Geraldine "Gerry" Jamestown Obituary
May 30, 1948 - May 4, 2017
Born in Juneau, Alaska
Resided in Anchorage, AK
A Celebration of Life will be held May 20, 2017 beginning at 2pm at the Southcentral Foundation Building at 4501 Diplomacy Dr.
Gerry was born on May 30, 1948 in Juneau, AK to Verna Jamestown. As a child, she attended the Johnson Children Home and was an alumni of Juneau Douglas High School. She was proud to be Tlingit, a Raven with the Dog Salmon clan. Her Indian name was Shung-a-oo, after her Grandmother Lucy Jamestown of Angoon. Gerry adored her Grandmother Lucy who taught her at a very young age how to pack 5 gallon buckets of water, berry picking, mussel and clam shucking. As an adult, Gerry decided to moved to Anchorage where she worked at many Alaskan business including the Alaska Bead company, JC Penneys, Kings X, Irish Setter, Woolworths cafe, and the State Fire Marshal's office. In 2003 she retired from Alascom (ATT/RCA). Gerry served and volunteered with the Anchorage Tribes of Tlingit and Haida Indians of Alaska. She was also very active within the Mountain View Community. Gerry's favorite quote was "Don't worry, Be happy" and would always tell us "you gotta have faith". She loved being around children and organizing fun events. She and the grandchildren enjoy watching movies together. She liked cooking, baking, decorating cakes, and making simple bird feeders, while watching the squirrels run up her prized Lilac trees. Gerry's hobbies were beading, crocheting, and going to the movies. She was an avid dog lover and brought them wherever she went.
She is survived by her daughters Rhonda Jamestown and Valerie Herrera. Son in laws Uriel (Lalo) Soto and Julio Herrera. 7 grandchildren, Michael Jamestown, Mercedes Blanco, Carlos Martinez and Antonio, Tatiana, Yesenia and Yazmin Herrera. One great grandson Anthony Jamestown.
In lieu of flowers, donations will be appreciated.
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