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1932 - 2018 In Memoriam Condolences
VIRGINIA "JEANIE" HEMPING August 21, 1932 ~ April 21, 2018 Virginia "Jeanie" Hemping, aged 86, long-time Richfield resident died April 21, 2018 in Red Bluff Health Center after six years of fragile and declining health. She is survived by her children Lynda Hemping Cahill of Morgan, Utah, Max Hemping II (Carmen) of Richfield, Craig Hemping (Janet) of Chico and Casey Hemping (Roberta) of Richfield. She is also survived by her sister, Helen Meyers of Red Bluff. Jeanie is preceded in death by her husband of over 50 years, Max W. Hemping in 2015; one brother, Bill Privett of Gerber; and a sister, Marilyn Privett of Corning. Jeanie was born August 21, 1932 in Pomona, California to Mary and Robert Privett. She attended Corning schools and married Max just after World War ll. The Hempings settled in Richfield with their family in the early 1950s. In addition to raising four children and being something of a miracle-worker in making a dollar stretch, Jeanie was active in the school parent organizations and taught 4-H food preparation classes. Jeanie worked hard all her life. She worked at a variety of jobs from seasonal agricultural work in a variety of crops to health care as an aide in local hospitals and later in the home health care field. Family was central to Jeanie's life and joys from 10 grandchildren, 23 great-grandchildren and 2 great-great-grandchildren. She leaves behind as "Aunt Jeanie" a score of beloved nieces and nephews. Jeanie also leaves a few very close women friends she kept over the years and with whom she shared much. The family will always remember "Nana Beans" gingersnaps and seven kinds of pie at Thanksgiving. Jeanie had artistic talents and her calligraphy graced many local diplomas. She enjoyed poetry and could recite several poems as well as teaching several generations the Three Little Fishies song. Many good memories revolve around camping at Hole-in-the-Ground, spring Crappie fishing and poker games. Jeanie was valued by all ages for hearing and keeping confidences and she had a matchmaking streak with the wisdom of "Nothing ventured; nothing gained." The family would like to thank the staff of Red Bluff Health Center for their attentive and affectionate care. Thank you to niece, Lynn who visited often and kept Jeanie's room festively decorated for every season and brought cheer and love in her visits. An especially sincere thank you to Max Hemping ll, as a devoted son, who visited his mother 4-5 days a week over six yearstruly an act of love. Donations in lieu of flowers may be made to . Graveside services are scheduled for Friday, April 27 10:00a.m.Tehama Cemetery.
Published in Daily News on Apr. 25, 2018
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