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Aaron Ginn

June 17, 1946 — June 18, 2024


Aaron Charles Ginn, 78, of Cheyenne, went peacefully to be with the Lord on Tuesday June 18th, 2024. Aaron was born in Kansas City, MO on Jun 17th, 1946 to Paul and Valda Ginn (nee Osborne). He grew up near Shenandoah, IA with his siblings Penelope (Penny), Michael (Mike), James (Jim) and Paula. He left Iowa to join the Navy in 1964. He attended Naval Recruit Training (Boot Camp) in San Diego, CA and served as his platoon's Recruit Chief Petty Officer (RCPO), the highest position attainable by a recruit. His first duty station was Pearl Harbor, HI, where he met his wife of 57 years, Penny Ginn (nee Bell). Aaron and Penny raised eight children; John, Kelly, Tanya, Alicia, Stephanie, Aaron (II), Andrew and Anthony. They lived in Hawaii, Guam, Nebraska (for college), California, Iowa and Wyoming. He served as a Sonar Technician in the Navy and attained the enlisted rank of Chief Petty Officer (E-7). In 1974, with less than 11 years of service, Chief Ginn was selected to serve as a Warrant Officer for the Navy, one of the most highly skilled and respected ranks across the entire military. Aaron retired in 1984 as a Chief Warrant Officer 3 (CWO3). After his military service, Mr. Ginn worked as a District Manager for the San Diego Union-Tribune newspaper, ensuring the timely delivery of almost 10,000 papers every day. He also drove a Greyhound bus for many years, across some of the toughest routes in Wyoming, Colorado and Nebraska. Mr. Ginn retired from Greyhound, and for good, in 2009. Aaron, or "Dad", or "Senior", or "Chief", or "Gigi" as he was known to many, spent his retirement years enjoying the company of his wife of 57 years, Penny, his children, his many grandchildren along with the fellowship of many other relatives and friends. He enjoyed riding his motorcycles and driving his Corvette. He was preceded in death by his parents, Paul and Valda and his daughter Tanya Ginn-Dettmers (1968-2023). He is survived by his wife Penny, his seven children John, Kelly, Alicia, Stephanie, Aaron (Bubba), Andy and Tony; along with 15 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren, all of which loved their "Gigi" dearly. 

A visitation will be held on 6/26/2024 at 11:00 a.m. at Lakeview Chapel in Cheyenne, Wyoming with military honors to follow. To view the livestream of the visitation, please click and follow the link provided under the service information.

"When my heart was grieved and my spirit was embittered, I was senseless and ignorant; I was a brute beast before You. Yet I am always with You; You hold me by my right hand. You guide me with Your counsel, and afterward You will take me into glory. Whom have I in heaven but You? And earth has nothing I desire besides You. My flesh and my heart may fail but God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever." 

Psalm 73:22-26 

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Wednesday, June 26, 2024

11:00am - 1:00 pm (Mountain time)

Schrader, Aragon and Jacoby Funeral Home

2222 Russell Avenue, Cheyenne, WY 82001


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