Virginia  Minugh

Obituary of Virginia Lee Minugh

Virginia Lee Minugh, ‘Ginger’, passed away peacefully at home on April 12, 2023, in Mill Creek, Washington after a lengthy period of health challenges. She was 87 years old. 


Ginger was born on December 12, 1935 to Richard and Beulah Burnette Shanklin in San Bernardino, CA. The family moved to Spokane, WA, where Ginger attended primary and secondary school. After graduation, she worked in modeling and attended Washington State University. At an early age she met and married her first husband, Charles D. Stone, and together they raised 3 sons. The young family moved from Spokane to El Centro, CA, and Kingman, AZ until finally settling in Prescott, Arizona where their sons attended and graduated from high school. In addition to working in banking, Ginger was active in the community and enjoyed singing with a women’s vocal performance group based in Prescott.


In 1978 Ginger moved to Seattle, Washington, working for the downtown Rainier Bank (Key bank) in private banking, eventually retiring in 1998. She met and married her devoted husband, Gary Minugh, and together they made a beautiful life together in Mill Creek, WA, from 1981 until her death. The couple led numerous groups of students and adults on European travel adventures, sharing their love of travel, culture and history with friends and family alike. 


She and Gary were long-time parishioners at Saint Mark’s Episcopal Cathedral in Seattle where she enjoyed participating in the choir and lector ministries. 


Ginger never failed to light up a room when she entered, and always left having made new friends for life. Her natural beauty was only surpassed by her gentle, compassionate and loving spirit. We love and miss you always, adored wife and mother, dearest grandmother, aunt and best of friends. Go with God.


Virginia was preceded in death by her father Richard Shanklin, mother Burnette Shanklin, son Jeffrey Stone and brother James Shanklin. She is survived by her husband of 38 years, Gary Minugh of Mill Creek, WA; sons Charles (James) Stone and Richard (Mary) Stone; grandchildren Jared, Giselle and Clairen; and numerous nieces, nephews and dear friends.  


A memorial service will be held on Sunday, May 7 at 1:30 p.m. at Saint Mark’s Episcopal Cathedral, 1245 10th Ave. E, Seattle WA 98102, with a reception following in St. Mark’s Bloedel Hall. 


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In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to St. Mark’s Episcopal Cathedral. 


Memorial Service

1:30 pm
Sunday, May 7, 2023
St. Mark's Episcopal Cathedral
1245 - 10th Avenue E
Seattle, Washington, United States
A reception will follow in St. Mark’s Bloedel Hall.
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