Virginia “Ginger” Alba
A celebration of life for longtime Lamar resident, Virginia “Ginger” Alba was held at 2:00 PM Thursday, April 5, 2012 at the Peacock Family Chapel with Deacon Henry Wertin officiating. Interment followed at the Fairmount Cemetery.
Visitation for Ginger was held on Wednesday, April 4, 2012 from 3:00 PM until 5:00 PM and Thursday, April 5, 2012 from 9:00 AM until service time at the Peacock Family Chapel.
Ginger was born on October 12, 1923 at Lexington, Nebraska to George and Annie (Sebrant) Alba and passed away on April 2, 2012 at the age of 88.
She is survived by her nephew; Lupe (Julie) Adame of Lamar as well as many friends and numerous other family including; RoseAnn and Robert Yates of Lamar.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Lamar Area Hospice either direct or in care of the funeral home office.
To the family of Ginger Alba,
I was so sorry to hear about Ginger. We lived down the street from her on 6th street for a long time. She would come by and ask about my kids as they were growing up. She will be missed around Lamar.
Ginger was a treasure....blessed with life long innocence of a child, a hidden musical talent and eagerness to please....Many times I would hear the low moans of a harmonica playing along with the song blasting from the KVAY in house speakers.....soon I would find Ginger tucked in a hall way corner , harmonica in hand. Her most requested tune, Dwight Yoakam's, Pocket of a Clown. She is now with her beloved mother and rests gently in the arms of our Father. Sadly we will no longer see the child-like, stocking cap figure making her daily rounds from the sidewalks of Lamar she called home.
Rest in Peace, Ginger. You were a true friend through the years and you will be missed very much.
Darren and Loretta Glover, Rae N. Austin
I have a soft spot in my heart for Ginger Alba. She would always stop by my music store and give me a hard time. We jammed together a few times. Me on guitar and her on her harmonica, which by the way, she played very well. I was impressed. God speed Ginger, my friend....