Virginia Tews

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Celebration of Life

Starts:
Sat, February 24, 2024, 1:00 pm
Ends:
Sat, February 24, 2024, 2:00 pm
Location:
Einan’s At Sunset Funeral Home
915 Bypass Highway Bldg. H Richland, WA 99352

Interment

Starts:
Sat, February 24, 2024, 2:00 pm
Ends:
Sat, February 24, 2024, 3:00 pm
Location:
Sunset Gardens
915 Bypass Highway, Richland, WA 99352

Reception

Starts:
Sat, February 24, 2024, 3:00 pm
Ends:
Sat, February 24, 2024, 5:00 pm
Location:
Einan’s At Sunset Funeral Home
915 Bypass Highway Bldg. H Richland, WA 99352

Virginia Tews

Virginia “Ginny” Rae (Crosby) Tews, 4/25/1936- 2/6/2024

Ginny’s life has been a long history of contribution, support, and a strong Northwest background.
Her road to the Tri-Cities began in Kooskia, ID. Leaving there at a young age to move to Portland, where her father relocated for work during WWII. Following his trade as a union pipefitter, the family moved again some years later to arrive in Benton City in 1949.
Active in sports and 4H club during Junior High and High School at Kiona Benton, she made many friends who remained close throughout her life. Reaching adulthood, she went to work, like many in the area, at the Hanford Project. Working in the laboratories, she gained her financial independence. She bought her first car, a Robins Egg Blue 1957 Chevy, and eventually a small Pre-Fab in Richland.
Her work also introduced her to something more. She met her future husband Walter Tews in those same labs, and they were married in April 1963. Athletic hobbies were never far away. Ginny was an accomplished bowler, and soon she took up golf with the help of Wally in the mid 60’s. Playing golf for many more years, she experienced the highlight of a hole-in-one some twenty years later. Again, not without making new and enduring friendships along the way.
Starting a family in 1964, Ginny became involved in her children’s activities as well. An active supporter in Cub Scouts as a Den Leader, City League/Junior High Softball, Junior Golf, and every bake sale that ever happened! Dinner was always at 5:30 and Birthday’s traditionally held the anticipation of a cake with decorations unique to her skills attained at many classes with a great friend. During Summers, the family was typically engaged in the outdoors, whether camping, fishing, or Teresa and Ken’s individual sports. Mom was always supporting travel and participation.
Ginny is survived by her son Ken, daughter Teresa, her brother Dale, 4 grandchildren and one great-granddaughter. We go forward, reminded of what she accomplished, what she taught us, and what we can give forward.

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  • I have very fond memories growing up across the street from you, Wally, Tess and Ken on Catskill. After hours of playing in the snow, there was always the best cup of hot cocoa I have ever tasted waiting for us in your house! You were a great mom to all of us in the neighborhood and a great best friend to my own m0m. Thank you. Rest in Peace Ginny.

    Steve
    February 26, 2024
    Schmidt
  • “Ginny” as I always knew her was a dearly loved family friend of my mother Carol Miller. All my parents close friends were dearly loved by me and my family as Richland was a place where close friends we’re truely family!

    Besides growing up with my parents friends, I also got to work with Ginny and anyone that spent any time with Ginny loved her and I was no exception!!

    Steven
    February 24, 2024
    Miller
  • We would like to extend our deepest sympathies to Ken, Teresa, and families. We remember Aunt Virginia as a kind and gentle soul, with an ever present smile. We were so fortunate to have had Aunt Virgina and Uncle Wally near us for a couple of winter vacations in Arizona. We will always cherish those memories. May she rest in peace.

    Sharon & Joe Haug
    February 23, 2024
    Green Valley, Arizona
  • I had the pleasure of meeting Ginny through golf at MCC. What a wonderful and kind woman. My thoughts and prayers are with you at this sad time.

    Pat O’Neill
    February 21, 2024
    Richland
  • Such a wonderful human with the softest kindest heart. I love her hugs and gentle demeanor. She will be greatly missed. Love you Ken and Teresa.

    Beth A Hofstad
    February 21, 2024
    Richland
  • We have so many memories of Virginia (and Wally) going all the way back to their wedding. Our lives also intertwined through golf, since Wally, Don, Ray, and Ed were pretty much a permanent foursome. It was especially fun to go to tournaments with the four couples. Ginnie was a nice, nice person and will be missed.

    Don and Carolyn Williams
    February 21, 2024
    Richland, WA
  • We have so many fond memories of both Wally and Virginia, going all the way back to their wedding. Golf was a major part of our lives…Don, Wally, Ray and Ed were the classic foursome and the four couples enjoyed lots of tournaments together. She will be missed.

    Don and Carolyn Williams
    February 21, 2024
    Richland, WA
  • I knew Ginny when working at Battelle in the 60s and 70s. We had a wonderful time socializing with other people we met there. Had many good times with she and Wally; a beautiful couple to remember.

    Doreen Waldkoetter
    February 20, 2024
    Fairbanks, AK
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