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Obituary: Rowley, Geraldine Ellin

Wed., Dec. 12, 2012, midnight

ROWLEY, Geraldine Ellin Geraldine “Geri” Ellin Rowley (86) of Coolin, ID passed away Thursday, December 6, 2012 at her home in Coolin.

Geri was born July 11, 1926 in Livingston, Montana the daughter of Fred Sr. and Minda (Limbo) Bray.

When Geri was an infant the family moved to Spokane where she attended school at Wilson Elementary and Lewis and Clark High School.

On September 13, 1941 Geri married Guy Rowley a young man she had met while he was in The U.S. Army stationed at Fort George Wright in Spokane.

After their marriage the couple made their home on a farm at Valley Ford, WA where they raised their family.

The couple retired to Priest Lake in 1975.

In 2010 Geri was honored as the “Huckleberry Queen” during Coolin Days.

She loved to oil paint, crochet and play the piano and organ.

Geri is survived by her children Mark Roberts of Sandy, Utah, Judith Rowley of Spokane Valley, WA, Mike Rowley of Elk, WA and Rick Rowley of North Idaho, 32 grandchildren and numerous great and great-great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her siblings, her husband Guy in 2002 and her son Steven Earl.

A graveside service will be held Saturday, December 15th, 2012 at 11AM at Greenwood Memorial Terrace in Spokane.

Sherman-Knapp Funeral Home in Newport is in charge of arrangements.

Family and friends are invited to sign the online guest book at


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