Betty M. Gerner
May 6, 2019
Betty Gerner passed away on May 6, 2019. She was preceded in death by her husband of 48 years, Galen Cook, and her second husband, of 22 years, Dr. C.J. Gerner. She is survived by two daughters, Bobbie Meininger of Denver, CO and Chris Chilian (Dr. Peter Chilian) of Knoxville, TN; four grandchildren: Peter Chilian of Dallas, TX, Betsy Johnson of Knoxville, TN, Dr. Alex Meininger of Steamboat Springs, CO, and Ben Meininger of Los Angeles, CA; five great-grandchildren: Hank and Baxter Johnson, Wyatt and Cook Chilian, and Remy Meininger.
Betty’s life was devoted to her family and helping others. She was active on the Salvation Army Board and the Women’s Auxiliary of the Cosmopolitan Club. She and her husband, Galen Cook, worked for the Diabetes Foundation and she volunteered at Methodist Hospital for more than 50 years. As a longtime native, she had a visible presence in West Omaha.
Betty, who had a life-long love of travel, spent her free time with golf, tennis, bridge, and all her beloved dogs.
MEMORIAL SERVICE: Wednesday, May 22nd at 10:30am at the West Center Chapel. Private Family Interment. Memorials to Christ the King Education Fund.