State 4A DECEMBER 27 THURSDAY 2018 SANLUISOBISPO.COM OBITUARIES Club. That weekend while skiing, she met her future husband, Jack Rarig, who was a member of the Ski Club. They married in 1949 and went on to raise a family of four sons and one daughter. Their passion for the mountains led them to buy a scenic property overlooking the Truckee River near Squaw Valley. Family and friends enjoyed years of skiing, sailing, hiking, river rafting, fishing and swimming at the family cabin. Outdoorsy family vacations involved packing the entire family in the car with camping gear loaded on top for trips to the National Parks in California and Canada. At the age of 60, Ginnie enrolled in Laney College, where she took classes in natural history as part of her training to become a docent at the Museum of Natural History in Oakland. Her volunteer work there opened a new world for her. She developed a love of birding and wildflower exploration. Over the next 30 years, she went on many wildflower hikes and birding trips with her dear friends. She was a lifetime member of the California Native Plant Society, Audubon Historical Society of the Central Coast, and the Cayucos Land Conservancy. Ginnie was also an avid golfer and tennis player. She spent many years playing with like-minded friends at the San Luis Obispo Country Club. Her most recent sports endeavor occurred on her pickleball court, where at age 91, Ginnie found her newest sport. She will always be known for her love of play and her competitive, fun spirit. Ginnie radiated a warmth and enthusiasm that drew people to her. Her love of life was contagious. Always seeing the good in everyone she met, she was an inspiration to many and a model of generosity and kindness, for she always had a glitter in her eye and a captivating story to tell. Ginnie believed that family was the secret to a healthy and happy life. She made sure holidays, birthdays and special occasions were celebrated with loved ones. "It’s a new day, let’s brighten it up," she liked to say. Ginnie is survived by her four children: Steve Rarig(Dawn Borst), Nick (Tami) Rarig, Chris (Patti) Rarig, and Nancy Rarig; seven grandchildren: Niki, Kellie, Stephen, Connor, Danielle, Michael, Cole, Keelan; five great-grandchildren: Bradley, Kalea, Tristen, Boden, and Lily. She is also survived by her sister, Nancy Buckley, as well as her sisters-in-law Marge Moran and Freddy Moran, and many nephews and nieces. Ginnie was preceded in death by her husband, Jack, and son John, (Laurie Leary) as well as her parents, Tom and Sadie Moran, and her brothers: Tom, Marshall and Neil. We would like to thank all those healers, doctors, trainers, physical therapists, acupuncturists, masseuses, the angels who kept her strong and healthy so she could enjoy her greatest love, golf, up to the age of 91. In lieu of flowers memorials can be made to the Saint Timothy’s Women’s Guild at Saint Timothy Catholic Church in Morro Bay. Funeral services will be held Saturday December 29th at 11:30 at Saint Timothy Catholic Church, at 962 Piney Way, Morro Bay, Calif. Virginia Marie Rarig (Ginnie) Virginia Marie Rarig (Ginnie), age 91, passed away at home in Cayucos with her daughter at her side on December 18, 2018. Ginnie was born on January 20, 1927, at Providence Hospital in Oakland. Her parents, Sadie McCormick Moran and Tom Moran, were native Californians whose parents emigrated from Ireland. Ginnie was born on her mother’s birthday and was the middle of five siblings which included Nancy Moran Buckley and the late Tom Moran Jr., Marshall Moran and Neil V. Moran. She attended Our Lady of Lourdes grammar school, Holy Names High School, Holy Names College and UC Berkeley graduate school of Social Welfare. In college, Ginnie served as president of the Catholic Intercollegiate Council, member of the Therese Club, and president of the Women’s Athletic Club. She excelled in sports and was awarded Athlete of the Year in 1948. As Social Chair at Holy Names College, she organized a ski trip to Donner Summit in conjunction with the St. Mary’s College Ski Helen W. Tiffin OBITUARY Helen W. Tiffin, 102, died Saturday, December 15, in Los Osos. She was born in 1916 in Burbank, California, as the third of five children. Music was a part of her life from an early age. She played clarinet in her high school orchestra and would later become skilled at both piano and organ. While in high school, she had the opportunity to play clarinet in an orchestra conducted by John Philip Sousa. In 1942 she married San Luis Obispo native John I. Tiffin and they began their life in his home town. After nearly 47 years together, John passed away in 1989. Helen was active in church music throughout her life, at First Baptist Church and Grace Church in San Luis Obispo, and at Baywood Park Community Church in Los Osos. In addition to playing piano and organ, she also directed choirs at First Baptist and Baywood Park. She was predeceased by her husband John and her great-granddaughter Hannah Tiffin. She is survived by her son John and his wife Kathrene, her daughter Janet, grandchildren John Tiffin (Amy), Kathrene Herndon (John), Robert Tiffin, Juliette Ream (Keith), and Angenette Bloom (Joe), and great-grandchildren Katelynne and Kynlee Herndon, and Elizabeth Tiffin. Mom, you were the hub around which the wheel of our family revolved and you will be greatly missed. A memorial service will take place at noon on December 27th at Baywood Park Community Church, 1436 11th Street in Los Osos. POLICY Obituaries placed in The Tribune are handled by the advertising department. 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