Geraine C Strong
September 14, 1934 – October 6, 2020
Geraine C Strong was born on September 14, 1934 and passed away on October 6, 2020 and is under the care of Butterworth Funeral Home.
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Geraine C Strong
October 18, 2020
I knew Geraine for the last ten years she was alive, and had three jobs for her. First was cleaning her home, wherever that happened to be. The second was doing what I called 'Driving Miss Daisy' with her, since I often drove her to appointments and out for errands. The third was listening to her most interesting life. A 1956 grad of the University of Washington with a Masters in English, she worked her way partially through college by waiting tables and doing other things at Mt. Rainier National Park during the summer.
She spent many years as a librarian in civil service for the US Air Force and was assigned to Guam during the Vietnam War. If our boys in uniform needed a book, Geraine was there to help them find it.
In her off time she traveled to far flung destinations around the world, including Nepal, the South Pacific, Hong Kong, and many other places. She often returned with custom-made curios and small pieces of furniture from these places, as well as hundreds of photos.
When she retired, she lived at one of the most beautiful places in Seattle's Puget Sound area, Three Tree Point. Later, she moved to a smaller residence in Des Moines, WA, which is where I met her for the first time.
A nice lady who left a legacy of books and travel worldwide, she will be missed.