Geraldine Ruth "Jeri" (Ferrell) O'Conner(1933 - 2013)

Passed away Saturday June 1, 2013 in Petaluma, California. She was born on February 16, 1933 in Alliance, Nebraska. Daughter of Beulah and Cotton (Gerald) Ferrell. The family moved to California many years later, settling in San Francisco, CA. She attended and graduated from Polytechnic High School, afterward she held a job with a non-profit organization. She married Robert E. O'Connor in San Francisco. They later moved to Petaluma with their four children in 1971. She is survived by her husband Robert E. O'Connor; three children, Joyce Kelly & Dennis, Carolyn Talesfore & Dennis; Steven O'Connor & Jennifer; grandchildren, Christopher Kelly, Nicholas Kelly, Carly Talesfore, Ryan Talesfore, and Casey Talesfore. She is now once again with her beloved son Robert F. O'Connor whom she missed so dearly after his passing, and her grandson Anthony Talesfore.
A memorial to remember and celebrate her life will be held on Friday, June 21st from 12:00-2:00 p.m. at the Elks Lodge in Petaluma, (2105 S McDowell Blvd). We ask guests to bring their thoughts and memories of Jeri. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to The Alzheimer's Disease Research Program ( or the . A private burial will be held at Cypress Hill. Her family would like to thank the doctors and nurses at Kaiser Permanente, the caring staff at The Oaks, The Heartland Hospice Staff and volunteers, her long-time home health care aides Joan and Leila, her friends, neighbors, and her many sewing group friends.

Published in Petaluma Argus-Courier from June 13 to July 12, 2013