Ginny “GiGi” York, 51, died unexpectedly but peacefully on Wednesday, Jan. 7, 2009 at her home. A luncheon to celebrate Ginny’s life was held Tuesday, Jan. 13 at Ms. Susan’s Catering, 1215 Jordan Street in North Liberty. Memorial contributions may be directed to The Iowa City Animal Shelter. Lensing Funeral and Cremation Services, 605 Kirkwood Avenue, Iowa City, is handling the arrangements.
Ginny was born on May 5, 1957, in Iowa City, the daughter of James and Mary (Beeler) York. She graduated from Iowa City West High School in 1975 and later went on to graduate from Kirkwood Community College. Ginny had a long and successful career as a graphic design artist, working both for ACT and Buckle Down Publishing.
Ginny was a remarkable person who had an unbelievable sense of humor. Not a moment passed where she wasn’t either smiling or laughing. She will be remembered for her love of her nieces and nephews and for her pets. Ginny simply loved life and had a tremendous impact on all of those around her.
She is survived by her father, James York of North Liberty, a sister, Lisa (Chris) Godwin of North Liberty, a brother John York of Shueyville, and her nieces and nephews Jason York, Jim Godwin and his fiancée Lynn, John (Dannie) Godwin, Kelsey Godwin and Jordan Godwin. Also surviving Ginny is her loving dog Jazz.
Ginny was preceded in death by her mother Mary, a brother Dean, a sister Lori, her grandmother Helen, and her two dogs Rufus and Bear.
Online condolences and memories may be left for the family at www.lensingfuneral.com  under obituaries.