Geraldine Frances Woodyard “Jerri” (McWha). 92 of Lake Havasu Arizona, peacefully died on June 28, 2022, at her home surrounded by the love of family.
Jerry is survived by her loving husband James woodyard of 48 years; her children, Katherine Cunningham and husband?, Tom Middleton of Massachusetts, Karen Ellis and husband Fred of Lake Havasu; six grandchildren. Fred and Wife Allison, Kristen Hartwell and husband Craig, Michael-James and wife Loni, Collen Brown and husband George, Erin Cry and husband Christopher and Rebecca Cunningham; 9 great-grandchildren, Jack, Elli, Zarah-May, Urijah, Edward, Roland and Vernon; several nieces, nephews and extended family and friends. She is preceded in death by her parents; sisters, Elizabeth, Ellen and Gladys; brothers, Albert, Raymond, Robert and William.
Geraldine was born on June 20, 1930, in Lynn MA the daughter of the late Joseph and Elizabeth (Stanchfield) MaWha. She was raised in Lynn, MA and graduated from Lynn English High School the class of 1948. She loved being a student and was a true lifelong learner. Jerri, after raising her two daughters, continued her education at North Shore Community College where she earned a bachelor’s degree in nursing. This fulfilled her calling as a pediatric and maternity nurse and helping so many children and their families at Lynn Hospital. Jerri spent 70 years happily living in Massachusetts prior to retirement and moving to Lake Havasu City, AZ.
Jerry was truly proud and appreciative of her family, she was a loving mother, grandmother, who always encouraged them to persevere and think independently. She loved her endless shopping trips, decorating her home with her many collectibles and being actively involved in a 4-wheeler club, RV club and events through the Shriners and Elks Clubs with her husband.
Jerry was a devout Catholic in a communicate at Our Lady of the lake she loves spoiling her grandchildren and all the dogs and her family she enjoyed spending time along the ocean putting their feet in the sand and taking in the beauty of the ocean. Jerry was happiest when surrounded by our family and they truly were her pride and joy
Jeri was loved and know to her family as “Nunu” and was deeply loved and will always be remembered for her spunk and sparkle.
Memorials in her honor are suggested to the Shriner’s Hospitals for Children. www.donateloveotherscue.org. The work of this hospital was very important to her.
A funeral mass is being planned and will be celebrated at a later date in Massachusetts.
Arrangements provided by Desert Lawn Funeral Home of Lake Havasu City, AZ
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