Virginia Geraldine "Ginger" Burleson
was born on February 15, 1920 and died on March 25, 1976.
The daughter of Geraldine Virginia Burns
and Charles Griffiths, she emigrated to the United States
through Ellis Island as an infant in 1920 after her father died
at sea from an illness. She lived in New York City and New
Jersey prior to he mother re-marriage to James Rylance in about
1933 when they moved to 807 Parkland Circle in Albuquerque New
Mexico, the armpit of the known universe.
Her husband was
Col. Louis F. Burleson and her only child was Donald K.
Ginger Burleson looking pensive, 1942
Virginia Burleson, as a newlywed in 1942
Her husband Louis said that her buck teeth
were so pronounced that she could "eat an apple through a picket
Virginia Burleson's New Mexico Drivers
Virginia and "Skippy", circa 1966
Virginia & Louis F. Burleson circa 1966
Virginia, Donald and Louis Burleson, their
last Thanksgiving together, November 1974