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September 3, 1929 - July 26, 2015 �Genevieve Ann Krueger passed away peacefully at her home in Sunland on July 26, 2015 surrounded by family. She was born in St. Paul, MN in 1929 to Edwin and Marion F. Stromme. She attended Mechanic Arts High School and graduated Phi Beta Kappa from the College of St. Catherine in St. Paul with B.A.s in Library Science and English. She married James (Jim) A. Krueger, an aeronautical engineer and pilot, and raised six children in Sunland. She was librarian at the school & church libraries and was active in the local Friends of the Library. Once the kids left home, she joined Jim on his trips for the FAA and began collecting books she'd find while Jim was working. Her love and her deep knowledge of books prompted her to start her own out-of-print book-finding business. With an uncanny memory, she could often reunite a customer with a favorite childhood book even when its author and title had long been forgotten, using just a description of the cover or a memory of the story. It was a fulfilling career, and the friends she made lasted a lifetime. When her beloved Jim passed away, she began pursuing her passion for writing and hosted a weekly poetry group in her home, publishing several volumes of members' poetry.� She earned Congressional honors as the 2002 recipient of the McGroarty Poetry Award, which led to the foundation of the Sunland-Tujunga Poet Laureate Award. She is survived by her sisters Shirley Bates and Marcia Bailey and her brother Ed Stromme, her daughters Mary, Ellen and Cecelia and her sons Phil, Peter, and Martin, grandchildren Amber, Jenny, Ashley, Katie, Andrew, Brendan, Michele and Maya. A private memorial service will be held. In lieu of flowers, donations in her name can be made to McGroarty Arts Center, 7570 McGroarty Terrace, Tujunga, CA 91042 or http://www.mcgroartyartscenter.org
Published in the Los Angeles Times on Aug. 30, 2015
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