Coe, Geraldine Ada 'Gerry' (Greene) (July 29, 1923 - November 19, 2004)
Geraldine Ada 'Gerry' Coe
Douglas Budget - November 24, 2004Funeral services for Geraldine Ada "Gerry" Coe, 81, will be held at 2 p.m. Nov. 24 at Congregational United Church of Christ in Douglas, with Rev. Ginny Maslo officiating.
Interment will be at Douglas Park Cemetery.
Mrs. Coe died Nov. 19, 2004, at Central Wyoming Hospice House in Casper.
She was born July 29, 1923, in Denver to Sam Towsen and Grace (Hunt)Greene. She was raised and educated in Denver, graduating from North High School in 1940. She earned a bachelor of arts degree from Hastings College in Hastings, Neb., in 1944.
She returned to Denver to work in the accounting department of the Denver and Rio Grande Western Railroad for two years, then taught commercial and English at Loomis High School in Loomis, Neb., for one year. She came to Douglas to teach business education at Converse County High School in 1947, where she remained for four years.
She received a Wyoming High School Life Certificate in 1950. She also taught evening classes under the University of Wyoming's extension department for adult education. After leaving the high school, she worked part-time doing bookkeeping and clerical work for George Insurance Agency, Stacy Drilling Company and Converse Lumber.
She married Cecil J. Coe on April 16, 1948, in Douglas and continued teaching for three years, after which she became a full-time homemaker, mother and volunteer.
As a member of Congregational United Church of Christ, Mrs. Coe participated in most activities, including clerk, deaconess, Sunday School and Vacation Bible School teacher, and president of Ladies Circle and Semi-Circle.
Her community activities included secretary for the Girl Scout Council, president of the Douglas Civic Club, Epsilon Alpha (now Douglas Sorority), Douglas Ladies Golf Association, and Chapter N, P.E.O., Sisterhood. She served eight years as secretary of the Converse Library Board and was a 10-year 4-H leader. She served four years on the Wyoming State Executive Boards, P.E.O. Sisterhood.
Mrs. Coe's special interests were sewing, golf, bridge, swimming, oil painting and assembling family albums.
Since 1979, she and her husband spent winters in the Sun Cities area of Arizona, always returning home to Wyoming for the summer months.
Mrs. Coe counted among her blessings the opportunity to raise two children as her own. She treasured the many comments from former students expressing thanks to "Miss Greene" for her positive influence in their lives.
She is survived by her husband Cecil of Douglas; daughter Susan J. Robertson of Cheyenne; grandchildren Jamie Robertson and Mark Robertson; and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents; a special uncle; and her son James David "Jim" Coe on June 20, 1976.
Pallbearers will be Mark Robertson, Bernie Seebaum, Doug Krogh, Hale Kreycik, Mike Perrotti and Kyle Haar.
A memorial to Central Wyoming Hospice Program, 319 S. Wilson St., Casper 82601, or a charity of the donor's choice, would be appreciated.
Gorman Funeral Homes-Converse Chapel of Douglas is in charge of the arrangements.