DR. VIRGINIA O.K. FINE “GINNY”
GINNY 96, died peacefully at home in Maunawili Valley on May 18, 2017. Born on April 18, 1921 in Great Falls, Montana, she grew up in Oklahoma City as the only child of Jesse and Helen Owens. Shortly after graduating from Oklahoma A&M (later Oklahoma State) in 1943, Ginny met and married Robert (Bob) Kemble. When WWII ended the young couple settled in Cambridge, MA, where they had five children. After Bob completed training as a psychiatrist, the family moved to Hawaii in 1957. They lived briefly in Kaneohe before moving in 1959 to the house in Maunawili that remained Ginny's home for the rest of her life. As her children grew up, she returned to school at the University of Hawaii, earning her Ph.D. and then establishing a clinical practice as a psychologist in Honolulu. After her marriage to Bob ended, Ginny married Jules Fine in 1969. Ginny and Jules loved to travel and were especially fond of the year they lived in Amsterdam. They enjoyed a happy life together until Jules' life was cut short by cancer in 1983. Ginny was an active member of the Unitarian Church her entire adult life, with a strong interest in spiritualism. She was also a committed Democrat and advocate for peace and political liberalism. She is survived by five children (Dr. Stephen Kemble, Brian Kemble, David Kemble, Marcia Kemble, and Dr. Janet Onopa); three step-children (Joan Hudson, Amy Fine, and Dr. Sylvia Fine); four grandchildren (Dr. Sarah Kemble Verhoef, Dr. Anne Kemble, Dr. Ryder Onopa, and Alex Onopa); and two great-grandchildren (Gabrielle and Anika Verhoef). A celebration of Ginny's long and remarkable life will be held at the Unitarian Church, 2500 Pali Highway, Sunday, July 2, 4:00 pm. Gifts in her honor may be made to the Unitarian Church or the John A. Burns School of Medicine.
Our deepest condolences to the family and friends of the deceased