Virginia Lynn “Ginger” Brashear
Virginia Lynn “Ginger” Brashear, of Aransas Pass, (formerly of Wichita Falls) was the daughter of the late David Matthew Marker and Virginia Tennessee (Price) Marker. Ginger was born June 15, 1938 in Wichita Falls. She attended public schools in Wichita Falls, and was a proud graduate of Wichita Falls High School “Coyotes” Class of ‘56. She was married to the love of her life William Robert “Bill” Brashear of Aransas Pass, (formerly of Wichita Falls). Their love for each other will always be an example to her family and many friends. Ginger was born and lived half of her life in Wichita Falls, until she and Bill moved to Aransas Pass in 1979 which she quickly embraced as her hometown for almost 40 years. Mrs. Brashear was a loyal, dedicated employee of Commercial Motors Company in Aransas Pass for more than 30 years. Her fellow employees were considered her extended family. Despite her courageous battle with her disease and her advancing age, Ginger showed she was a dedicated employee by working until the end. She was a very active member of numerous clubs throughout her life: Aransas Pass Federation of Women Club, A.P. Home Extension Club, and many high school booster clubs in Wichita Falls as well as Aransas Pass to mention a few. As a result of her generous spirit and pleasant personality, she was loved by many. Her greatest desire was that everyone just love each other. Ginger loved her church family, First Christian Church of AP. Ginger served as board chair at First Christian Church as well as Fellowship Coordinator (Kitchen Queen). Her Christian life was a model for her family that she loved so much, and her influence will forever remain in the lives of all who knew her. Her giving spirit and talents for cooking and crafting knew no limit and will be missed by so many. Ginger’s love for life included her pets, and they were always a big part of her daily life. Ginger fought a courageous battle with cancer which never dampened her spirit. She won the victory over death with her precious savior Jesus Christ by her side. She quietly departed this life, Aug. 27, 2018 at her home in Aransas Pass, surrounded by her beloved family. She was preceded in death by her parents and a brother, David Marker of Florida. Mrs. Brashear is survived by her devoted husband of 57 years Bill Brashear. Her beautiful life will forever be cherished in the lives of her children: Klaus Brashear and wife Debbie of Devine, Texas; Nicki Lyn (Brashear) Lamb and husband Barry of Hamilton, Texas; Robin (Brashear) Hampton and husband Gary of Illinois; Brad Brashear and wife Paula of Illinois; John Texas Farrell and wife Kim of Minnesota; grandchildren, Kristen L. Brashear, Nikki L. (Chuck) Grady, Brandon Brashear, Kendall Brashear, Landon W. Lamb, Benjamin Noel (Haley) Lamb , William Lyn Lamb, Stephanie M. (Jeff) Wink, James R. (Jenny) Hampton; Katie (Jeff) Koch, Lisa (Sean) Kluesner, MaryBeth (Dave) Brannstrom; Brian Kranz, Julia Rivers, Joseph Farrell, Audrey Farrell and Alice Farrell; eight great-grandchildren, beloved nieces, nephews, cousins and numerous friends. Visitation for Mrs. Brashear was held from 12:30 p.m. until funeral service time at 2 p.m. conducted by Pastor David Dear Wednesday, Aug. 29, 2018 at Charlie Marshall Funeral Home in Aransas Pass. Graveside service conducted by Pastor David Dear was held at noone Saturday, Sept. 1, 2018 at the Hampton Vaughan Crestview Memorial Park in Wichita Falls. Expressions of sympathy may be made by donations to First Christian Church Scholarship Fund; Women’s Club of Aransas Pass Scholarship Fund; and/or Aransas Pass Home Extension Club Scholarship Fund. The irreplaceable Ginger will forever be remembered. Online condolences may be left at www.charliemarshallfuneralhomes.com. Arrangements entrusted to: Charlie Marshall Funeral Homes and Crematory.