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Geraldine “Gerry” Holmgreen

Posted By Cody Jones On June 29, 2017 @ 9:01 am In Obituary | 6 Comments

Gerry Holmgreen

Geraldine “Gerry” Dibble Holmgreen, 89, passed away on Thursday morning, June 28, 2017.

Gerry was born on April 1, 1928 in Beaumont, Texas to Frederick Warren Dibble and Mae Dosher Dibble.  The family resided in Cheek, Texas just outside of Beaumont where Gerry attended elementary school in a one room school and later attended South Park High School in Beaumont, where she graduated.  Upon graduation, she went to work for the local telephone company as an operator for six months until moving to Austin, Texas where she began working for the Secretarial Pool for the Texas Highway Department while living at the YWCA.  One year later, Gerry followed her parents to Bryan, Texas, where her father taught at Allen Academy.  She attended McKenzie-Baldwin Business School and went to work at International Furniture Company and then on to Texas A&M University where she worked in the Administration Building.  It is at that time that she met and married Richard J. Holmgreen in 1948.  In 1951, they gave birth to their first son, Richard J. Holmgreen, Jr. and their second son, Michael A. Holmgreen was born in 1954.

Gerry was a member of the Woman’s Club and served on the City of Bryan Library and Historical Preservation boards.  She also served as administrative assistant to the Texas A&M University Athletic Council.

RJ “Dick” Holmgreen, the love of her life, preceded her in death in 2008 after 60 years of marriage.  Gerry is survived by her two sons, Rick Holmgreen and wife Vicki and their two children, Jennifer Howard and husband Graig and children, Owen, Brian and Carly; Kristyn Reel and husband Ben, and children Mikah and Zoey; Mike Holmgreen and wife Kara and their children Aaron, and wife Nicole, Miranda and Madeline.

Funeral arrangements are in the care of Callaway-Jones Funeral and Cremation Centers in Bryan with visitation scheduled for Thursday, July 6, 2017 from 5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.  Burial services will be held privately for the immediate family.

In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to Aggieland Humane Society, where she adopted her furry companion, Toodles.

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Condolence from Harriet & Philip Smith on July 1st, 2017 6:49 am

We only knew Geri for a few years in the neighboorhood. We’ll miss hugs in the front yard and greetings over the fence as she tended her flowers.

Condolence from Lee Davison on July 1st, 2017 5:31 pm

Geri was such an encouraging voice as we renovated our home, checking on progress and happy to see an upgrade to a neighboring house. A fun lady!

Condolence from Bonnie Benson on July 2nd, 2017 10:53 am

I was so very sorry to hear of Gerry’s death. Peggy Shelton and I were privileged to get to know her last fall, and we just adored her. She was so bright and warm, and we enjoyed taking her to watch the A&M games. She was the loveliest lady, and I know how much you will miss her.

Condolence from Stephanie George on July 4th, 2017 12:17 pm

I’m sorry to hear of Mrs. Holmgreen’s passing. The Holmgreens were dear family friends and wonderful people. I shall pass this sad news onto my mother. Gerry and Dick are surely enjoying a fun reunion with my daddy. My thoughts and prayers are with you, her loving family.

Condolence from David and Linda Gest on July 6th, 2017 1:48 pm

Mrs. Holmgreen was beautiful inside and out. Her joyous reunion with Mr. Holmgreen certainly made even heaven a happier place!

Condolence from Fran Kimbrough on July 8th, 2017 6:20 pm

My prayers are with your family at the loss of such a pretty, intelligent person. She always looked like a movie star. I will miss her.

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