Posted On November 20th, 2011 -


Virginia “Ginny” Hee passed away on November 8, 2011, at St. Francis Hospice. Born on August 11, 1943, in Honolulu, Hawaii, she was raised in Moanalua Gardens and Kaimuki. She graduated from Sacred Hearts Academy and attended the University of Hawaii.

Ginny worked at Punahou School since 1978, first in Cooke Library, ITV, and later as a secretary in the Athletic Office. Although she wouldn’t admit it, she was an accomplished hula dancer known for her graceful movements, especially her lovely hands. Ginny was an avid sports fan and enjoyed following the Indianapolis Colts, Alabama Crimson Tide, Notre Dame football, Wahine volleyball, Pepperdine men’s volleyball, and Tiger Woods. She attended many high school sporting events and was a staunch supporter of Punahou athletics. Since her retirement in 2008, Ginny and her husband, Bob, spent most of their time visiting their precious grandchildren in California. Ginny, or “Nan” as her grandchildren affectionately called her, did her very best to “spoil” them with her love. Her most cherished moments were when she was with her children and grandchildren.

Ginny is survived by her husband, Robert Hee; daughter, Jana (Timothy Rogers); son, Marc (fiancee Sherrie Takaki); beloved grandchildren, Quin, Margaux, and Chelsea Rogers; brother, Louis Kau (Kathleen); sisters, Claire Ho (Alvin), Catherine Chun-Hoon (Lowell) and hanai sister, Gail Martin; nephews; grandnieces and grand-nephew; and hanai nieces and nephew.

Visitation 10:00 a.m. Saturday, November 26, at University of Hawaii Catholic Center (Newman Center). Mass at 11 a.m. Parking at St. Francis High School. Aloha attire. No flowers. Private inurnment.

- Denotes U.S. Military Veteran