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Lasting Legacy Remembering Rich Hunsaker ’52 and Ginnie Moses Hunsaker ’52

Lifetimes of love and loyalty to Redlands 1930 Virginia “Ginnie” Moses is born in Glendale, California, to parents Horace Moses and Edith Woodworth Moses.

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By Laura Gallardo ’03, ’22

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n January, the University of Redlands community was devastated by the loss of two of its most honored and beloved alumni, Ginnie Moses Hunsaker ’52 on Jan. 3 and Rich Hunsaker ’52 just nine days later on Jan. 12. Their passings mark the end of an era for the University, as the couple shared a deep love for their alma mater and transformed Redlands in unparalleled ways. When reflecting on their giving to the University, Rich said, “Redlands is a small university, and our gifts can really make a difference. … We can see the good that our gifts do, and I think that’s the main motivation for us to give.” The couple is survived by their four children, Debbie Edgcomb, Brian Hunsaker, David Hunsaker, and Edie Barvin; their spouses, John Edgcomb, Nancy Hunsaker, and Elizabeth Hunsaker; 12 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and Rich’s late brother’s wife, Beverly Hunsaker. In lieu of flowers, the Hunsaker family has requested memorial gifts to the Hunsaker Scholarship Prize Endowment. Gifts may be sent to University of Redlands, Office of Development, P.O. Box 3080, Redlands, CA 92373 or made online at www.redlands.edu/givenow.

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1950s 1948 Rich and Ginnie meet as first-year students through the Associated Students of University of Redlands (Ginnie was freshman class secretary; Rich was freshman class president). At Redlands, Ginnie was a member of the Delta Kappa Psi sorority, University Choir, and Dance Club. Reportedly after their first date (a Pi Chi fraternity ski party at which Ginnie broke her ankle), Rich went home and told his parents he had met his future wife.

1955 Rich and Ginnie start their family with the birth of their daughter, Debbie, followed by Brian, David, and Edie.

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