Virginia (Ginger) Reinhard
Our beloved Mother Virginia (Ginger) Reinhard of Maple Valley passed away on September 15th, 2014 after fighting a tough battle with pancreatic cancer, she was 78. Born in Nebraska to Walter and Berdene Perkins.
After her father got out of the Navy he moved his young family to Newport, Oregon. During her school years she traveled the country winning many medals in roller skating and becoming the only girl in her division to win the gold medal two years in a row. After becoming 1st runner as Miss Lincoln County and graduating high school, she moved to Salem, OR where she met and married her husband Ernie Reinhard. They moved to Seattle to both work at Boeing. Soon they moved out of the city to Covington where they raised their 3 children on a small farm with horses and cows. During the 60’s she became a leader of the 4-H group ~The Flying Mustangs ~ Then in the 70’s Mom started work as a travel agent and got to travel the world. She spent several months with a favorite cousin Dixie Covington in Switzerland. She eventually wound up owning “The Country Corner” a gas station and convenience store in Enumclaw next to the auction barn. She really enjoyed the friendly, loyal customers she had for many years. Her passion was watching hockey and baseball, her garden, painting, listening to her grand kids and nephews talk of their school sporting events and trips to Cabelas.
She leaves behind her 3 children Kathy Forcum (Gary), Tony Reinhard (Lisa) an Don Reinhard (Monica) her grandchildren Rheannon, Aaron, Thomas, Trey and JayDe, her great grandchildren Madeline, Matthew Charlie, and Miles, her brother Jeff Perkins (Connie) nephews Justin (daughter; Autumn) Cory and Brandon (Tina) daughter; Maliya a niece Terri O’Hara. Preceded in death by her parents and sister Barbara O’Hara.
Ginger’s grave site service is going to be held October 11th at Haven of Rest cemetery 8503 Hwy 16 in Gig Harbor at 11:00 with a celebration of life gathering at her daughter’s home in Gig Harbor after the service.