Geraldine was born near White City, Kansas on October 16, 1934. She graduated from high school in Junction City, Kansas in 1953. After graduation she worked for several years at the 1st National Bank in Civil Service at Ft. Riley, Kansas as a secretary for 5 years. She moved to southern California in 1960 and lived there until 1971 at which time she moved to Colorado Springs, Colorado. She met her husband, Fred who was retired for the U.S. Marine Corps after 27 years service and married in 1972. She has no children of her own but, is survived by a stepson, Steve, and stepdaughter, Katherine, from her marriage to Fred Ryan. She is also survived by a step-granddaughter and a step-great-grandson. She also was a life member of the Elks Lodge
#309 Wives Club for years.