Geraldine â€śGerryâ€ť L. Rainer, (1930 â€“ 2013) passed peacefully at her home on Dec. 3, 2013 with family members at her side. Gerry was born on April 18, 1930 in Colville, the daughter of Grant Edward and Josie Celeste (Hauge) Amblie.
She was raised in Addy and attended school in Chewelah. Gerry graduated from Chewelah High School in 1947. She began working at Seattle First National Bank in Colville when she was 17.
On Jan. 19, 1949, she married Otto H. Rainer of Chewelah. Geraldine and Otto shared a blessed marriage and friendship of 64 years.
Geraldine is survived by her husband, Otto Rainer, at the home; seven children, Leslie DeGirolomo and her husband, Jim, Colville; Greg Rainer and his wife, Janet, Colville; Jeff Rainer and his wife, Becky, Colville; Mary Avey, Colville; Jon Rainer, Colville; Joe Rainer and his wife, Karen, Colville; Ruth Jones and her husband, Mike, Colville; numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Geraldine will be remembered as a beloved wife, mother, grandmother and gifted gardener. She will be deeply missed by family and friends.
The services for Geraldine Rainer began with a Rosary Dec. 5, followed by the Mass of Christian Burial on Dec. 6 at the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Colville.
Memorial contributions may be given to the charity of your choice.
Please visit the on-line memorial and sign the guestbook at www.danekasfuneralchapel.com.
Danekas Funeral Chapel and Crematory is entrusted with the arrangements.