Geneva I Trammell

May 1, 1924May 12, 2013

Geneva Inez Cox Trammell was born May 1, 1924, on a small farm in Bennington, Oklahoma, the first-born child of Lester and Della Cox. She graduated Valedictorian from Bokchito High. On February 12, 1946, she married Horace Clinton Trammell while he was on leave from the U.S. Navy. They were happily married until his passing in 1992. In 1953, they moved with their two children to Bakersfield, California, where four more children were born. Geneva worked in retail sales for many years. Though it meant standing for hours each day in high heels, she loved her job because she delighted in being with people. She retired from Gottschalk's in 1988. Geneva was devoted to her family. She was the epitome of patience, fortitude, and selflessness. She was proud of and grateful for her children and grandchildren. Even up to her final weeks, she would remark about how glad she was to have such a nice family. Geneva loved the Lord, and throughout her life served Him-- singing in the church choir, teaching Sunday School, running the church nursery, sitting on various committees, or as a tireless prayer warrior. She was a faithful member of Valley Baptist Church where stayed active in women's groups and taught Sunday School until her health declined in 2004. She also deeply loved her church family and the many friends she made over the years. Geneva was a Godly woman, devoted wife, and precious mother and grandmother. She was greeted in heaven on Mother's Day, May 12, 2013, by her parents; husband; daughter, Debra Thompson; grandson, Caleb Thompson; brothers Eugene, Glenn, George A., and wife May Cox; sisters Billie Janice Berry and husband Tom, Shirley Ann Yandell and husband Clarence; brother-in-law Geza Banko; nephew Ricky Hawkins, and niece Teresa Cox. She is survived by her son Sam and wife Sandra Trammell; daughters and their spouses Susan and Barry Young, Brenda and Robert Thompson, Lisa and Jonathan Boles, Lora and Troy Coppola; son-in-law Randy Thompson; 17 grandchildren, 28 great-grandchildren, and 2 great-great grandchildren. She is also survived by her brother Charles Cox; sisters Judy Banko, and Jessie Mae and David Hawkins; sisters-in-law Shirley Cox, Maude Lena and Wilbur Smith, and Betty Jo Trammell; brother-in-law Boyce and Carolyn Trammell, and numerous nieces and nephews. Viewing will be on Sunday, May 19, 2013, from 4:00 to 8:00 P.M. at Hillcrest Mortuary. Services will be held Monday, May 20 at 11:30 A.M. at Valley Baptist Church, 4800 Fruitvale Avenue. The family would like to thank Hoffman Hospice and the staff at Evergreen Acute-Care, Bakersfield, especially Marion and Carrie, for their loving, compassionate care for our mother during the last years of her life. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Valley Baptist Church, Hoffman Hospice, or a charity of your choice .


  • Memorial Service Monday, May 20, 2013

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Judy Banko

May 20, 2013

My dear Sis, your legacy will live on in the lives of your wonderful children, grandchildren, and great-children. They had a marvelous example of a life lived for Christ as they saw how you lived your life for your Lord Jesus Christ. I know I will miss you so very much until we meet again. You were always a joy to be around.

Terry & Edith Brewer

May 18, 2013

We will miss this dear sweet lady.