Virginia Ellen Oliver

February 7, 1925February 8, 2021

Virginia Ellen Oliver (Gini) passed away on 02/08/2021 at the age of 96.

Virginia was the second child born to Willard and Katherine Kellis In Scotts Mills, Oregon. Her maternal grandmother, Myra Sloan, served as midwife. Virginia attended grade school in a one room school in Northern California and High School at Yreka, California.

Virginia was proud to say that she put herself through College by working to save money for a year of college tuition and expenses, followed by a year of classroom study, repeating this until she graduated from 2 colleges, Chico State and Washington State with teaching credential from both colleges.

Virginia married Madison (Matt) Oliver on 12/23/1947 in Redding California. Matt passed away in August 2010.

She began her teaching career at a High School in Livermore, California and retired from her career as an instructor for the State of Hawaii Community College.

Virginia often talked about her memories of growing up living in Northern California on the shores of the Klamath River. Matt’s work took them to many areas of the South pacific. She also talked often of her experiences while living in the South Pacific. They settled in Hawaii until their retirement.

She is survived by a brother Derald and several nieces and nephews.

Virginia will be missed by her family and many friends.


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Virginia Ellen Oliver

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JoAn Gauer

February 22, 2021

"Gini" was loved by many here at Cascade Park Retirement Center in Woodburn, Or.
I , personally, met Gini when we both played our ukuleles in our
"Uke-De-Doos" band when we both lived in the Senior Estates
in Woodburn. Later, we both moved to Cascade Park where we
sat together for each meal. There were 4 of us at our dinner table, Carol, Gini, Millie and me (JoAn) We were a compatible group and had alot of fun. We all admired Gini's physical strength, although she was so tiny. Even though in her 90's, she still wanted to form a ukulele band here at Cascade Park.
I will never forget Gini. She was a special person in my life. JoAn