Ginny Virginia Brewster
On Thursday November
15th, 2018, Eugenie "Ginny"
Virginia Elizabeth Brewster
(Perkins), passed away. She was
born August 5th, 1938 in Shedd,
OR to Vera Ayres (Graf), a
German immigrant and school
teacher, and Chyde Perkins, an
Army veteran and janitor for the
Forestry Department at Oregon
State University (OSU). She
was a native Oregonian with a
Willamette Valley farm childhood. She obtained a BS
degree in Education at OSU while working as a farm
truck driver, librarian, and waitress. After graduation
she spent time bicycling across Europe.
She was a 30-year resident of Sandy, where she raised
5 children with her former husband, Ave Brewster.
During that time, she also had 9 foster children over an
8-year period and hosted dozens of foreign exchange
students. She was a secondary teacher, owner and
operator of Brewster Department store, owner and
operator of an antique store, real estate agent, and 4-H
club leader for many years.
Ginny became a financial advisor and registered
representative in 1980's. She received the designation
of CFP from the College of Financial Planning. Her
daughter, Christy Kinsey, joined the business with her in
1999, which they worked closely together. Ginny spent
the last 13 years splitting her time between her life in
Oregon and Palm Desert, CA where she expanded her
business, Investment Alliance Inc. She stated she was
never going to retire but she could at least work part time
in an area that felt like a vacation.
Ginny had a passion for travel, family, friends and
being involved with her community and country. She
traveled to over 20 countries, the most recent being
Peru in September where she swam in the Amazon.
She was elected to a 4-year term as Clackamas County
Treasurer in 1995, served as the president of the Oregon
Republican women, and most recently was the district
two director. She was very passionate about politics and
being a Republican. She was a member of Professional
Businesswomen Club, Women's Entrepreneurs, Rotary
Youth Exchange Chairman and Business Community
Committees. She is proceeded in death by her brother
Chyde Perkins and son Alex Brewster. She is survived by
her brother Fred Perkins, children; Carrie Brewster, Kurt
Brewster, Christy Kinsey (Brewster), and Amy Meyer
(Brewster), and her grandchildren, Natasha Eberth
(Cavender), Alex Cavender, Nathan Friberg, Trenten
Meyer, Dylan Meyer, Emma Meyer and Clyde Goldby.
A funeral service will be held Friday, November 30th
at Sandy Funeral Home at 11am with a graveside and
reception to follow. In lieu of flowers, we are asking
that you make a donation to Alex Brewster memorial
fund. Ginny started this memorial for her son who died
in 1985 at the age of 20. You can make the check out
to "Inveso FBO Alex Brewster Memorial Scholarship"
and send it to 415 NE 4th St. Gresham, OR 97030.