Virginia “Ginny” Heinlein
(Virginia Doris Gerstenfeld)
Mrs. Heinlein passed away peacefully in her sleep the morning of January 18, 2003. She was born in New York, and married Robert Heinlein in 1948.
“…Ginny is a chemist, biochemist, aviation test engineer, experimental horticulturist; she earned varsity letters at N.Y.U. in swimming, diving, basketball and field hockey, and became a competitive figure skater after graduation; she speaks seven languages so far…” Damon Knight in the introduction to The Past Through Tomorrow
She also served her country as a Navy WAVE in World War II.