Virginia Rieck Alexander

June 9, 1928May 19, 2011

Virginia Rieck Alexander, age 82, of Germantown, MD passed away Thursday, May 19, 2011 at the home of her son in Front Royal.

Mrs. Alexander was born in Pleasantville, NJ on June 9, 1928, a daughter of the late Allen and Virginia Patterson Rieck.

She is survived by her son, Lyle Alexander and wife Mindy of Front Royal.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Mark Alexander.

A memorial service will be conducted at a later date.

Turner-Robertshaw Funeral Home is handling the arrangements.


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Jane and Tom Hahler

June 22, 2011

Ginny was the goto person when we got our first Weim from her. His name was Telly and after WE proved ourselves, she helped us get Gaby and it only took five years. Ginny has provided joy to us through her mentoring and knowledge of Weims. We were allowed to read drafts of sections of her book and purchased two copies. Telly "read" the first copy.
Thank you Ginny.

Glenice Rhodas

May 27, 2011

Dear Ginny,

I am so pleased to have been blessed to have made your acquaintance. You were an invaluable mentor and aid to me with the gardens at B-CC IWLA; you truly were the Master of Gardeners. Your memory lives on out there with the beautiful plants and trees that you donated to the Chapter. I will never forget the time when I visited you at your home and you gave me those huge dahlia's; I had never seen anything like them. I have pictures of them to this day!

I'm sure you will make yourself known in the gardens of Paradise--thank you for the time you made for me; I will always remember you.

Glenice Rhodas (Cresco, Iowa)

Laurie McCarty

May 24, 2011

Ginny was an inspiration to all dog breeders - not just weims. I will miss her more than words can convey, and her legacy will be felt for generations by Weim owners and breeders world-wide. She shared her knowledge of genetics, of breeding, with the world, and for that, I am grateful.

Ginny, surrounded by silver dogs you may be, but take a moment to pet the long tailed pointers who were there to greet you at the gate, as well. They too are glad to have your company!

Dancindoll Pointers

Pam Cherry

May 24, 2011

Jinny was my friend and mentor. I treasure all of the knowledge that she imparted to me. We have lost the person with the greatest knowledge of the Weimaraner breed. I will never forget you. God speed, Jinny.

Cathi Breza

May 23, 2011

Ginny will be missed in a way that is impossible to encapsulate. I think I believed her to be unstoppable. I'm honored to have known her, and to have benefitted from her intelligence, energy and spirit. She was a force of nature, and I recall each encounter with a smile and the gift of having learned something new each time. She was an incredibly fascinating person who somehow enabled you to learn about life just by being around her and watching her in action.
Sincere condolences to her family, her many many friends, and to the weims who surely miss her.

Donna Boisvert

May 23, 2011

In memory of our friend and mentor, Ginny Alexander. I’m very proud to have known Ginny and have learned a lot from and through her over the years. I have the first edition of her book Weimaraner Ways. A lovely keepsake of a lovely woman and renowned breeder and geneticist. RIP Ginny – please take care of all our grey friends at the Rainbow Bridge until we all meet again. God speed dear friend. ????????
Sincere condolences to Ginny's family and friends all over the world.

Jayne Rawl

May 22, 2011

Ginny was at once a mentor, a dear friend and a mother figure to me. I loved her and respected her as I do no other. She taught me everything I know about dogs, weimaraners in particular, and very much about life. I am so honored and proud to have known this exceptional and totally unique woman. Thank you, Ginny, for everything.

Robbie Crosby-Daly

May 22, 2011

Ginny Ginny Ginny - I know you are now surrounded by all the weimaraners that have once graced this earth and I know you are in charge! With a very heavy heart I offer my deepest sympathy to your family and closest friends. The weim world as we know it will never be the same without your wisdom! God in peace.

Mike Rawl

May 22, 2011

I am very fortunate to have known Ginny. Her brilliance, her kindness, her eccentricities, all of which made her one of the most interesting and endearing people I have ever known. She had a profound impact on my life, not just through the wonderful breed she introduced me to, but the warm and guiding friendship she gave me. She led an extraordinary life and she will be dearly missed by everybody who knew her. Thank you, Ginny, for everything.

Roberta Knussmann

May 20, 2011

Rest in peace. Weimaraners have lost a great friend and champion.