April 28, 1920 - Jan. 23, 2011
Longtime area resident, Geraldine Loette "Jeri" Stanton, 90, died
Jan. 23, 2011, at the Washington Odd Fellows Home, 534 Boyer Ave., Walla Walla.
The memorial service will be 3 p.m., Friday, Feb. 4, 2011, at the First Presbyterian Church, 325 S. First Ave. The Rev. Albert Gillin will officiate. The graveside service and inurnment will be private in
Mountain View Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the First Presbyterian Church through Mountain View-Colonial DeWitt, 1551
Dalles Military Road, Walla Walla, WA 99362.
Jeri was born April 28, 1920, in Lewiston, Ida., to Victor S. and Melva (Frizzell) Chaney. She spent much of her childhood living in various cities in Washington and Idaho. Following her graduation from Pasco High School in 1938, her family moved to Walla Walla, where she lived the rest of her life except for a 13-year period when she and her family lived in Seattle. In 1966 she returned to Walla Walla, where
she resided until her death. On Dec. 28, 1941, she and Howard I. Stanton married in Walla Walla. Having attended a clerical trade school, she performed clerical duties for the U.S. Army during World War II.
Jeri was active in the White Temple Baptist Church and later First Presbyterian Church of Walla Walla. She loved to sew and made most of her own clothes. Some of her many hobbies and interests included:
cross-stitch, crewel, embroidery, quilt-making, tole painting, making bead/button pictures and oil canvas painting. She loved everything outdoors including landscaping, gardening, making artwork from pressed
wild flowers and camping with her family. Jeri enjoyed several bridge clubs and spent many hours volunteering her time at the Fort Walla Walla Museum, working to restore old and historic photographs.
She is survived by three sons and daughters-in-law, Steven Howard and Mary Stanton of Walla Walla, Richard Wayne and Karen Stanton of Rio Rancito, N.M., and Paul Gerald and Marianne Stanton of Seattle; her sister, Guynith Fisher of Spokane; seven grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband; and a grandson, Scott R. Stanton.
Friends may write memories and sign the online guestbook at www.mountainview-colonialdewitt.com