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AIS: Ginny Burton

  • Subject: [iris-photos] AIS: Ginny Burton
  • From: John I Jones jijones@usjoneses.com
  • Date: Sat, 08 Feb 2003 10:26:20 -0800

Clarence Mahan writes:

> Dear iris friends.
> Today I received a call from Ruth Wilder telling me that Ginny Burton, 
> past president of SJI and the organizer of a number of Japanese iris 
> conventions, died this morning. Ginny served as RVP, Region 5, from 
> 1975 to 1977, and under her leadership AIS membership showed 
> considerable growth in the region.
> An email from Pat Brooks advised that Ginny fell two weeks ago and was 
> hospitalized with a broken ankle.  She then suffered a stroke which 
> caused her death.  I know her many friends will be saddened by this 
> news. Several of you may not have known Ginny, but I can tell you that 
> she was tireless in her support of AIS, SJI and Japanese irises in 
> North America.  The world of irises has lost a good friend.
> (Note to Shirley Pope: Perhaps you could let Currier know about this. 
> I know was very fond of Ginny.)   Sincerely, Clarence Mahan

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