OBITUARY

Geraldine A. Wilson

April 3, 1922July 29, 2018

Geraldine "Gerry" Wilson passed on July, 29, 2018 in Lakewood, Colorado. She was 96

The daughter of John and Ellen Beuning, she was born April 3, 1922 near Centralia, Kansas. She married her childhood sweetheart, Robert C. Wilson on September 26, 1942 in Kansas City, Kansas.

She graduated from High School in Valley Falls, Kansas and Brown-Mackie Business School in Kansas City Kansas.

In 1952 Mrs. Wilson moved to Boulder from St. Francis, Kansas. She was employed as Accounting Superior for Colorado Insurance Group for 8 years. She was Accountant and Assistant Treasurer for the Denver National Insurance Company for one year. She joined her husband in forming several mutual crop-hail insurance companies and was an officer for the Western Plains Insurance Group. After the insurance charter was sold in 1972 to the Cimarron Insurance Company, she became Administrator Assistant for the 20th Judicial District. She held that position until she retired in 1988. She then worked as part-time bookkeeper for the Judicial Group until February 1995.

She was a charter member of Insurance Women of Boulder County and served a term as president. As an active member of the Rocky Mountain Climbers Club she served as vice-president and program and president for two years. She served as Historian and Archivist until the time of her death. She was an active lector for 30 years and member of the Sacred Heart of Jesus Catholic Church and a member of the Altar and Rosary Society. She also was a member of the Ladies of the Elks and a past president of the Elks Widow Group, and a volunteer at the Boulder West Senior Center.

Mrs. Wilson was an avid fan of CU football, basketball, and volleyball teams. She enjoyed hiking and leading hikers on the many trails near Boulder and the Rocky Mountain National Park area. She pressed domestic flowers to create personal greeting cards for family and friends. She enjoyed traveling world wide, golfing, cross country skiing, playing bridge and spending time with her family.

Mrs. Wilson is preceded in death by her husband Robert C. and her son Robert J. She is survived by her daughter, Suzanne (James) Summers; daughter-in-law Melody Wilson; 5 grandchildren; 9 great grandchildren; and 3 great great grandchildren.

A Rosary will be said 7:00 pm Thursday August 2 at Crist Mortuary, 3395 Penrose Pl., Boulder, CO. A Funeral Mass will be 10:00 am Friday August 3 at Sacred Heart of Jesus Church, 1318 Mapleton, Boulder, CO. Interment will be at Mountain View Memorial Park, Boulder, CO. Contributions in Honor of Mrs. Wilson can be made to Benedictine Sisters, Sister Mary Agnes Patterson, OSB, Director of Development, Mount St. Scholastica, 801 South 8th Street, Atchison, KS 66002, www.mountosb.org.

Services

  • Rosary Thursday, August 2, 2018
  • Funeral Mass Friday, August 3, 2018
  • Funeral Service Friday, August 3, 2018
  • Committal Service Friday, August 3, 2018
  • Committal Service Friday, August 3, 2018
  • Reception Friday, August 3, 2018
REMEMBERING

Geraldine A. Wilson

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Irma L

August 11, 2018

I am very sorry for your loss . May you be comforted by knowing that there is a special Promise given to your love one from God . This Promise is in His Word at John 11:25 and Isaiah 25:8.

Joyce DANEKE

August 1, 2018

Aunt Gerry exemplified joi de vivre. I always enjoyed listening to her travel tales. Her lifestyle including cross country skiing, hiking and golfing wore me out!! After September 11, we gathered at Susie's house with her and her siblings. Even though only days later, they all remained hopeful of our future. Aunt Gerry provided us all with our history in writing as she was the sage of the photos and articles. I loved her very much and hope that she enjoys her deserved rest in heaven. I pray for her family to find consolation in this difficult time.

FROM THE FAMILY