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Geraldine B. Nielsen Bulow


1924 - 2010 In Memoriam Condolences
Geraldine B. Nielsen Bulow In Memoriam
In Loving Memory of of our mother Geraldine (Jerry) B. Nielsen Bulow June 23, 1924 - October 24, 2010 She was a wonderful wife, mother, grandmother and friend to many all around her. She is survived by her husband, Harry Bulow, of Lake San Marcos, CA; her children, Karen Nielsen Bartlett, of Escondido, CA, Kurt Nielsen, of San Diego, Greta Carver and husband Dennis Carver of Bakersfield, CA; sister Betty Jane (Aunt Janie) Carter of San Diego; many grandchildren have also been blessed by her generous loving spirit, Jeri Miller and and husband Mark of Oceanside, CA, Stan Bartlett and wife Christy of Escondido, CA, Robert Mckenna Carver and wife Katie of Bakersfield, CA, Elizabeth (Betsy) Carver of Woody, CA. Jessice Carver, Michael Carver and Thomas Carver all of Bakersfield, Ca and Bryan Nielsen of Campo, CA; and great-grandchildren including Chelsea Miller, Noah Miller, Tyler and Amanda Bartlett, Whitney, Camille and Monte Carver, Regina and Jacob Carver, Samantha Nielsen Carver, and Ari Carver, and Alex and Anthony Nielsen. She is preceded in death by her son, Eric Michael Nielsen; her mother Ruby Harrison Smith Tuzzolino; and father Ralph Lloyd Smith. Jerry raised her family, living in rural farmland east of Delano, while married to Howard Nielsen. She embraced cooking for a large group, which might be the 4H group, the summer harvest crew that helped Dad harvest the wheat crop or many gatherings. She would help grandpa with the butchering and wrapping process of animals we raised on the farm. She would sew and taught us girls to create lovely things with our hands. Besides the home activities, Jerry was a frequent volunteer in the community. She helped at the Well Baby Clinic at Righgrove, a 4H mom, served on the election board for many years and helped whenever needed for our church. While living at Lake San Marcos, Jerry became an avid tennis player. Jerry was very competitive and would burst with delight after beating as she would say, "the younger girls". While married to Harry, they had a wonderful opportunity to travel the world. Harry even wrote a book about his wife, titled The Travels of Jerry Smith. Mom was loved and is missed by her family and friends. www.bakersfield.com/obits
Published in Bakersfield Californian on Oct. 24, 2013
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