Genevieve Gryziec Sutton, 97, formerly of Idyllwild, died Thursday, Oct. 12, 2006, in Redlands of natural causes.
She was born in Syracuse, N.Y., to Martin and Victoria Gryziec.
Mrs. Sutton moved to California in the mid-1940s and operated several successful businesses before she received her vocational nursing license from Los Angeles General Hospital.
She found her life’s work caring for the elderly after building, operating and becoming administrator of her convalescent hospital, Rimrock Village, in Barstow.
While in Barstow, Mrs. Sutton received much recognition, including Woman of the Year in 1967.
In Idyllwild, she was very involved in the Queen of Angels Catholic Church.
Private burial services were held at the Martin and Victoria Gryziec cemetery plot in St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery in Rome, N.Y.
Mrs. Sutton is survived by her son, Martin, and his wife, Faith Powers Tuttle, and their five children; her sister, Helen O’Brien, and her two children; eight great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild. She also is survived by several nieces, nephews and cousins of both the Gryziec and Tuttle families.