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Date of Birth: June 19, 1935

Date of Death: July 27, 2020

Virginia (Ginger) F. Ackman passed away on July 27, 2020 at the age of 85 from complications of Covid-19. She was born in Tucson, AZ to Arlene (Hayward) and Walter O'Neal. Her mother remarried and she was raised with her step-father, Fred Hayward, and four siblings. During her childhood she lived in Tucson, Winslow, Phoenix, San Bernardino, CA and Goodyear, AZ where she attended Litchfield High School and enjoyed playing softball. In 1951 she married her high school sweetheart, James Ackman Jr., who was in the Air Force. After the birth of their first child they spent several years in France on an overseas assignment.

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When they returned to Phoenix they had two more children and she was a homemaker for several years. When the children were grown she worked as a Physical Therapist Assistant until she retired. She enjoyed playing softball until the age of 50, bowling, skeet shooting, participating in church activities, holidays with her family and loved animals. She is preceded in death by her husband James, son Jeff and three of her siblings. She is survived by her sister Nancy Purrazzella, her daughters and sons-in-law Karen and Joel Sell and Kim and Kurt Miller, daughter-in-law Tina Ackman, 11 grandchildren, 19 great grandchildren and 10 great great grandchildren.