North Powder, 1957-2018
Virginia “Ginger” Tittle, 60, of North Powder, died Feb. 7, 2018, at her home, surrounded by her family.
A celebration of Ginger’s life will take place in the fall (time and date to be announced.)
Virginia LaRee Tittle was born on May 26, 1957 at Baker. She was raised in Baker, attending Brooklyn Elementary School, then Baker Junior High, and Baker High School, from which she graduated in 1975.
She married Richard “Rick” Mack Tittle in Reno, Nevada, on Aug. 22, 1979. They had two children, Sonney and Heather.
Ginger was a welder for many years at Haines Commercial Equipment and as a laborer at Marvin Wood Products for the past 14 years.
She enjoyed leather working, pottery, fishing, rock hounding and mushrooming. She especially enjoyed attending her grandkids’ sporting events and LOVED going to yard sales. Ginger’s favorite color was blue, she adored the fall and white roses. Ginger never gave up or quit on anything. She was an extremely strong woman and could do anything she put her mind to.
Ginger is survived by her husband, Rick Tittle; her daughter, Heather (Bradley) Phillips of North Powder; her son, Sonney Tittle of Vancouver, Washington; two grandchildren, Kachira Reyenne Phillips and Ryleigh Grace Kellogg-Phillips; her brother, Keith Ham and his wife, Carleen, of Medford; her sisters, Ida Personini of Grass Valley, California, Sharon Pollock and her husband, Bob, of Halfway, Pamela Barker of Baker City, and Iris Craigmile of Aloha, Oregon; her brother-in-law, Ron Carpenter; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins; and special friends Bobbie and Keith Carpenter.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Beryl Vance Ham and Verdice Van Lueven; her brother, Michael Ham; and her grandparents, Andrew and Ida Van Leuven.
For those who would like to make a donation in memory of Ginger the family suggests the Mountain States Tumor Institute in Fruitland, Idaho, or the American Cancer Foundation through Tami’s Pine Valley Funeral Home and Cremation Services, P.O. Box 543, Halfway, OR 97834. Online condolences may be made at www.tamispinevalleyfuneralhome.com