Virginia Rose “Ginny” <I>Swenson</I> O'Brien

Virginia Rose “Ginny” Swenson O'Brien

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Death 22 Jun 2015 (aged 89)
Burial Cottage Grove, Dane County, Wisconsin, USA
Memorial ID 148336321 · View Source
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Age 89, danced her way into eternal life on Monday, June 22, 2015. Ginny was born on May 10, 1926 in Madison, WI to Arthur and Lucille Swenson, she was the eldest of 6 children. She graduated from Madison Central High School and soon there after became an “army bride.” Ginny married the love of her life, Marvin R. O’Brien, and raised a family of 5 children. She was employed at St. Mary’s Hospital as a switchboard operator retiring after 30 years. Ginny’s passion in life was singing a variety of musical styles, mainly jazz. Ginny also taught ballroom dance in the Madison area for many years. She was also a member of the Dane County Shamrock Club and was a fixture at the Avenue Bar on Monday nights for 2 decades with the Avenue Sizzlers. Ginny’s most cherished accomplishments in life were her many hours spent singing/volunteering at the area senior centers and centers for the disabled. She was preceded in death by her husband Marvin in 1991; and siblings, Gehardt “Gary” Swenson, Grace Long, and Phyllis Gillette.


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  • Created by: Bob
  • Added: 26 Jun 2015
  • Find A Grave Memorial 148336321
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Virginia Rose “Ginny” Swenson O'Brien (10 May 1926–22 Jun 2015), Find A Grave Memorial no. 148336321, citing Highland Memory Gardens, Cottage Grove, Dane County, Wisconsin, USA ; Maintained by Bob (contributor 47155955) .