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Subject: Geraldine Hoffner
Date: 20 Sep 2004 15:09:53 -0600
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GERALDINE HOFFNER was called home to her Lord on September 8,2004. Born July 12,1918 to parents, Albert and Isabell Halverson, in Minneapolis, Minnesota, her life was spent in service to others. Geraldine began a career of hard work and diligence with her first job, which was cracking eggs for a bakery. She worked for many years for the Singer Company repairing sewing machines. During WWII, she worked in the factories as a machinist for the war effort. In July, 1954, she was hired by Western Airlines, and worked for them until her retirement in 1980. She was a longtime member of Faith Temple in Denver, Colorado, and an ordained minister through the International Bible Institute. Her grandfather, Halvor Halvorson, had served with the Salvation Army for 25 years, and it became one of many charities that she fervently supported over her lifetime. In 1988, she relocated to Houston to be near family. Geraldine was preceded in death by her sisters, Alice O' Neil, Julia Strangis an!
d husband, Bruno, Louise Beeson and husband, Kenneth. She is survived by her brother, George Halvorson and wife, Patricia, her two sons, Hal Hoffner and wife, Rebecca, and Jay Hoffner and wife, Kathryn: her grandchildren, Michael Hoffner and wife, Michelle, Steven Hoffner, Christy Warner Goff and husband, Russell, and Suzy Norman and husband, Chuck: and great-grand-children, Ashley and Sarah Hoffner, Kyle, Justin, Katherine, and Joshua Hoffner, and Sarah Norman. As her final act of loving kindness towards others, Geraldine willed her body to Baylor College of Medicine for medical research. There will be no services, but memorial contributions in her honor to the Salvation Army are invited. She was cherished by all who knew her, and will be dearly missed.