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Virginia Rae "Ginger" Self Sloan
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Birth: Oct. 16, 1918
Lewis County
Washington, USA
Death: May 11, 2000
King County
Washington, USA

Flintoft's Issaquah Funeral Home
Virginia "Ginger" Rae Slaon Memorial

October 16, 1918 - May 11, 2000

A memorial gathering for family and friends of Virginia "Ginger" R. Sloan, 81, of Issaquah, will be held from 2 P.M. to 4 P.M. Wednesday, May 17, 2000, at Sheldon Sloan's home, 3903 Meadow Ave. N. Renton. Ginger passed away at The Care Center at Kelsey Creek in Bellevue on Thursday, May 11, 2000.

Born October 16, 1918 in Centralia, Washington, Virginia Rae Self was always called Ginger. She was the fourth child born to David and Manda Self. Raised in Centralia she graduated from Centralia High School in 1937.

On July 3, 1937 she married Kent Sloan in Seattle. During the early years of their marriage, Kent and Ginger lived in San Francisco where Ginger worked managing a restaurant. Around 1940, they returned to Centralia and had four children, Larry, Linda, Sheldon, and Kristi.

Ginger was active in the service sorority of Beta Sigma Phi. She was a devoted wife and mother. In the sixties, the family lived in Oregon following Kent to different construction sites. Finally in 1968, the family permanently settled in Issaquah. Ginger loved animals, gardening and especially, spending time with her family. She will be missed by those that knew her and loved her.

Ginger is survived by two sons, Sheldon, of Renton and Larry of Everett; one daughter Kristi, of Issaquah; three sisters, Bertha Towner, of Centralia, Agnes Brown, of Puyallup, and Vivian Heryford, of Klamath Falls, Oregon; also five grandsons and three great grandsons.

She was preceded in death by her parents, two sisters, Elsie and Dorothy, her husband Kent, and a daughter, Linda. The family suggests remembrances to Alzheimers Association, 12721 30th Ave NE, Suite 101, Seattle, WA. 98125

Friends and family are invited to sign the family's on-line guest book at Arrangements are under the direction of Flintoft's Issaquah Funeral Home."

MAY 17, 2000

"Virginia 'Ginger' R. Sloan, 81, of Issaquah died on May 11, 2000, at The Care Center at Kelsey Creek in Bellevue.
A memorial is May 17 at Sheldon Sloan's home, 3903 Meadow Ave. N. in Renton.

Mrs. Sloan was born on Oct. 16, 1918, in Centralia, the daughter of David and Manda Self. She was raised in Centralia where she graduated from high school. She married Kent Sloan in 1937 in Seattle. She and her husband moved to Issaquah in 1968.

Mrs. Sloan was a member of Beta Sigma Phi Sorority in Centralia before moving to Issaquah. In her leisure hours she enjoyed working in her garden, and taking care of her cat.

She was preceded in death by her husband in December of 1996. Survivors include sons Sheldon of Renton and Larry of Everett; daughter Kristi of Issaquah; sisters Bertah Towner of Centralia, Agnes Brown of Puyallup and Vivian Heryford of Klamath Falls, Ore; five grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

Remembrances are suggested to Alzheimers Association, 12721 30th Ave. NE, Suite 101, Seattle, WA 98125. Friends and family are invited to sign the family's online guest book at Arrangements are by Flintoft's Issaquah Funeral Home."

Source: Issaquah Press


Ginger was one of my new husband’s aunts, whom I first met on my honeymoon in 1963. Much later, she accompanied her sister, and my husband’s mother, Agnes, for an extended visit when we lived in Colorado. She was a very attractive and stimulating woman and had an exuberance for the interesting places we shared with our honored guests. During this visit, I spent hours in conversation with this remarkable woman. She shared many stories about her past, revealing some insightful glimpses into her life.

Some of this was confidential in nature, but one item can be shared here that demonstrates her independent and self-reliant personality: She was born “Virginia Zeura Self.” However, she very much disliked the name Zeura, and when she came of age she had it legally changed to Rae.

Family links: 
  David Wilson Self (1876 - 1941)
  Amanda Lee Sizemore Self (1886 - 1961)
  Vernon K Sloan (1918 - 1996)
  Osa "Elsie" Perrine Moffett (1909 - 1984)**
  Dorothy Lee Self Sapp (1910 - 1994)*
  Agnes Charlotte Self Brown (1912 - 2002)*
  Bertha May Self Towner (1915 - 2007)*
  Virginia Rae Self Sloan (1918 - 2000)
  Vivian Self Heryford (1921 - 2012)*
*Calculated relationship
Cremated, Ashes scattered.
Created by: Virginia Brown
Record added: Apr 26, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 36393129
Virginia Rae Ginger <i>Self</i> Sloan
Added by: Virginia Brown
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For my 1st cousin 9x removed. Peace.
- Bonnie Schermer
 Added: Aug. 22, 2015
Dearest Mother,I never knew you, but I wish I had. You gave me up in 1945 in San Francisco but I vowed I would find you one day. I'm so sorry that I was too late. May you be forever at peace.
- Jessie
 Added: Feb. 6, 2014

- Virginia Brown
 Added: Apr. 26, 2009

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