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A Wetzel and Son Obituary for:
Virginia Day Tyson
September 17, 1931 - February 27, 2018

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Funeral Home - Wetzel and Son Funeral Home - 501 Easton Road, Willow Grove, PA 19090 - 215-659-0911 - Map
Clergy - Wesley Enhanced Living Upper Moreland - 2815 Byberry Road, Hatboro, PA 19040 - 215-675-0103 - Map
Family Florist - Ambler Florist - 107 East Butler Ave, Ambler, PA 19002 - 215-646-6500 - Map
Donation - Wesley Enhanced Living Foundation - 2815 Byberry Road, Hatboro, PA 19040 - 215-675-0103 - Map

Virginia Day "Ginger" Tyson passed away on Tuesday, February 27, 2018 at Luther Woods Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. She was 86 years old. Ginger was born September 17, 1931 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, daughter of the late Norman J. Heinecke and the late Virginia Day Heinecke (nee - Markley). She is the beloved wife of the late Reuben K. Tyson; mother of Vicki O’Malley and her husband the late Tom, Jeanette Markgraf and her husband the late Dan, Scott Tyson, Mark Tyson and his wife Michelle and the late Stephen Tyson; grandmother of Matthew O’Malley and his wife Jessica, Brandon and his fiancée Lisa Franz, Douglas and his wife Courtney, Evan and his wife Brianna and Zachary Markgraf, Trent and Tyler Tyson and Laura-Ashley Rhoads and her husband Andrew; great grandmother of Caleb, Carter and Braden O’Malley, Liam and Elijah Markgraf, Brayden Spina, Shaylee Vielhauer, and Paisley Rhoads; sister of the late Norma McGovern; aunt of Debbie and Donna.

Ginger was raised and educated in Lower Merion. She was a 1948 graduate of Lower Merion High School. She and Reuben were married December 9, 1950 and shared exactly 60 years of marriage upon his passing on December 9, 2010. Ginger loved to sing, gardening and ornithology. She truly enjoyed her time at Wesley Enhanced Living Upper Moreland. She was a beacon of light, always complimenting others and being very uplifting.

Relatives and friends were invited to her memorial service on Friday, March 2, 2018 at 10:00 A.M. at Wetzel and Son Funeral Home, 501 Easton Road, Willow Grove, PA 19090.

Religious services were conducted by Rev. Jane McCarthy from Wesley Enhanced Living Upper Moreland, 2815 Byberry Road, Hatboro, PA 19040.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in her memory to Wesley Enhanced Living Foundation, 2815 Byberry Road, Hatboro, PA 19040.

Family flowers arranged by Ambler Florist 215-646-6500.

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