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Virginia L. "Jinny" King

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Virginia L. "Jinny" King Obituary
VIRGINIA L. (JINNY) KING Passed away peacefully in her sleep the morning of December 10, 2012 after 92 years filled with all the challenges and joys of life, having blessed those around her with her humor, caring and love. Born in 1920 to Marguerite & Robert Vining, Jinny grew up in Kankakee, IL, attended Eureka College, and married Don R. King, MD, in Chicago in 1942. They lived in Long Beach, CA for much of her life, and she received her degree in Nursing after her children were "launched," practicing as an office RN, and volunteer Red Cross Nurse which she continued after relocating to Hemet. Her service with the Red Cross and the Assistance League meant a great deal to her. She was a sculptor, potter and weaver, and enjoyed studying with Native American artists of So. Calif and New Mexico. She held a special relationship with the Ramona Pageant and its history. Jinny also had a strong and abiding Christian faith throughout life that helped shape family values of service to others. Her favorite passage was Psalms 121:1-2. She was widowed prematurely in 1980, and later joined family in Sun City, AZ and Rochester, NY. She returned to her beloved California in 2008, near Ft. Bragg where the couple had planned to retire part of each year. She is survived by her three children - daughter Dale L. Phelps (Gualala, CA); sons Don R. King (Irvine, CA) and Stephen King (Seattle, WA); five grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. The family plans to hold a private summer Celebration of Jinny's life in her beloved Sierra, where she always found her inspiration and peace.
Published in Press-Enterprise on Feb. 1, 2013
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