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Obituary: Geraldine (Geri) R. Newell

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May 24, 1940 – Oct. 21, 2019

Geraldine (Geri) Newell, a longtime Carbondale resident, entered her Father’s Kingdom on Monday Oct. 21, 2019.

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This incredible woman is survived by her daughters and sons-in-law Alaina and Bryan Briand; Michelle and Leonard Dunn and Tami and Alan Hill; eight grandchildren, and 12 great-grandchildren.  She is preceded in death by her husband of 58 years, Charles (Chuck) Newell.

Geri was a passionate person who cared deeply for family, friends and community.  She endeavored to help others in every aspect of her life.

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Always an advocate for others, Geri was a booster for the Roaring Fork Rams; a member of the Board of Directors for Mountain Valley Developmental Services, where she strove to improve the condition and experience of its residents and was an advocate for Mesa Youth Services.  She and Chuck volunteered on service trips with the Haitian Christian Mission and was an active volunteer for Youth for Christ.  An active Rotarian and ESA Sorority member and she was a CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocate) for many years.

Her greatest love was her love for family.  Becoming a grandmother and great grandmother was her ultimate joy! Geri was famous for her great big heart, big smile and faithful loyalty to everyone she knew! An accomplished businesswoman, a devoted and loving wife and mother and a positive role model for all. She will be missed so very much.

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A celebration of her life in memory will be held on Nov. 23, 2019 at the First Church of the Nazarene in Grand Junction (2802 Patterson Rd.) at 11 a.m. with a reception and meal to follow.

Her family wishes to extend an invitation to you to join us in remembering our beloved mother with joy, love, and laughter.

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