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Geraldine Marie Steidlmayer

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Geraldine Marie Steidlmayer Obituary

Geraldine "Jerry" Marie Steidlmayer passed away in her home on February 18, 2015 at the age of 98. She was born on May 19, 1917 to Roland and Lucy (Spooner) Ottenwalter in Colusa, Ca. She was a lifelong Colusa County resident. She attended Our Lady of Lourdes School and Our Lady of Lourdes High School and graduated in 1935.

She met the love of her life, George Edward Steidlmayer, and on October 28, 1938. They were married by Monsignor James Vaughn in Our Lady of Lourdes Church. They built their home on Moon Bend Rd. in Colusa, where George and his brothers Anthony, Frances, and Charles Steidlmayer farmed.

On August 15, 1940 their son Robert "Bob" was born and their life was filled with joy. Ten years later, they adopted a darling daughter in Idaho from the Holy Cross Orphanage and they named her Sally Rosemary.

Jerry, as she was called, was busy being a house wife, mother, and she was involved in the P.T.A. at Our Lady of Lourdes Grammar School and later again with her son at the Christian Brother High School. Then she started all over again with her daughter at the OLL School and the Ursuline High School.

She was an active member of the Catholic Ladies Relief Society for over 60 years, Our Lady of Lourdes Church, and an avid supporter of Our Lady of Lourdes School. She was a California Cattlewoman "Cow Bells" and active in the Williams Community Centers' "Monday Lunch Bunch and Thursdays Lunch Bunch".

Jerry is survived by her son Robert (Julie), daughter Sally (Emmett Moore); grandsons Chris (Thresa), Marty (Sonja), Joe (Kim) Steidlmayer, Jason Starlin and Jeremy Thomas; granddaughters Megan (Harrison) Sturdivant and Morgan Lee; great-grand children Ashley (Leonard), Riley, Brenan, Casey, Matthew and Blake Steidlmayer, Shaina, Jameson, Marcos, Allison, Alex, Jacob, Jaylen, Trey, Leyah and Noah.

She was preceded in death by her mother and father Roland and Lucy Ottenwalter, her loving husband George, and her brother Ray Ottenwalter.

A Visitation will be held on Thursday, February 25, 2016 from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm at the McNary-Moore Chapel.

Funeral Mass will be held on Friday, February 26, 2016 with a Rosary starting at 9:30 am and the Mass following at 10:00 am at Our Lady of Lourdes Church in Colusa. Burial service will follow at the Holycross Catholic Cemetery in Colusa, CA.

Arrangements are under the direction of McNary-Moore Funeral Service FD-410 www.mcnarymoorefuneralservice.com

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Published in Appeal Democrat on Feb. 23, 2016
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