasurer for LA City Councilwoman, Peggy Stevenson. Gini was equally a homebody, who loved the artistry of decorating her house and doing handicrafts, and a traveler, who dashed off regularly to visit friends and attend family events around the country. She noted in 1999, she had traveled to 5 weddings, 2 baby showers and 2 funerals. Her generous spirit will be missed by Vance Colvig III, his wife Janice and her granddaughter, Cortney, Helen Colvig, and her nephew Bruce Spears and Nancy Hobbs of Michigan. Our dear hospitably Gini, who could find humor in almost everything, also leaves many, many beloved friends, nieces, nephews, great & great great nieces & cousins. Memorial Service to be held in the Old North Church at Forest Lawn, Hollywood on Saturday, June 27, 2015 at 12 noon.
Published in the Los Angeles Times from June 6 to June 7, 2015
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