Ginny, as she was known by those who loved her most, oldest of four siblings, was born and raised in Independence, Missouri.
It was always her goal to move Out West to live among the Saints. In 1948, she realized that dream when she moved to Utah with her best friend Gwen Marler to attend BYU. Can you imagine their delight when they met and married two best friends? Ginny married her sweetheart Vern Chapman in the Salt Lake Temple on October 21, 1949. They were blessed with six children.
Naturally artistic, she found beauty everywhere, from nature to her beautiful table settings. Her Christ-like character was evident in the service she rendered until the end of her life. Sometimes her service took food out of the mouths of her children. “Don't touch that pie, that's for the neighbors.” Of course, her children never went without.
After the death of Vern, she ran into recently widowed Howard Hausknecht, who, through appointments (definitely not dates), became the second love of her life. They shared a wonderful twenty years together. Ginny's children love and appreciate Howard and his family.
Ginny's dedication to the gospel of Jesus Christ has been a guiding light to her family and others who felt her sweet influence.
She is survived by her husband Howard; her children Christy Cunningham, Charlotte (Phil) Cook,
Matt (Rebecca) Chapman, Cynthia (David) Boren; and her sisters Bonnie (Paul) Grant, and Sharon
(Steve) Anderson. She was blessed with twenty-three grandchildren and forty-seven great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband Vern, two children, Rebecca and Paul, and her brother Gene.
Funeral services will be held Friday, November 19, 2021, at 12:00 p.m. at the Cottonwood 4th Ward building, 5565 South Neighbor Lane. A viewing will be held on Thursday evening, November 18, 2021, from 6:00 to 8:30 p.m. at Larkin Mortuary, 260 East South Temple.
My heart felt condolences with the passing of your Mother, grandma, sister friend.
I am a dear friend of Christy’s one of her daughters’ and I know she emulates many of Virgina’s quality’s! I can just imagine what an amazing woman she is. What a beautiful story she wrote here in earth.
( her obituary was beautiful!)
May peace and comfort be with you at this time.
I was so surprised to hear of Virginia's passing. I know she is having a marvelous and joyous reunion with my friend Vern. Best to the family at this tender time.