GINGER LYNN ANDERSON

Ginger Lynn Adcox was born on November 21, 1947 in Snoqualmie, Washington to Clyde and Emily Adcox. The middle child of their gang of five, Ginger was unfathomably kind, disarmingly gorgeous, and something like 9 feet tall by the time she was 12 years old.

At Mount Si High in the mid-’60s, she met a scoundrel called Roscoe. They later married and built a home with all the essentials: a pool, a pinball machine, shag carpet, and color TV. And then, for some reason, they decided they’d get married and have a couple kids.

Ginger was a dedicated mother and financial wizard who managed the household and the family business. After leaving her career at Boeing to raise the kids, she returned to work at North Bend Elementary, where she was adored by coworkers and students and eventually became the head cook.

She lived a secret second life as a swashbuckling explorer, riding elephants in Thailand and riverboats on the Amazon. She lived for her yearly cruises, when she’d storm tropical islands with her sisters Jan and Ger. She refused to slow down, even when diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. She took her family on an Alaskan cruise, rented beach houses, and reconnected with friends and family around the world.

Everyone who met Ginger was taken in by her warm personality, quiet but undeniable wit, and incredibly generous spirit. An avid collector of questionably useful trinkets and connoisseur of dubious bargains, she loved to surprise you with that thing you needed, whether it was a novelty wine glass, a warm sweatshirt, or a spare sofa.

Our beautiful mom, wife, nana, and friend saw her final sunrise over Mount Si on the morning of Thursday, February 28, 2019. Our time with her was too short, but she loved to travel, and it would be selfish of us to ask her to stay any longer.

Ginger is survived by her husband Russ, children Casey and Mindy, grandchildren Lily and Ben, siblings Jeep, Janet, Gerry, and Howie, and an army of friends and family she loved.

Help us wish Ginger bon voyage on Saturday, April 13 at 1pm at the Sno-Valley Eagles, 8200 Railroad Ave., Snoqualmie, Washington 98065. Rather than sending flowers, she’d love it if you donated to Pancan.org on her behalf.


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