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VIRGINIA  L. "GINNY"  HERRING MAHAN

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“Our family loved Ginny. She has helped us through our saddest times, including loss of my sister and father. She has been an inspiration. I wish...Read More »
1 of 21 | Posted by: Mike Barer - Maple Valley, WA

“My dear, wonderful cousin and long distance buddy of 83 years, rest in peace. You first knew me when I threw your shoes in the stream in front of...Read More »
2 of 21 | Posted by: Wayne Barber La Paz, BCS, Mexico

“Ginny's gentle gift of self to the community will be remembered for many years. As a small child I fondly remember their wedding and the reception...Read More »
3 of 21 | Posted by: Kathryn and Jim Hood - WA

“During the 45 plus years I knew Virginia, I usually saw her in conjunction with her work, which were stressful and difficult times for all. What...Read More »
4 of 21 | Posted by: Steve Moss - Walla Walla, WA

“So sorry for the loss of your Mom, she was an awesome person. She is the epitome of Walla Walla . I know that her legacy will carry on through Jeff,...Read More »
5 of 21 | Posted by: Frank Schaefer - Vancouver, WA

“We are so sorry for the loss of your mother. You helped us so much through our difficult loss and we hope we can do the same for you. Our thoughts...Read More »
6 of 21 | Posted by: Charles & Catherine Konen - WA

“My deepest sympathy to Matt, Jeff & Megan as Virginia was a kind, caring lady that always comforted us during the most difficult times of our...Read More »
7 of 21 | Posted by: Mary Duncan - Walla Walla, WA

“Have good memories of being neighbors on Dakota Street - of having Ginny work with our family in our times of loss - and of working with Ginny and ...Read More »
8 of 21 | Posted by: David Bruce - Enterprise, OR

“My deepest sympathies to Matt, Megan and Jeffrey. ~Ms. Virginia was a kind and comforting loving soul, one who had a calming & peaceful presence...Read More »
9 of 21 | Posted by: Myra Aldridge - Oregon City, OR

“Mrs. Mahan was that peaceful, calming, understanding presence in the midst of the most difficult times for our family. Her reassuring touch and soft...Read More »
10 of 21 | Posted by: Elizabeth Venneri Coke - LACEY, WA

“So sorry for your loss. Your mom always had a smile and a hug for the Michael girls and it meant the world to the three of us. She will be truly...Read More »
11 of 21 | Posted by: Mollie Elfring - Washougal, WA

“Virginia will always be remembered. She showed so much love and compassion to the whole community. She will be missed! My thoughts and prayers go out...Read More »
12 of 21 | Posted by: Rigoberto Fernandez - Walla Walla, WA

“Virginia new my family for years and I always enjoyed our visits over the years! Her dedication to the community and her compassion to families...Read More »
13 of 21 | Posted by: Paul Castoldi - Walla Walla, WA

“Virginia will be remembered for her grace, warmth, empathy, and quiet dignity as she guided so many local families through the intensity of the...Read More »
14 of 21 | Posted by: Chris Bishop - Milton-Freewater, OR

“Very sad to see your mom go. You guys always lift our spirits when we see you and it really hurts us all that you have to go through this. She...Read More »
15 of 21 | Posted by: Bob Krebs - Kennewick, WA

“Much love to all. You helped so many of us during difficult times. Prayers to Matt, Jeff, and Megan. Heaven gained a beautiful angel. May you soar...Read More »
16 of 21 | Posted by: Tracy Brown-Harding - Spokane, WA

“We are sadden and sorry for the passing of your Mother. What a wonderful inspiration she was. Prayers for the family. ”
17 of 21 | Posted by: Douglas and Malinda Saturno - WA

“Bryan & I just want to tell your whole family how sorry we are to hear of your mom's passing. She was such a comfort to our families when our...Read More »
18 of 21 | Posted by: JAYNIE BLANC - Burbank, WA

“My husband, Mike, and I wish to extend our heart-felt condolences to family and friends in the passing of Virginia. I am sure our extended families...Read More »
19 of 21 | Posted by: Michael & Lori DeWitt - WA

“Thank You with Your Years of Loving Devotion. ”
20 of 21 | Posted by: Starr Sherman - Walla Walla, WA

“Virginia was a true leader in the Walla Walla area. She was always a kind spirit that people could find a caring ear in their time of need. She was...Read More »
21 of 21 | Posted by: Martin Lyons - Reynoldsburg, OH


VIRGINIA L. "GINNY" HERRING MAHAN of Walla Walla, WA died April 16, 2021 at the age of 87. In the late 1940's, her father, the late Norman S. Herring, assumed ownership of the Marshall, Calloway and Hennessey Funeral Home and renamed it Herring Funeral Home. A second-generation funeral director since 1973, Mahan became president of the firm after the death of her father in 1974 and mother, Bethene, in 1985. Her two sons, Jeffrey and Mat-thew Mahan are actively involved in the "day to day" operation of the Herring Groseclose Funeral Home. Mahan is a past president of the Washington State Funeral Directors Association, the first woman to hold this chair, and past president of the Blue Mountain Funeral Directors District #6.