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Virgina Kathryn McMaster
10/04/1928 — 04/18/2019
From Richland, Washington | Born in Madera, Pennsylvania
Virgina Kathryn McMaster
Virginia “Ginny” K. McMaster, 90, passed away peacefully with family by her side on April 18, 2019 in Richland, WA. Ginny was born, October 4, 1928 in Madera, PA to Benoni and Ferdina Jopling. Ginny was raised and graduated from high school in Houtzdale, PA.
Ginny moved to Richland, WA in 1949 to be with family and work as a secretary in the nuclear field. This is where she would meet and marry her loving husband of 65 years. She married Jack McMaster on February 22, 1950; from 1950-1971 she raised her children and continued to work in the secretarial field. In 1971, Ginny and Jack sold their home and moved to Sitka, Alaska where she volunteered at Sheldon Jackson College. In 1974, Ginny and Jack returned to Richland, WA where she went to work for Battelle Northwest until her retirement in 1985.
Ginny had a love for Christ and was a long-time member of Westside Church. She enjoyed traveling with Jack. They traveled to many places including the Holy Land, Hawaii, Japan, and made many trips to Alaska. She loved to garden and play scrabble with Jack. She loved her family very much.
Ginny is preceded in death by her husband Jack and mother Ferdina. Ginny is survived by her son Gordon (Chris) McMaster, Richland, WA; daughter Marsha Dandrea; granddaughters: Stacy (Scott) Atchison, Pasco, WA and Miranda Sheridan, Las Vegas, NV; grandsons: Gordon (Stephanie) McMaster II, Kennewick, WA and Shane Sheridan, Las Vegas, NV; great-grandchildren: Kadell, Michael, Austin, Bailey, Nathan, Cloee, MaKayla, Paisley, and Samantha. She is also survived by nieces, nephews, and many friends.
At Ginny’s request there will be no public services. Einan’s at Sunset is handling arrangements.
We remember with gratitude our relationship to Ginny. She was a dear friend and an important partner in ministry at West Side Church. She was a great blessing to us.
It was such an honor to know Mrs. McMasters I have so many wonderful childhood memories to cherish. She was such a sweet lady and I will miss her but think of he often. Gordie and Marsha and families, I will keep all of you in my prayers.
We were blessed through years of friendship with both Ginny and Jack; eating breakfast, visits in their home, praying together. Both were wonderful story tellers of life and their adventures walking through it. We rejoice Ginny has been met by Jesus who has prepared a place for her. We pray for comfort for her family.