OBITUARY

Geneva Helen Pilgrim

August 10, 1924June 25, 2018
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Geneva, 93, of Brazoria peacefully passed away at her home with her daughter and friend, Bonnie Flippo on June 25, 2018. She was born in Cement, Oklahoma on August 10, 1924 to John and Daisy Kelley. Geneva was the oldest of nine children, who was the “second mom” to a very large and loving family. Her family moved to Marble Falls, Texas where she met the love of her life, A J Pilgrim. They were married in December 28, 1940. There they grew their family and had four daughters: Helen Jane, Mary Edna, Virginia Ruth and Dorothy Nell. In 1951, they moved to Surfside Beach and filled their home lots of laughter, friends, family and food. Geneva enjoyed wood craving and the challenge of learning something new. Spending time with her kids brought her so much joy and happiness. In 1966, they bought a very old house in Freeport, Texas. It was loaded on a barge on the Intercoastal and went up the Benard River to be placed on the land in Wild Peach, Texas. Geneva loved talking to people and was easy to talk too. Even complete strangers would tell their problems and life stories. She was always encouraging and happy. She enjoyed life and believed in helping others. She was loved by all and called “an angel” by many. God couldn’t have sent a better, sister, mom, aunt and grandmother to our family and will be deeply missed.

  • FAMILY

  • Mary Edna Clausen, Daughter
  • Helen Jane Roesner, Daughter
  • Dorothy Nell Creekmore, Daughter
  • Her four daughters Helen Jane, Mary Edna, Virginia Ruth and Dorothy Nell

Services

  • Graveside Service Saturday, June 30, 2018
REMEMBERING

Geneva Helen Pilgrim

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Bill Kreger

June 30, 2018

Oh no Janie! I’m so sorry to hear of her passing. She was an inspiration to all. Peace to all the family down there. God has her in his arms and she is made whole once again to never be in pain or hurt.

Cadie Clausen Davis

June 30, 2018

Please remember my mom and her sister's family in your prayers. Aunt Geneva will be greatly missed but she will no longer have pain again. She has run her race and she ran it hard and had a good life. Praying for her girls Dorothy Creekmore Mary Clausen Janie Roesner all her grands.her Sister Patsy R Cain And brother Dave Kelley.

Verna R Cain

June 30, 2018

Please remember my mom and her sister's family in your prayers. Aunt Geneva will be greatly missed but she will no longer have pain again. She has run her race and she ran it hard and had a good life. Praying for her girls Dorothy Creekmore Mary Clausen Janie Roesner all her grands.her Sister Patsy R Cain And brother Dave Kelley.

Ashley Roesner

June 30, 2018

Those we love dont go away, they walk beside us everyday. Unseen, unheard but always near, still loved, still missed and held so dear. RIP Grandma Pilgrim. ❤️

John Ainsworth

June 29, 2018

Sitting here thinking about this sweet lady who has made that final trip across that river!!! So many sweet memories!! One of the last was at maw and paws house in Ackerman. I was on an air mattress in the kitchen and they where in the living room and like always I was laughing and being loud and like always maw hallerd down the hallway John Mack you better be quiet 😂and aunt nevie said aww Pat he’s fine leave that baby alone (I was about 17 by the way 😂). Loved this lady so much. Wish I’d have spent more time with her and made more memories!!!

Dorothy Creekmore

June 29, 2018

Geneva, 93, of Brazoria peacefully passed away at her home with her daughter and friend, Bonnie Flippo on June 25, 2018. She was born in Cement, Oklahoma on August 10, 1924 to John and Daisy Kelley. Geneva was the oldest of nine children, who was the “second mom” to a very large and loving family. Her family moved to Marble Falls, Texas where she met the love of her life, A J Pilgrim. They were married in December 28, 1940. There they grew their family and had four daughters: Helen Jane, Mary Edna, Virginia Ruth and Dorothy Nell. In 1951, they moved to Surfside Beach and filled their home lots of laughter, friends, family and food. Geneva enjoyed wood craving and the challenge of learning something new. Spending time with her kids brought her so much joy and happiness. In 1966, they bought a very old house in Freeport, Texas. It was loaded on a barge on the Intercoastal and went up the Benard River to be placed on the land in Wild Peach, Texas. Geneva loved talking to people and was easy to talk too. Even complete strangers would tell their problems and life stories. She was always encouraging and happy. She enjoyed life and believed in helping others. She was loved by all and called “an angel” by many. God couldn’t have sent a better, sister, mom, aunt and grandmother to our family and will be deeply missed.

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Biography

She was born in Cement, Oklahoma on August 10, 1924 to John and Daisy Kelley. Geneva was the oldest of nine children, who was the “second mom” to a very large and loving family. Geneva enjoyed wood craving and the challenge of learning something new. Spending time with her kids brought her so much joy and happiness. Geneva loved talking to people and was easy to talk too. Even complete strangers would tell their problems and life stories. She was always encouraging and happy. She enjoyed life and believed in helping others.