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Virginia Alice Kaspar Morrow (1925-2013)

November 01, 2013

Beloved mother and wife, Ginny Morrow passed away peacefully on October 17, surrounded by her family.

Virginia Kaspar was born in Oak Park, Illinois, the only child of Jack and Nelle Kaspar. She grew up on the North side of Chicago until she reached her teens. In 1940, the family moved to Glendale, California, where her father was employed by Jet Propulsion Laboratories in nearby Pasadena.

Ginny, as she was called, attended Herbert Hoover High School and was active in the Glendale Presbyterian Church, participating in the youth group, choir, and Christian Endeavor. At age 15, while attending a church camp, she met Dick Morrow, also from Glendale. They continued to date throughout their high school years.

After her graduation in 1943, Ginny attended the University of Southern California and became a loyal Trojan. While at USC, she lived with two of her Alpha Gamma Delta sorority sisters in a one room bungalow behind a residence near the sorority house. Among other things, she waited tables at the student union and raked leaves and handled other gardening activities, previously assigned to the male students. She was an active member of her sorority and was very involved in student government, serving as Student Body Secretary for 3 semesters. Ginny majored in Elementary Education and minored in Music. Her summers were spent working on the playgrounds in Glendale, teaching folk dancing and leading sing-alongs.

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During her junior year at USC, Ginny and Dick were pinned. After graduating Magna Cum Laude in 1946, they were engaged to be married. The couple married in Glendale in 1947.

Ginny taught fourth and fifth grade for several years at Columbus Elementary School in the Glendale Unified School District, as well as teaching Sunday school at Glendale Presbyterian Church.

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