web - sullivan obitVirginia "Ginny" Elaine Sullivan, a Prineville resident, passed away on Tuesday, July 13, 2004, at her home. She was 79 years old.
Graveside service will be held on Tuesday, July 20, at 10 a.m. at the Juniper Haven Cemetery. Memorial service will follow the graveside at 11 a.m. at St. Andrew's Episcopal Church in Prineville. Visitation will be held on Monday, July 19, from 4-8 p.m. at the Prineville Funeral Home.
Mrs. Sullivan was born on Oct. 30, 1924, in Tacoma, Wash., the daughter of Harold and Jeannette (Hudson) Forbes. She graduated from high school in Olympia, Wash., after which she attended two years at Washington State College. In 1944 she met and married Lt. Leslie Sullivan.
Mrs. Sullivan obtained her bachelor's degree in 1957 from Western Washington College. She then taught school at Bellingham High School for one year after which she taught at Juneau-Douglas High School in Juneau, Alaska for five years. Mrs. Sullivan then received her Master's in Education from the University of Puget Sound in Tacoma, Wash. She then taught at Cleveland High School and Madison High School both in Portland.
In 1964, the family moved to Prineville when her husband, Les, was named supervisor of the Ochoco National Forest. She then taught at Crook County High School for 10 years. While she was teaching at CCHS, she was a senior counselor, English Department chairman, worked with the yearbook, advisor for the honor society, choreographed six musicals, and coached the Hi Q Team, which won the state championships in 1971. Mrs. Sullivan was also named Crook County Teacher of the Year in 1971, and was among five finalists for the Oregon Teacher of the Year in 1971.
Mrs. Sullivan was a member of St. Andrew's Episcopal Church in Prineville, where she was marked in the Altar Guild of a variety of Episcopal Churches for 35 years. During Mrs. Sullivan's younger years she was a bowler and belonged to the 600 club, as well as a golfer and belonged to the CGCC. She was an avid bridge player, addicted to crossword puzzles, and enjoyed relaxing with reading or needlework. Mrs. Sullivan loved spending time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren, snowbirding in Hawaii, Mexico, and Arizona.
She is survived by her husband of 60 years, Leslie J. Sullivan of Prineville; daughters Christi Sullivan of LaGrande, and Leslie Martin of Post Falls, Idaho; seven grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents.
It has been suggested that those wishing to make a memorial contribution in Mrs. Sullivan's memory direct it to Pioneer Memorial Hospice at 1201 NE Elm St., Prineville, OR 97754.
Arrangements are under the care of the Prineville Funeral Home.