Virginia (Ginni) Louise Sudduth, 71, of Twin Falls, Idaho, passed away peacefully Monday, September 4, 2023, after a long battle with Frontal Lobe Dementia, surrounded by family.
Ginni was born to the late Glenn and Harriet Schlegel, October 15, 1951, in Inglewood, California. Ginni was the middle child and is survived by an older brother Dennis (Ruth) Schlegel and younger brother Harold (Shanon) Schlegel. Ginni was married to Michael Sudduth in 1970. They lived in various areas of Southern and Central California throughout their marriage, but made their home in Chino, California for over 20 years. In 2020 they moved with their family to Twin Falls, Idaho. Ginni is survived by her loving husband of 53 years, Michael Sudduth and two children Shellee (Erik) Thomas and Jon (Malinda) Sudduth. She is also survived by four grandchildren Courtney (Cameron) Newberry, Brooke (Scott) Patterson, Makayla Sudduth and Kyle Sudduth and three great granddaughters Cassadee and Chloe Newberry and Brynlee Patterson. Ginni loved being a grandma and GG (great grandma). She spent many hours making memories with the kids that will be treasured forever.
Ginni accomplished many things over the course of her very full life. Her first love was her love of Jesus, and she was a witness for him in every aspect of her life. As a bible teacher, she will be remembered for the Vacation Bible School programs she wrote, Sunday School classes she taught, Bible Studies she led and her commitment to Released Time Christian Education, where she was a director, and teacher in the Chino, California school district for many years.
Ginni was also known for her creativity, cooking and seamstress skills. As the owner of The Glass Slipper Floral Design, Ginni had the opportunity to serve many brides with her floral designs, wedding cakes and seamstress skills. This business was her passion and she loved making brides’ visions a reality. She carried these talents into her everyday job at Orange County Sherriff Department where she catered and created floral arrangements for many special events. She will, however, be remembered most for her Christmas cinnamon rolls. As a family we always knew the holidays were getting close when the house was filled with the smells of cinnamon baking and the counters were stacked high with boxes tied with perfect, beautiful red bows.
Ginni had a knack for always making people feel special. Whether it was her delivering a package of goodies, or just taking the time to sit and talk to someone and pray with them, she never hesitated to show people love. Ginni was known for striking up conversations with strangers in lines at a store and before she finished checking out knowing their entire life story and praying with them. This compassion for people was evident all the way through her life, even when the disease had taken words that made sense from her, she still was known in her care facility as “Sweet Ginni” because she would walk up and hug anyone, smile and take their hands to pray.
A celebration of a life well lived will be held to honor Ginni Sudduth, Monday, October 16, 2023 at Rosenau Funeral Home, 2826 Addison Ave., Twin Falls, Idaho at 11:30 am. Reception to follow in the Rosenau Community Room. The final resting place will be at Snake River Canyon National Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, if a donation suggestion is preferred the family asks, they be made in honor of Ginni Sudduth to Canyons Retirement Home – Memory Care Facility. Canyons Retirement Home and Memory Care Facility loving handled the daily care of Ginni Sudduth for the last sixteen months and treated her with grace, dignity and love when the family was not present. Donations can be made payable to Canyons Retirement Home and mailed to Shellee Thomas, 989 Birchton Loop, Twin Falls, Idaho 83301. Following the services any donations collected will be gifted to Canyons to use to purchase a need for the unit in honor of “Sweet Ginni” Sudduth.