Geraldine E. Meyer
Estes Park resident Geraldine Elizabeth (Gerry) Meyer died at her home Tuesday, August 26, 2008. She was 90 years old. Geraldine E. Meyer was born April 16, 1918 in Clifton, KS. Her parents were Nicholas C. and Emma B. (Mayer) Wurtz.
Gerry married Robert H. (Bob) Meyer on December 9, 1943 at St. Charles Catholic Church in San Francisco. She taught 8 grades in a one room school house in Washington County Kansas rural schools for 12 years. During World War II, Gerry worked for the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) and the Federal Housing Agency in San Francisco.
Bob and Gerry settled in Mankato, KS where they resided for 33 years and raised their family. In 1983, Bob and Gerry moved to Estes Park, CO. In Estes Park, Gerry was a member of Our Lady of the Mountains Catholic Church, Ladies Altar and Rosary Society, Villagers, Estes Park Christian Women’s Club, Red Hatters, and the Minerva Garden Club. While in Estes Park, she worked for many years at Grandpa’s Gift Shop.
Gerry is survived by her children Mike and his wife Nancy of Cordillera, CO, Roanna April of Colorado Springs, CO, Roberta Hoffman and her husband Henry of Joplin, MO, Adrian and his wife Ellen of Beloit, KS, Angela Moxter and her husband Lowell of Hays, KS, Camilla Saint and her husband Larry of Estes Park, CO, Sylvia Hoyt and her husband Richard of Centennial, CO, as well as 15 grandchildren and one great grandson. She is also survived by her brother-in-law Lyle Lange and sister-in-law Valora Wurtz, both of Clifton, KS, and by sister-in-law Ruth Meyer of Topeka, KS. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Robert H. Meyer, her sisters Vernus Lange and Marie Hartman, and by her brothers Ralph Wurtz and Herman Wurtz. She will be remembered as a loving wife, mother, and grandmother.
Visitation was held on Thursday, August 28 followed immediately by an evening vigil service.
Mass of the Christian Burial will be celebrated at Our Lady of the Mountains Catholic Church Friday, August 29 at 10:00 a.m. with burial at Estes Valley Memorial Gardens. Memorial contributions may be made to Our Lady of the Mountains Catholic Church Building Fund in care of Allnutt Chapel at 1302 Graves Avenue, Estes Park, CO 80517.
See www.allnutt.com to see Gerry’s obituary on-line and to send a message to her family.