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Geraldine Eleanor Spicer Stone

June 6, 1939 - June 20, 2014


STONE

Geraldine Eleanor Spicer Stone, 75, long time resident of Gresham, OR passed away peacefully with her family at her bedside at St. Charles Medical Center, Bend, OR on June 20, 2014.

Geri was born June 6, 1939 in Pocatello, ID to Jean Loomis Spicer and Hyrum Lloyd Spicer.

While growing up, she attended Pocatello High, graduating in 1957. She later attended Mt. Hood Community College in Gresham, OR.

Geri married Robert Wayne Stone on December 17, 1954 in American Falls, ID.  The marriage was later solemnized in the Idaho Falls temple in 1965. She was an active member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and served faithfully as the compassionate service leader in Relief Society for 14 years.  She also served in Primary, was a Young Woman’s president, and a visiting teacher.  Geri and Bob also served as LDS employment specialist missionaries in Portland, OR from 2005-2007.  Geri’s service also extended to being an avid genealogist for her family and friends.

Bob and Geri and their young family moved to Crescent City, CA in 1961 where Bob was a teacher for Crescent Elk School. They moved to Portland, OR with their six children in 1964 and soon relocated to Gresham where they raised their family. In addition to being a wonderful mother and homemaker, Geri worked for Albertson’s Inc. as a meat wrapper.  After 20 years, she retired in 1993.  In 1998, Bob retired from Centennial School District after 30 years of teaching.  In 2013 Bob and Geri moved to be closer to their daughter, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren in Bend, OR.

She is survived by her husband Robert Stone; son Robin Blake (Nancy) Stone, Logan UT; son Gene Michael (Roy) Stone, Wasilla, AK; son Gregory Lloyd (Patty) Stone, Pleasant Grove, UT; daughter Stephanie Laurette (Steve) Martin, Bend, OR; and son Regan Francis (Janet) Stone, Glendale, AZ. She leaves 20 grandchildren, 21 great-grandchildren, and 16 nieces and nephews.  She is also survived by her brothers Stan Lee (Arva) Spicer, Folsom, CA; Walter (Shanna) Spicer, Taylorsville, UT; and John (Robbie) Spicer, Pocatello, ID.

She was preceded in death by her second son James Marshall Stone (surviving daughter-in-law Rebecca Stone), and infant brother, Ronald Gene Spicer.

Geri will be greatly missed by her many friends and family who love her deeply.

Funeral services were held Wednesday, June 25, 2014 at 1:00 PM at the LDS Chapel, Gresham, OR with Bishop Guy James officiating. A memorial service will be held July 19, 2014 in Pocatello, ID, with interment to follow at Mt. View Cemetery.