.To view Ginger's Celebration of Life CLICK HERE\n\nVirginia (Ginger) Gail Currey born to Margaret and Lloyd Genschmer in 1944 in Webster City, Iowa, passed away Monday April 10, 2023. She sadly lost her battle to Alzheimer's at the age of 78. She is survived by her brother Doug Genschmer, her husband Stephen Currey, her son Dirk Nelson, daughter in law Kylie Nelson, and grandsons Brock and Dax Nelson.\n\n\n\nGinger was a very remarkable woman. She was a small town girl from Webster City, Iowa. She attended college at University of Northern Iowa where she obtained her teaching degree. She got married, started her teaching career in Littleton Colorado, and then gave birth to her son Dirk in 1977. Ginger and Dirk were extremely close, thick as thieves. His father, Harold Nelson, died when Dirk was 3 years old, so it was just the 2 of them as Dirk grew up. Being a single parent and a widow was tough, Ginger was a very strong woman and overcame the adversity.\n\n\n\nIn 1988, Ginger decided they needed a change and wanted to move. She gave Dirk 3 options...Huntsville Alabama, Singapore, or Tucson. She brought Dirk to Tucson in the middle of July to visit. They handled the desert heat, and decided to make Tucson their new home. They packed up what would fit in their car and moved.\n\n\n\nIn 1996 Ginger met Steve Currey. She married him 4 years later, April 15, 2000. He somehow handled the crazy vibe of Ginger and Dirk, and they all quickly became a family. Their bond was beautiful. They would often all travel together, even sharing hotel rooms. They had so many fun trips together as a family. It was always love and laughter. Ginger was a loyal wife, and it was wonderful to see her happy with Steve.\n\nShe was so proud to tell everyone that she was "Ginger Currey, the Spice Girl!!!"\n\n\n\nHer proudest moment was when she became a grandma in 2014, after Dirk and his wife Kylie had their 1st son. Her 2nd grandson came 4 years later in 2019. Her bond and connection with Brock and Dax was so beautiful to see. She was beyond happy to be a grandma.\n\n\n\nShe was such a beautiful spirit to be around. She was so much fun, always the life of the party. She never met a stranger, and she was the most loyal friend. You never forgot her once you met her. She loved all people and taught her son the same. She loved music and loved to dance. She was a drummer and played the piano, music was deep in her soul. She had a true fire for life. It was contagious when you were around her. She had a way of making you feel at home when you were with her, and could make you laugh until you cried. She was a rare soul, someone who broke the mold of convention, a true one of a kind human.\n\n\n\nShe was an elementary school teacher for 30 years and loved working with kids. She would always dress up as different characters for her students, making learning extra fun!! She had an impact on everyone. She lead a group of local Marana school teachers called the "Rockettes," who would all travel to Rocky Point, Mexico together! No margaritas were safe when she was in Mexico!\n\n\n\nShe loved the ocean, she did snorkeling and scuba all over the world. She had a hunger for adventure! She danced with tribal warriors in Africa, and even swam with Sharks!!!! She had a wild spirit and truly lived an epic life. Ginger would always say "We're a lot of things, but boring isn't one of them."\n\n\n\nHer travels included Australia, Fiji, New Zealand, Nairobi, Tanzania, Bermuda, Brazil, Ireland, France, Italy, Germany, Poland, and Switzerland as well as Caribbean cruises.\n\n\n\nShe loved sports, and supported all of her son's sports dreams growing up. She was a die hard Denver Broncos fan and Arizona Wildcats fan.\n\n\n\nShe was also an animal lover and always had a dog. Her current dog is named "Happy", perfect for her!!\n\n\n\nHer Alzheimer's and dementia was terrible for her and her family. The day she didn't know who they were was heartbreaking. The disease is evil. She was in a memory care facility that specialized in Alzheimer's and dementia. The staff there was nice and took good care of her. She was always happy. Her condition declined in the few years, and she had been in hospice for quite awhile. Her stubborn soul stuck around as long as she could. She passed peacefully and in no pain. While her death wasn't sudden, it still hurts deeply.\n\n\n\nIn honor of Ginger, please take a moment to call a loved one and tell them you love them. Cherish them and hold tight to your memories. She will be dearly missed. Rest in paradise Ginger.\n\n\n\nThere will be a celebration of life on Friday April 28th at Vistoso Funeral home at 10:30 am.