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Geraldine “Gerre” Anderson Arias

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Geraldine “Gerre” Anderson Arias Obituary
Geraldine "Gerre" Anderson Arias
Geraldine "Gerre" Arias, 84, of Fort Worth, Texas, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2014. Gerre was born on Nov. 15, 1929, in Chicago, Ill., to Victor and Alice Anderson.
She was a graduate of St. Mary's Catholic School in Albuquerque, where she met her husband, William A. "Bill" Arias. Bill and Gerre were married Aug. 4, 1951, in Albuquerque. In 1964, Bill, Gerre and their four children moved to Alamogordo where he became the owner/operator of Southwestern Lyle Claim Service and Gerre was the office manager.
For over 20 years, Gerre owned Merle Norman Cosmetics Studio of Alamogordo. In 1983, Bill and Gerre moved west of Alamogordo to establish Los Arias Farms where they raised thoroughbred horses and farmed pecans for 15 years with their family. In 2000, Bill and Gerre retired from their business and sold their farm to enjoy time with their children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. In 2011, Bill and Gerre moved to Fort Worth.
Gerre was an extremely devoted mother, grandmother and great-grandmother to her four children, 11 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.
Bill and Gerre were happily married for 61 years.
She is survived by her son Bill and his wife, Debi, and their three childrenWilliam Heath, Layne and Haley, of Fort Worth; son Richard Arias, of Alamogordo, and his children Cathy and Travis Vaughan of Rosston, Okla., Jennifer Arias and David Verrot, of Lewisville, Texas, Becky and Tim Engelhardt, of Little Elm, Texas; daughter Carron Anderson and Richard Nassif, of Corrales, N.M., and her children James and Sharlene Anderson, of Austin, Texas, Bryan and Sherran Anderson, of Surprise, Ariz., Joshua and Stacie Anderson, of Albuquerque; and daughter Christon and Greg Mendonca and their children Aaron and Ivie, of Flagstaff, Ariz. Her great-grandchildren are Bryce and Cayden Anderson, Kenna and Kaitlin Vaughan, Addyson and Braylon Engelhardt, Sydney and Samuel Anderson, and Alayna and Savannah Anderson.
Gerre was preceded in death by her parents Victor and Alice, husband, William A. "Bill" Arias, brothers Clifford, Russell, Melvin and LeRoy, sisters Virginia, Rae and Lois, grandson Landon Arias, daughter-in-law Diane Arias and son-in-law Jon Anderson.
A memorial service celebrating Gerre's life was held on Feb. 22 at Winscott Road Funeral Home in Benbrook, Texas. Gerre's final resting place will be St. Jude Parish, in Alamogordo.
Published in Alamogordo Daily News from Mar. 1 to Mar. 31, 2014
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