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Geraldine L. 'Gerry' Vermillion

Jun 11, 2013 - Staff

Geraldine L. "Gerry" Vermillion, of Riverton, died Saturday, June 8, 2013, at her home. She was 95 years old.

Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday, June 13, at Davis Funeral Home. Pastor Robin Stupka will officiate. Burial will follow at Mountain View Cemetery.

Geraldine Louise Annan was born March 21, 1918, in Coin, Iowa, the daughter of Bryan and Grace (Heller) Annan. She graduated from Coin High School in 1935.

The family moved to Pavillion in 1935 to farm land in the Midvale area that had been homesteaded by her grandfather Lewis Annan in 1906. At that time, Mrs. Vermillion's father, Bryan, as a 10-year-old boy, had spent time in Wyoming with his father, Lewis, proving up the homestead.

On Dec. 20, 1941, she married Edwin Vermillion in Lander. He was inducted into military service in January 1942 and served for four years. After his return from Germany, the couple made their home farming in the Midvale area until 1992 when they moved to Riverton.

Mrs. Vermillion was a homemaker and farm wife and worked as a secretary-bookkeeper for 31 years, working 27 of those years at the Midvale Irrigation District in Pavillion.

She served several years as a Fremont County election clerk in the Midvale District and was a Memorial Hospital Auxiliary member after moving to Riverton. She also was a 50-plus year member of the OAO Extension Club.

Her family said she enjoyed playing cards at the Senior Citizens Center.

She is survived by her son, Robert Vermillion, and his wife Sharon of Riverton; daughter Charlene Stone and her husband Clyde of Riverton; grandchildren Heidi Olson and her husband Rob, Marci Campbell and her husband Jason, Robert Brown, Tracey Wiley and her husband David, Linda Gillum and her husband Shawn, and Tom Vermillion and his wife Nicole; brother Keith Annan of Thermopolis; sister Lois Jean Wagner of Phoenix; sister-in-law Donna Annan of Payson, Ariz.; 14 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; cousin Judy Fanning of Riverton; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Bryan and Grace Annan; husband Edwin of 70 years who died Sept. 17, 2012; brother Bill Annan; sister-in-law Lois Annan; and uncle Fred Heller.

Memorials may be made to Amedisys Hospice or The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation in care of Davis Funeral Home.

Arrangements are under the direction of Davis Funeral Home of Riverton.

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