Geraldine Sloan |

Geraldine Sloan

Memorial services for Geraldine “Gerry” Louise (Gray) Sloan of Lake Wildwood will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday at Peace Lutheran Church, 828 W. Main St. in Grass Valley. Her ashes will be scattered in a private family ceremony.

Mrs. Sloan died Tuesday, Feb. 1. She was 86.

She was born April 25, 1918, in Des Moines, Iowa, to Carl and Geraldine Gray. She was one of five children. She moved to California as a young adult, where she was employed by Texaco Oil Company. She married Sydney Sloan on Dec. 19, 1947, in Los Angeles. She worked in Arcadia as an office manager for three doctors for more than 20 years. She and her husband, Sydney, moved to Lake Wildwood in 1983 to be near their daughters. She enjoyed sewing matching dresses for her daughters. She was very active in Lake Wildwood, enjoyed golf, bridge and collectibles. She also enjoyed traveling, especially with her family to Hawaii, Japan and New England.

She is survived by her daughters and sons-in-law Jean and Bruce Cutshall, Janet and David Swift and Marilyn and Rick Chew; grandchildren Kim Forrest, Jennifer Pallett, Michael Chew, Rose Sponder, Melinda Fowler, Allison Wyper, Andrew Wyper and Matthew Chew; great-grandchildren Jessica Forrest and Cody Chew. She was preceded in death by her husband of 41 years, Sydney, on Jan. 5, 1989; siblings Bob Gray, Dick Gray, Pat Hogan and Sally Palmer; and great-grandson, Gregory Forrest.

Arrangements are under the direction of Hooper and Weaver Mortuary.

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