Virginia Fournier, 99, longtime OB resident and volunteer
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Virginia (Ginger) Fournier, a longtime Ocean Beach resident, passed peacefully on June 14 in Washington State after living with her daughter Suzie (Fournier) Long and husband Jay for three years.

Virginia was born July 3, 1915 in San Diego and buried at Fort Rosecrans Cemetery with her husband, Paul Fournier, on July 1, 2014.

She was 99.

Ginger graduated from Point Loma High School, was a cheerleader and played sports, graduating in 1934. Ginger was an avid roller skater (where she met Paul). Ginger and Paul have two daughters, Pauline (Buff) Breeding of Alpine and Suzie Long of Oak Harbor, Wash.

Ginger was also an avid bowler, a longtime Girl Scout leader and lifetime member of the San Diego In Door Sports Club, an organization to help physically challenged adults. Ginger spent many years volunteering at the Ocean Beach Community Center, organized and volunteered during many parades and activities.

Ginger was a member of the San Diego Clown Club and many other organizations throughout her life. She was a giving individual, loving wife, mother and friend.

Ginger married Paul in 1937. Paul was a career Navy man and the couple spent its first few years traveling to different duty stations until 1949 when they purchased their home in Ocean Beach. Ginger and Paul returned to Ocean Beach in 1954. Paul was returning home for a two-year shore duty stint and promotion to commander when an explosion happened aboard the USS Bennington, which killed 100 men, including Paul.

Ginger remained a widow, raising two daughters, enjoying her five grandchildren, 13 greatgrandchildren and three great-greatgrandchildren. Ginger was well liked for her smile and friendly, kind personality to all. She is missed. 
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