Geraldine “Gerry” M. Woods 09/16/2019

Geraldine “Gerry” M. Woods

Geraldine Woods, 94, of DeKalb, died on September 16, 2019, at LaPoint Adult Home.  Calling hours will be Friday, September 20, 12- 2 PM, at the funeral home, funeral service at 2 PM, Pastor John Frary officiating, burial to follow in East DeKalb Cemetery, DeKalb Junction.  Gerry is survived by her brother Eugene and his wife Barbara Coller of DeKalb Junction, sister in law Joyce Coller of Potsdam, brother in laws, Donald Cook of Hermon, Arthur Woods of Gouverneur, several nieces and nephews.  She was predeceased by her brother F. Lucius Coller, and her sister, Lula Mae Cook. Geraldine was born on September 13, 1925, in Russell, NY, the daughter of the late Floyd L and Wava Caswell Coller.  She married John T. Woods on August 25, 1945 in Canton, the Reverend Alfred Coffey officiating, he died on May 8, 2011.  She worked in the Hermon DeKalb Central School cafeteria for 30 years retiring in 1989.  Gerry lived alone and loved mowing her own lawn until June when her health began to decline.  She enjoyed word puzzle books, playing cards, making quilts and afghans. Anyone who stopped by around 4 o’clock would be invited to join her in her daily cocktail.  Her nieces and nephews fondly remember the week spent with her and Uncle John each summer where they were spoiled royally. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to Hospice and Palliative Care of St. Lawrence Valley, the DeKalb Junction United Methodist Church or the DeKalb Junction Volunteer Fire Department.

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  1. So sad to learn about Gerry Woods passing. She was a great lady and a good friend. We spent many fun times together with her and John throughout the years. They were always fun to go out with. Sometimes after the cattle sales we would meet at De Kalb Hotel for a drink or just to visit. They were always fun to be with. I could tell you many fun stories if we were sitting around talkin about the “old days” Rest in Peace Gerry, and give John and Ella and Carl a hug from us. Loving memories, Bob and Peggy Ray.

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