Saturday, September 10, 2011

9/11 Connections in Bovina

Among the over 3000 victims of the September 11, 2001 attacks on the World Trade Center, there were at least two people with a connection to Bovina.

Virginia Ormiston-Kenworthy was a descendant of William Ormiston (1780-1864), one of Bovina's original settlers.  Her grandparents were Wendell (1891-1965) and Lillian Haller Ormiston (1893-1984).  Wendell's sisters included Ruth Monroe and Lois Davidson.  Virginia Ormiston was born in 1959, the daughter of Robert and Jeanette Hedman Ormiston.  She attended Rutgers College of Engineering from 1977 to 1981.  Virginia was married and living in the New York City area in 2001, working for Marsh & McLennan Cos. Inc in the World Trade Center at the time of her tragic death. 

This is Virginia's photo from Rutgers.

Go to to see tributes to Virginia.  To see where Virginia's name will be located on the 9/11 National Memorial at the World Trade Center, go to

Another victim of 9/11, Jean Marie Collin, has impacted Bovina since her death.  Her family has established the Jean Marie Collin Memorial Scholarship fund.  One of the awards each year goes to a Bovina student - the award is managed through the Bovina Public Library.  Here's "Beannie's" biography from the Voices of September 11 website:

On this 10th anniversary of the September 11 attacks, we remember "Ginger" and "Beannie" and all the victims of a day that we'll never forget.

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