January 20, 1947 – July 10, 2020
Ginger Newby, 73, of Groves, Texas passed away peacefully Friday July 10,2020 at McFaddin Beach while walking and enjoying the sunset. Ginger was born on January 20,1947 to Pat and Trevelyn Vaughn. A native of Beaumont, she was along time resident of Groves. She was a custodian with Groves Middle School.
Ginger loved spending time with her family. She attended many sporting events to support her children and grandchildren. Ginger lived to take care of her family as well, she loved to cook for them. Ginger enjoyed spending time on the beach, outside taking care of her plants, and just sitting on the back porch talking with family and friends. Ginger never met a stranger and had a million best friends. She loved living life and while doing so to the fullest she never failed to put a smile on anyone’s face.
Cremation arrangements were entrusted with Forest Lawn Funeral Home. The memorial service will be held at 5:00pm on Thursday July 23,2020 at the funeral home.
Ginger was proceeded in death by her husband, Dan Newby, her parents Pat and Trevelyn Burrell Vaughn, and her sister Sandra Coleman.
Ginger is survived by her sons, Daniel Newby of Warren, TX, Michael Newby and wife Kindall Meloncon of Groves, TX, her uncle Jay Burrell, grandchildren Bayja Newby, Zane Newby, and Maddox Newby, and numerous friends.
A Celebration of Ginger's Life
Thursday, July 23, 2020
July 23, 2020
Peace to Ginger's family and hopefully comfort in the memories of her beautiful smile, amazing spirit and groovy soul.
I was oh so lucky to have Ginger as one of the first new friends I met when beginning my teaching time at P.N.G.H.S. While I taught there she was a constant ray of sunshine to me and many others. Any day that Ginger had a minute to stop by my classroom to share a hug, dance to the old rock n roll, or discuss my latest found beach treasure was a better day.
We always had fun; be it gearing up in our purple glitzy eyelashes for spirit day or looking at student and my personal artworks. Frequently we would just take a second to look at the sky and clouds showing off before weather came through, or to discuss where all the fancy dragonflies were disappearing to.
Ginger called me lori or miss lofton, but my favorite was her nickname of tinkerbell.....she was the only person to ever call me that and it was way precious to hear!!!
For a few years we were at different campuses, and I missed her BIG during this time. The last few years of my teaching career I moved to G.M.S and was overjoyed to be reunited with Ginger. What a special treat to see her on a daily basis again.
On occasions when I was worried about my children, we would share mom concerns and she would give me hugs and words for thought.
Although I told her often I don't know if she knew how much I loved her. I don't know if she knew that the pictures of herself she gave me (in my retirement card) were/are so precious to me. I do know how much I ache for another hug from my strong, lovely friend Ginger. peace baby.
Debbie &Eugene Jones
July 22, 2020
We are so sorry to hear the passing of Ginger! Didn’t know her very well but one thing I did know, she loved her family! Keeping y’all in my prayers!🙏 Love to Michael and family! ❤️
July 21, 2020
Ginger and I worked together at groves Middle School. She was a delight to know and to work with we were always laughing and she has the best stories, we took our breaks together and talk and laugh about anything and everything I love her I will miss her.
July 20, 2020
First I would like to send my deepest condolences my name is Robert Livingston and I work in the maintenance department at PNGISD Mrs ginger was like a mom and a good friend to me she always had me laughing so hard I almost had tears I’m just a lost for words you will be missed ginger I love you friend and miss you already it will never be the same I’m going to miss having you laughing as well
July 20, 2020
Praying family, work sub groves middle school. Great work.
July 17, 2020
Ms. Ginger quickly became my buddy when she started cleaning our Groves Middle School building. She cleaned my classroom and sometimes I'd chat with her while she worked. I enjoyed her witty personality and her fun-loving outlook on life. She also had lots of wisdom to pass on when she knew I needed a listening ear. It won't be the same without her and she will never be forgotten.
July 16, 2020
Ginger used to come over all the time. She was so nice and so much fun. Sure will miss her. She is having fun always. Condolences to the family. She was loved by everyone.
July 15, 2020
I met Ginger through my wife they were co workers and best friends for 20 years,Ginger was so much fun,I remember our trips to the beach something she loved was the beach,my most recent memory was us taking a weeks vacation to Austin Texas in July of 2017 to see Willie Nelson’s 4th of July picnic,what a blast we had,I will forever cherish the memories I made with ginger,Prayers for Daniel,Mike,Kendall,Bayja,Zane,Maddox and family 🙌
July 15, 2020
Ms Ginger was always smiling and so much fun. Her shining self will be sorely missed. Bless her on her way.
Prayers and blessings to the family.
July 15, 2020
Ginger and I worked together at PNG HIGHSCHOOL several years ago. She was such a fun-loving person who was very easy to talk to. I have many HAPPY memories of working with her. I'm very sorry for your loss
July 15, 2020
So very sorry to hear about Ginger. Coot & I loved her much. Our condolences to all of you.