Virginia Palen age 76, of Oviedo, Florida passed away on Sunday, January 21, 2024. Ginger was born in Orange, New Jersey on August 24, 1947.
Ginger attended Livingston High School graduating in 1966. This is where she met the love of her life, her High School sweetheart, Gregory Webb Palen. They married shortly thereafter on August 6, 1967. They set up their first home in Rockaway, New Jersey, welcoming their son, Gregory Robert in 1969 and their daughter Stephanie Ann in 1972. The family briefly moved to Casselberry, Florida before returning to Lake Rogerene, New Jersey.
It was here that Ginger and a friend owned and operated a record shop named Joyful Noise Records in Dover, New Jersey for a few years. She also perused her license as a Realtor and worked for Weichert Reality in New Jersey for many years. Ginger was the Cub Scout Den Mother for her son and local boys of Pack 162, Den 2. She was well suited for this position of leading, as she had a quiet command of youngsters that she practiced in various setting including being a Youth Leader at Lakeland First Church of the Nazarene in Denville, New Jersey.
It was in this Youth Leader position that she conducted Sunday, Wednesday, and Friday youth groups, leading many during their teenage years to understand how Jesus was and always would be relevant in their lives.