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Virginia “Ginny” Kyser, Marine wife, PWCS secretary for Title I, community volunteer, mother of two

A memorial service was held at the Quantico Marine Base Chapel on Feb. 3, 2017 for Ginny Kyser, former secretary for the Title I Office, who passed away on January 30, 2017, at INOVA Fairfax Hospital after a short but courageous battle with cancer. Interment was at Quantico National Cemetery.

She was born Virginia Lee Detweiler in 1936 in Reading, Pennsylvania and spent her formative years in Easton, Pennsylvania. A devoted “Red Rover” and member of the Order of the Eastern Star, she graduated from Easton High School in 1954 and worked at the very first Crayola factory!

She met the love of her life on a blind date in 1955 and shortly found herself engaged to that Marine Sergeant; Jim Kyser, marrying him in 1957. She traveled the world with him, raised two wonderful children and later the family settled in Prince William County, Virginia where she found her niche as an enthusiastic volunteer and then employee of its school system. She began working for Prince William County Schools in 1970 as a secretary for Curriculum Services/Title I Office and served there until her retirement in November of 1998.

She and her love Jim traveled the world together on many adventures, but always followed their feet “home” to Virginia where, to her final days, she was surrounded by her loving family and a vast network of amazing friends.

She left a smile on every person she ever met and was the personification of “an angel on earth.”

She was preceded in death by her husband MGySgt Jim Kyser, USMC (Ret.) and is survived by her daughter Mrs. Susan Frank and her husband Colonel Harry Frank, USMCR (Ret.), her son Col. Giles Kyser, USMC (Ret.) and his wife Chris, three grandchildren (Alan, Elizabeth, and Lauren) and one great-grandchild (Evelyn).

In lieu of flowers, Ginny would like donations sent to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society at

Pierce Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Manassas, had charge of arrangements.


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