Virginia Reynolds

1939 - 2013


Virginia Reynolds

Feb. 17, 1939 — May 27, 2013

Virginia “Ginnie” Reynolds, 74, of Milton-Freewater, passed away on May 27, 2013, after a long bout with cancer. A Celebration of Life will be held 2-4 p.m. on Saturday, June 1, 2013, at Ginnie and Chuck’s home at 82192 Highway 11 Milton-Freewater. It is an open house with a special remembrance of her at 3 p.m.

Ginnie was born in Minneapolis, Minn., on Feb. 17, 1939. She graduated from Buchanan High School and continued on to receive a master’s of social work from Western Michigan University.

Ginnie met the love of her life, Chuck Irvine, in high school and they remained companions up to her death.

Ginnie worked in multiple organizations in the social work field. She started a non-profit international adoption agency and assisted with more than 400 adoptions. She was also the clinical operations manager for Lifeways and taught psychology at several community colleges. She enjoyed traveling, gardening and dancing. She was an avid artist, bridge player, Tony Gwynn collector, stained glass artist and teacher. She was also actively involved in the Democratic Party, AAUW, the Iris Society, and various book clubs.

Ginnie is survived by Chuck Irvine; sons Curt and Doug; a brother, Chuck Soules; and 11 grandchildren. She was a wonderful mother, wife, sister, grandmother and a loyal friend.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be given to the American Lung Cancer Society or CaringBridge in her honor. To leave a condolence on-line visit;


Use the comment form below to begin a discussion about this content.

Sign in to comment