December 31, 2013 > Obit: Dorothy Geraldine ÒGerryÓ Harrison
Obit: Dorothy Geraldine ÒGerryÓ Harrison
December 22, 1932 - December 23, 2013
Dorothy Geraldine ÒGerryÓ Harrison was born December 22, 1932 in The Pas, Manitoba, Canada. Gerry passed away quietly with her family by her side December 23, 2013. In her early twenties she moved to Southern California and worked as an X-ray technician at USC. It was in Southern California where she met and married Herb, her husband of 45 years until his passing. She found her real calling in life when they moved up to Northern California in 1961 and began raising the 1st of 3 boys. Gerry was born to be a mother as she was active in all aspects of her childrenÕs lives including education, sports, health, and family values. After relocating with her family to Fremont in 1965, Gerry joined many service and charitable organizations, and was active until her passing. It was her optimistic and kind personality that most people were attracted to. Her hobbies included traveling, ice-skating, golfing and being with family and friends. When confronted with HerbÕs health challenges, she without question became his main care provider for over a dozen years. If you thought Gerry was excellent at being a parent she was even better at being a grandparent. She loved and would spend any available time with her 8 grandchildren.
Gerry is preceded in death by her loving husband Herb and granddaughter Rachel. She is survived by her boys: Don, Greg and Bill; daughters-in-law: Stephanie and Jennifer; and grandchildren: Sasha, Vince, Jake, Shaun, Bryce, Summer and Hayden. She will be thought of often and forever missed.
Visitation will be held on Thursday, January 2, from 9:30-11am and a Chapel Service will follow at 11am at Fremont Chapel of the Roses, 1940 Peralta Blvd., Fremont, CA 94536. Inurnment will be at Irvington Memorial Cemetery in Fremont, CA. The family prefers that donations be made in memory of Gerry to either Kidango or Washington Hospital Tree of Angels.
Fremont Chapel of the Roses