Varina Heinrich French
Varina was born and raised in Hillsboro, Oregon to Vincent T. and Maudie V. Heinrich.
Varina's survivors include son Danny French; daughter. Laurie Lund, both of Palm Desert, California; brother, Vincent D. Heinrich of Hillsboro; sister, Susan Mackin of Grants Pass, Oregon and several grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Varina graduated from Hillsboro High School in 1951 and graduated from Pacific University in 1955. She served as a Pacific coach and Physical Education faculty member. She was inducted into Pacific University Hall of Fame in 1996. She was involved in Women's gymnastics working as a leader on the U.S. Women's Gymnastics Team during the 1976, 1980, and 1984 Olympic Games.
A memorial was held for Varina at Pacific University May 9, 2019.