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In Memory of Virginia G. Malvey

Gathering of Family and Friends

3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Friday February 25, 2022
O'Connell Family Funeral Home
520 11th Street South
Hudson WI, 54016

Virginia G. Malvey died peacefully at home at 9:35 PM on February 6th, 2022.  She was predeceased by her parents Vernon and Bessie Carlson.


Ginny was born in Minneapolis on December 9, 1944.  She was raised in Hopkins MN and graduated from Hopkins High School in 1962.


She leaves behind and was the loving wife to Peter Malvey, mother to Tom Montgomery (Sara), step mother to Ken Malvey (Deanna), sister to Dale Carlson (Sue), and aunt to Robert and Daniel Carlson and Amy Varga.  She was the loving grandmother to Hannah Malvey, and Elsie and Fiona Montgomery.  She will be missed by her loving companion Cooper, who was a great comfort to her.


Ginny loved being a grandma and spending time with family.  She had many cherished, life-long friends.  She was a loving and caring person.  She gave generously of her time through the Big Sisters program, profoundly impacting the life of the young woman she mentored, who became a close friend and loyal supporter during the course of Ginny’s illness. 


She loved quilting, and would manage to join a club everywhere she went.  She loved tennis, both as a participator and a spectator.  She never missed a televised national tournament.  She loved being outdoors and gardening.  She learned trap shooting and shot in a local league as well as registered shoots (ATA).  She was a member of the first ‘all female’ team in club history.  They won their division.


Celebration of Life will be held from 3:00-5:00 p.m. on Friday, February 25, 2022 at the O’Connell Family Funeral Home, 520 S. 11th St., Hudson, WI.

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    • I got to know Ginny at Gethsemane Lutheran Church. We got to be good friends. We didn’t keep in touch after she moved, so I didn’t know about her illness. I want to express my sympathy to her family. She will be missed. 💕

    • Ginny came into my life in the early 1990’s in Fort Worth, Texas. My youngest son was in The Big Brothers Big Sisters, in the 2nd or 3rd year, the program started Mementor for Mom’s. Ginny an I were matched as a Team. She drove from Alvardo, Texas to Fort Worth. I was nervous as heck an I wasn’t quite sure what Ginny would think of me an my 3 young kids at home. She took us to an ice cream place. I was shy, somehow my Sweet Ginny, broke that shyness from me. Got a call from our Counselor at Big’s, she stated that Ginny loved my family from day one. The funny part about lunch, well she got to enjoy our lunch, but I was answering her questions an I would have to take my to go box back to work an hungry. When I was going thru tough times, I would call My Ginny 1st, oh she would get mad an say” My Gosh Juanita”, would you like for me to give that person a piece of my mind. Ginny was like a mother to me, than my own mom. I would Always tell her that I LOVED HER AS MY MOM. We shared many Great Lovely memories thru all these years. An when she broke the news about moving back home, I cried an got so depressed. Every card an letter she sent me I still have them. It broke my heart when I was informed about my Ginny’s health. Oh how I cried an for a while I didn’t want to believe it. A part of me has died when my Sweet Ginny left us. She wasn’t my mentor, but mine an my kids family. The best part about the Program they started for single moms, was that it wasn’t as successful as they thought it was going to be. BUT MINE AN GINNY’S lasted for so many GREAT Years. No more phone calls, letters, or cards. I don’t have another person who I can call on when I hit a ruff patch. Really honestly I couldn’t let no one else to come into my life like my Ginny. God made her Beautiful, witty at times an Huge Great Heart. When I had told my kids about Ginny’s passing,my youngest son mommy she never looked at us down on where we came from or that you were a single mom. She was a phone call away when I need I was on my deep end when I wanted to end my life. My gosh she was on the phone with me for a couple of hours. She told me that my kids an herself needed me here on earth. She was a Great Person an mentor to me an maybe to others. Just to hear her laughter an voice 1 more time. An oh yes ” Oh God Juanita”. My prayers go out to Peter , Tom an his family, other family members an friends that she would talk about. An oh yes Ken an Hannah. She would say my Hannah. Ginny you will be missed an you touched so many lives. Rest my Dear Sweet Ginny. Thank you for coming into our lives an I LOVE YOU FOREVER.

    • Dear Tom, Sara, Elsie, and Fiona—so very sorry for the loss of Ginny. I have fond memories of her from my teenage years when I had much contact with her! She reminded me of Mary Tyler Moore…there was a palpable spark, an energy that was fun and very positive…I enjoyed being around her very much. Other mothers of my friends at that stage of life didn’t affect me that way—Ginny was hip and cool! And she was doing it all by herself…and she did it well, as evidenced by Tom. I was able to
      stay connected anecdotally through Tom, and I always enjoyed any updates about her life…Texas, Wisconsin, being a wonderful grandma, mother/mother-in-law, etc. I was saddened to learn of her illness that appeared fairly recently, and I know that she is now at peace. I look forward to spending time with the four of you soon, as I want to hear more about Ginny…I know there’s much to tell! My love to Ginny, and to you all as well. Mike Schneidet ✝️🌹

    • I worked with Ginny back in the late 80’s, early 90’s back at Supervalu/Market Analysis and have such fond memories of her. She was a lovely woman, and always so helpful to us analysts – and we sure needed the help. I am so sorry for the loss to Peter and her family and friends. Deb Carlson