Loveland Reporter Herald
Tuesday April 24, 2001 page b-3
Geneva G. Gertson, 76, died April 18, 2001, at her home in Loveland.
She was born June 21, 1924, to William and Louise Newcomb Gielenz at the family home near Hyde. She graduated from Platner High School in 1942 and taught school during the war.
She married James F. Gertson Jr. Sept. 8, 1946. They lived in Akron for 30 years and built their own home in 1958.
In addition to bein "Mom," Mrs. Gertson worked in the school lunchroom for several years and in the bathhouse for the Akron swimming pool in the summers. She also worked as cashier for Kansas-Nebraska Natural Gas Co. Her final employment was as a bus driver for the Akron School District.
Mr. and Mrs. Gertson were avid rockhounds and spent 11 winters in Quartsite, Ariz., peddling their stones and her handmade crafts and panties. She was known to several of her customers as the "panty lady." She was also an excellent quilter and made quilts for each member of her family.
She is survived by her children, David and Linda Gertson of Wamsutter, Wyo., Norma Gertson of Anchorage, Alaska, and Tom and Maria Gertson of Elizabeth; eight grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; sisters Donna Ulep and husband John of Sweet Home, Ore., Leona Bates of Manteca, Calif., and Ruth Elliott and husband Bill of Salida; sisters-in-law JoAnne Ellsaesser of Bloomfield, N.M., Mary and Bud Kuecke of Akron; Joyce and Dale Vandermeer of Akron; and many nephews and nieces.
She was precede in death by her husband, a son Donald, sister Virginia, brother Glen and a granddaughter-in-law.
A memorial service was conducted Saturday, April 21, at Peace Evangelical Church in Akron with the Rev. Neil S. Kvern officiating. Inurnment followed in the Akron Cemetery.
Brenner Funeral Home of Akron handled arrangements.