Shirley Ann Dwyer Geremia was born Sept. 18, 1938, in Great Falls, the daughter of Mabel Blanche Herbert Dwyer and John Anthony Dwyer, and grew up in Butte.
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She was preceded in death by her brother, Louis Dwyer; sister, Phyllis Dwyer Utoff; and her beloved husband, Louie Geremia.
She is survived by her sister, Lois Dwyer Miller of Anchorage, Alaska; and four daughters, Jaqueline (Andrew) Burden, Katherine (Daniel) Pittenger, Teresa (John) Geremia-Chart, and Angela (Steve) Mahoney.
Shirley moved and traveled extensively throughout the U.S., raising her family and supporting her husband. She returned to the Montana she loved in 1977. She was a strong, caring, independent spirit and loved Montana's mountains and rivers, where she enjoyed long walks, camping and fishing. She was an avid (book a day) reader and expert seamstress. She was the first family foodie and enjoyed winning at card games. Shirley passed her love of these things to her daughters, nine grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren.
A public visitation will be held from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 23, at Dahl Funeral Chapel.
Memorials may be made in Shirley's name to Bozeman Deaconess Foundation/Hospice of Southwest Montana, 1600 Ellis St. Suite 3A, Bozeman, MT 59715.
Condolences and memories may be shared with the family at www.dahlcares.com.
Dahl Funeral Chapel
300 Highland Boulevard
Bozeman, MT 59715
Published in Bozeman Daily Chronicle on Feb. 23, 2011