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Virginia K Stockwell

February 22, 1927 ~ February 4, 2024 (age 96) 96 Years Old

Virginia Stockwell Obituary

Virginia K (Ginny) Stockwell died peacefully in her sleep at home surrounded by family on February 4. Just shy of 97, Ginny was one of four children born in St. Paul to Eleanor and Stanard Kinkead.  She had a happy, loving childhood.  She graduated from Summit School and Pine Manor Junior College, then studied Plant Pathology at University of Minnesota.  She worked at the Minnesota Historical Society before marrying Richard S Stockwell from Belmont, MA.  Ginny loved the outdoors and spent long hours tending her flower and vegetable gardens alongside raising her four children and a myriad of pets.  She had many hobbies and skills such as canning, bread-making, sewing, knitting, embroidery, weaving, pottery, and tennis; was involved with the Junior League, the Women’s Club, the P.E.O., the Shubert Club, and several others; and participated in several book clubs, dance clubs, and choirs.  Ginny and Dick spent nearly 40 winters in Arizona alongside longtime Minnesota friends, where they joined the local Presbyterian Church and hiking club, and developed a deep love of the desert rocks, colors, plants and wildlife.  Together with friends, they also explored the world through boat tours and Elderhostel adventures. Sweet Ginny was kind and thoughtful, always putting others before herself.  She had a good life, and the bright light of her presence will carry on in all who knew her. Ginny is survived by sisters-in-law Judy Kinkead (St. Paul) and Martha Eaton (Waterford, ME); her four children and their partners Mary & Ian Lindridge (Woodbury MN), Rick and Lisa Stockwell (Durango CO), Sally Stockwell (Cumberland ME), and Dorothy and Kim Lyons (Olympia WA); eight grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces, nephews, and their families.  No service is planned. The family will have a private burial.

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