Geraldine "Gerri" Highland

March 28, 1936January 7, 2021

Geraldine “Gerri” Highland went to her Heavenly home on January 7, 2021 in Greeley, CO, releasing her from the pain she had been in for the past several years. She was 84 years old.

Gerri was born in Arvada, CO on March 28, 1936 to Gerald and Doris (Payne) Smith. In 1968, she married Larry Highland. She was a dedicated teacher at Longs Peak Junior High. Gerri was very involved in the Longmont Old Timers Rodeo Association, currently the Longmont Senior Pro Rodeo Association, as well as the National Senior Pro Rodeo Association. She also participated with the St. Vrain Round Up Club and the Cloverleaf Riders 4-H Club.

Gerri was loved and she will be missed.

Gerri was preceded in death by her parents; her first husband, Frank Selbe; and her sister Donna Jean Wheeler. She is survived by her husband, Larry; her daughters, Joy Daniell (Hoby) of Monroe, GA, Julie Lauridsen of Kersey, CO, and Teresa Dudden (Rick) of Fort Lupton, CO; her grandchildren, Chelsea Brassington (Justin), Cody Szallar (Taylor), Jamie Sykes (Chris), Colby Daniell, Jacob Daniell; her great-grandchildren, Zach Brassington, Kaleb Brassington, Blake Sykes, and Connor Sykes; and nieces Jackie Carlson, and Dee Jay Smith.

A Memorial Service is planned for Friday, January 22, 2021 at 10:00am at First Baptist Church in Hudson, CO. All are welcome. Visit for more information and to leave a message for her family.


  • Memorial Service

    Friday, January 22, 2021


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Jan James

January 23, 2021

It was with sadness I heard the news of Gerri's decline from Donna Carlson. Then soon after, I read of Gerri's passing. I was a PE teacher at LJH. Those of us teaching PE in the district enjoyed many "get togethers" over the years. As a horse lover I especially enjoyed hearing of Gerri's rodeo adventures. Now both Gerri and Donna C. are gone, but I thank God for memories of those who have touched my life in very special ways.

Betty Taggart

January 11, 2021

Dear Joy, Julie, and families,
Thinking of you during your time of loss, with sympathy, caring, and concern. Hope that you cherish all the good memories of your Mother. I understand your loss.
Betty Taggart

barbara ciocchetti

January 11, 2021

So sorry JULIE Many many memories

Connie Prather

January 10, 2021

Thoughts and prayers to Gerrie's family.
Connie (George) Prather

Kristy Meining

January 10, 2021

We are so sorry for your loss. Our families have such a long history together. You have been so supportive of us through our tragic times. Please let us know if we can help you in any way.
Our Deepest Sympathy,
Ron and Kristy Meining