Virginia Lee Huntress, age 95, passed away peacefully into the arms of her Savior Jesus, at her home in Tarpley, Texas. Ginger was born in Oklahoma City, part of the Greatest Generation and a long time resident of San Antonio, Texas. Ginger had the heart of a servant and did much for others through the years by being active in her congregation and through her teaching. She was known for her love of Christ, country, people, nature, animals, and doing the right thing. She prayed daily for each family member. She had a gift of connecting with people, quickly learning their story, and was always found tending to others with food, money, prayers and love. She was a true patriot, praying for our country and, in particular, the men and women who served and are serving in the Armed Forces (many of her family members). She attended church every Sunday until Covid, and, when she was able, was always found behind the scenes, setting up communion or teaching VBS or Sunday School. Her heart went out to the 25+ charities she supported Ginger was a lifelong learner, loving to explore other cultures. She travelled to China, Australia, New Zealand, South America, Central America, Europe, as well as throughout the U.S., including Alaska and Hawaii. She attended the University of Texas and Trinity, attaining a Master’s Degree in Education. She taught at San Antonio College, Robert E. Lee & John Marshall H.S., Nimitz & Eloise Japhet, enjoying a 37-year career of teaching Math.
She was special and loved and will be dearly missed.
She was preceded in death by, husband, Frederick Huntress, Jr.; brother, John; nephew, Charles; and infant grandson, Christopher. Virginia is survived by children, Diana Huntress, Tommy Huntress (Rebecca) and Melissa Meyer (Ken); grandchildren, Lisa Poling, Mark Poling (Heather), April Bedford, Dawn Thomas (Mike), Tamra Meyer (Nicole Lucas), Angela Meyer, Laura Meyer, Trenton Meyer (Kayla), Wesley Poling and Richard Booth; 15 great-grandchildren; 10 great great-grandchildren; sister, Mary Joyce Barrows and her sons, David, Robert, Jim and Rick and their families; brother, John’s family: Brian, Vanessa and Matthew and their families; numerous extended dear family members and friends.
A graveside service was held at Sunset Memorial Park in San Antonio, Texas on Saturday, September 10, 2022. Ginger’s friends and family gathered at Tarpley Baptist Church for a celebration of her wonderful life afterwards. Rev. Fred Smith officiated. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Tarpley Volunteer Fire Department, Tarpley Baptist Church or charity of one’s choice.
You are invited to sign the Guestbook at www. porterloring.com.
Arrangements with PORTER LORING MORTUARY NORTH 2102 NORTH LOOP 1604 EAST SAN ANTONIO, TX 78232 – (210) 495-8221.