- July 20, 1944 - July 14, 2012
- Winter Springs, Florida
of Ginger's Passing
- In lieu of flowers, we suggest memorial contributions to a scholarship that will benefit students in Central Florida. More details are forthcoming.
Ginger Barnett Memorial Education Scholarship
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“Mrs Barnett always inspired me to learn. She supported me being in plays and was always front and center opening night. Thanks for everything
1 of 3 | Posted by: Nina Hinckley - orlando, FL
“Dear Mrs. Barnett,
I remember one of the first days of French class in 1998 at UHS where you introduced yourself only speaking French, with your...Read More »
2 of 3 | Posted by: Denise Morejon - Orlando, FL
“Brynn:Our prayers and thoughts are with you during this time in the loss of your beautiful mother. Thank you for allowing us the privilege of caring...Read More »
3 of 3 | Posted by: Gerald Norrington - Maitland, FL
Ginger Barnett was born Nellie "Ginger" Greene, making her debut in the world on July 20, 1944 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. The only child of Nellie Carpenter Greene and Charles Porter Greene, she was curious and ambitious from the start. School plays, music, politics, and the arts were all big influences in her early life, and she discovered her love (and talent) for foreign languages at a young age as well.
Soon after graduating from Florida State University in 1964 she found her life's work as a teacher, with a specialty in changing lives. For nearly 40 years she taught foreign languages – Spanish, French, and Russian – to high school students in northern and central Florida. She not only introduced them to cultures and languages from around the world, but also helped so many of them become the people they are today.
Ginger passed away on July 14, 2012 in Longwood, Florida. She is survived by one daughter, Brynn Barnett, many wonderful friends and former colleagues, and thousands of former students – all of whose lives and hearts she touched. She will be greatly missed but will always be remembered with a smile.