Obituary of Geraldine Ogden
Geraldine L. “Jeri” Ogden, 75, of Walton passed from this life Monday afternoon, September 17, 2018 in the comfort of her home, surrounded by her family, following a short illness.
Jeri was born on October 27, 1942 in Newark, NJ, the daughter of the late Lewis and Ida (Reinshagen) Vanderhoff. She was a graduate of Belleville, NJ High School. She married Donald Ogden on June 5, 1994 at Oneonta.
Jeri worked at the Bainbridge Pharmacy for a number of years. For 8 years she was the Practice Coordinator at the Benjamin Dental Group in Sidney, Afton and Hancock. Upon her marriage to Don, she moved to Walton and was a secretary in his real estate office. In recent years, she assisted Don in his real estate and appraisal business.
Jeri was a member of the Walton Historical Society and served as a director on the board for many years. She enjoyed writing articles for the Societies’ quarterly newsletter. Jeri was also a member of the Bainbridge Recreation Club for 48 years, and a member of the First Congregational Church, Walton where she was Deacon, Trustee and Church Historian, writing a historical column in the church monthly newsletter.
In her spare time, Jeri enjoyed reading a good book, tending her flower garden, making crafts, decorating and taking care of her home of which she was very proud. She loved attending and cheering on her grandchildren and step-grandchildren at their sport and music events.
Jeri also looked forward to the monthly get-togethers with her “birthday girlfriends” for the past 40 years, (Peggy Oliver, Ellie Pierson, Anne Terzo, Sylvia Steinbach and Doris Bame, who died in 2017).
Jeri is survived by her loving family, her husband, Don, four daughters: Nancy & Brian Frear of Walton, NY, Lori Ogden & Bob Hoyt of Downsville, NY, Gail & Randy Schulte of Nashville and Donna & Bruce Schulte of Bowling Green, KY, three sons: Peter & Brenda Bauerle of Bainbridge, NY, Andrew Bauerle & Christina Arnold of Afton, NY and D. Todd & Judy Ogden of Walton, grandchildren: Emily, Adam, Josh, Jennifer, Tom, Myranda, Amber & Kody, Austin, Wade & Erin, Briana & Justin, Chris, Beth, Heather, Brittany, Clay and Amber, Nick and Ashley, Alexandra and Sarah, great-grandchildren: Remi, Scarlett, Jaden, Gregory, Celeste, Kyla and Greyson, one sister, Eileen & Bob Budine of Davenport, NY, and one brother, Ronald & Kathy Vanderhoff of Greer, SC, several nieces, nephews and cousins. Jeri was predeceased by a great-grandson, Nolan Bartlett.
Friends and relatives are invited to call on Friday, September 21, 2018 from 6 to 8 PM at the Courtney Funeral Home, 25 Townsend St., Walton. A memorial service will be held at 11 AM on Saturday, September 22, 2018 at the First Congregational Church, 4 Mead St., Walton with Pastor Dr. Janet Schwengber, officiating. Burial will be held privately at Walton Cemetery.
Memorial contributions in Jeri’s memory may be made to either the First Congregational Church, 4 Mead St., Walton 13856, Walton Historical Society, 9 Townsend St., Walton or Catskill Area Hospice, 297 River Street, Service Road, Oneonta, NY 13820.