Obituary: Jerry Geroux

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Jeraldine “Jerry” Geroux, 64, of Pine Cove left this life on Tuesday, July 17, 2007, after a courageous struggle with metastatic lung cancer.

She was born Jan. 14, 1943 in Minneapolis. She had lived in Minnesota, Nevada and several locations in California. For the past 11 years, she had lived in Pine Cove with her sister, Janice Herdey.

She had worked as a dealer in Las Vegas, and she still enjoyed occasionally going to the local casinos.

She was known and loved in the Idyllwild community as a skilled and dedicated caregiver for the elderly, and as a loving, trustworthy caretaker of animals.

Jerry is especially missed by Karma, the Tibetan mastiff, as she was the only person with whom Karma deeply bonded outside her immediate family. She is missed by all her animal and human friends in the community for whom she provided help and care.

Jerry is survived by her sister, Janice Herdey, as well as a twin sister, Jackie Zwolski, and two brothers, Charles Herdey and Dale Herdey. She also leaves behind two children, Traci Woytcke and Kenny Geroux, and eight grandchildren, Kyle, Jake, Kendra, Hanna, Alex, Dillon, Travis and Megan.

The family is deeply grateful for all the love, help and support from the Idyllwild community during Jerry’s final weeks. Her feisty personality and sense of humor will be deeply missed.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Jerry’s memory may be made to ARF (Animal Rescue Friends of Idyllwild), P.O. Box 1965, Idyllwild, CA 92549.

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