Virginia Lorbeer

May 31, 1941 — March 15, 2024

Aurora, Colorado

Virginia Lorbeer

Virginia Lee Lorbeer (‘Ginny’), age 82, of Aurora, Colorado, passed away March 15, 2024, following a hard-fought battle against metastatic breast cancer. Ginny is survived by her brother, Robert Lorbeer and wife Belinda Gail of Magnolia, Texas; sister, Janelle Bedard of Wichita, Kansas; sister, Lynnette McLain of Pearland, Texas; niece ,Nicole Broome and husband Scott; niece, Renee Befort and husband Craig; nephew, Scott Bedard and wife Margaret; niece, Jaclyn Harris and husband Jared; Aunt, Cindi Schlemeyer of Aurora, Colorado; great-nieces and nephews; and a wealth of friends. 

Ginny was born on May 31, 1941, in Denver, Colorado, to Earl C. (‘Johnie’) and Alice L. (‘Jackie’) (Schlemeyer) Lorbeer. Ginny held a BS in Business Education & English from Fort Hays State University; a MS in Secondary School Administration from University of Colorado; and continued her education with additional work in Graduate Studies at various Colorado Universities. 

Ginny’s accolades are many, 40+ honors and awards, spanning from 1972 through 2024. The latest to be an induction into the National High School Athletic Coaches Association Hall-of-Fame, scheduled for June 25th. Due to Ginny’s fading health, a celebration and ceremony was held in her home on May 13th. She was surrounded by colleagues, educators, former students aka “my girls”, friends and family. A very special day. 

Ginny filled her life investing in people, from the early days of teaching in Denver, first at Manual High School; followed by Montbello High School, and mixed in, teaching at Emily Griffith Opportunity School; as well as a customer service agent for TransWorld Airlines (TWA), and as a model with J.F. Talent. 

Ginny committed to her students, colleagues, friends, and family. Not only in the educational field, and coaching field, but their lives. Always encouraging, supporting, lifting each one up. She loved sending cards – birthdays, anniversaries, graduations, an encouraging word. You were never forgotten, always cared for, she was always involved, a lifelong commitment, done in love and support. 

Heaven has a new angel, she is cheering and supporting each of us, all who have known and loved her. Ginny exemplified what it is to care. May we all lead a life filled with this same love and kindness.

KJV Matthew 25:21: ‘His Lord said unto him, Well done, thou good and faithful servant; thou hast been faithful over a few things, I will make thee ruler over many things: enter thou into the joy of the Lord.

Funeral arrangements are pending with Keithley Funeral Homes and Crematory-Brock's Chapel  2509 Vine street Hays, KS 67601.
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