Geraldine “Gerry” Rae Mountford
September 14, 1931 ~ April 24, 2021
Age 89 years passed away on April 24, 2021 in Omaha, Nebraska. She was born Sept. 14, 1931, in Crookston, Minnesota, to Wesley and Ida Janda.
Gerry spent part of her childhood in St. Hilaire, Minn., before moving with her family to Hastings, Neb. She graduated from Hastings High School in 1949 and enrolled in Hastings College, where she met the love of her life, Stanley Mountford. Gerry earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in business administration and a minor in education in the spring of 1953 and, on June 6, 1953, married Stanley.
She was a schoolteacher in Lexington, Neb., until she and her husband moved to Florida, Texas and back to Nebraska. In 1962, they settled in Millard. There, they raised six children. Gerry enjoyed volunteering at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church and in the community and was active in a number of organizations, including P.E.O. Chapter FT, Assistance League of Omaha, Metro Omaha Medical Society Alliance and Millard Lions Club.
Gerry was a very friendly and generous person who always had time to visit with friends and enjoy a cup of coffee. She loved to entertain family for the holidays, play bridge and take vacations with her husband and children.
She is survived by her son, Stephen Mountford (Reno, Nev.); daughters, Jane Pauley (Omaha), Mary Ann Mountford (Leshara, Neb.), Joann Reynolds (Omaha); son-in-law, Chris Reynolds; grandchildren, Drew Moyer (Omaha), Alexa Wooster (Omaha), Taylor Moyer (Dallas, Texas), Caden and Grace Reynolds (Omaha); and sister, Marion Trumble (Papillion, Neb.).
Gerry was preceded in death by her husband, Dr. Stanley Mountford; daughters, Susan Moyer and Jill Mountford; father, Wesley Janda; mother, Ida Janda; brother, Robert Janda; and sister, Ellen Faust.
Funeral: Thursday, April 29th, 2021, 11AM West Center Chapel, with visitation starting at 9:30AM.
Memorials are suggested to St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, 13271 Millard Avenue, Omaha, NE 68137.
Gerry was such a sweet and loving lady that will be missed by many. My prayers and condolences to the family
Mrs. Mountford was a second mom to me during my school days at Millard. Jane and I have been friends since they moved into the house across the street on Weir Street!! She was always cheerful, had a smile on her face and full of life. She loved her family and they her. She is reunited with her loved ones and I pray for peace and comfort for the rest of the family and friends that knew her.
Well said Sandy, certainly captures Mrs. Mountfort’s character.
My condolences to family Gerry leaves behind; my celebration for Dr. and Mrs.Mountford united again.
Sending healing vibes toward NE.
What a wonderful photo of Aunt Gerry. Like the magical fireflies in her back yard, I recall her smile & generosity during visits with Mom & Dad as children, then with sons & later in life on special occasions. Our thoughts & prayers are with you & family Joann. Sending virtual hugs to all.
xox Mary Ellen & Danny
So sad to see that Mrs Mountford has passed. She and Dr. Stan were good parents to their kids and wonderful adults to get to know as young adults.
You are all in my thoughts and prayers. I enjoyed your Mother so much. Many wonderful memories. All I can say is YOU KIDS HAD WONDERFUL LOVING PARENTS.
We have known Gerry and Stan mountford. A long time, We lived across the street and watched you kids grow up. We are so sorry for your loss, Norma and jerry jacobson
We have known your parents A long time, We lived across the street and watched you kids grow up. We are so sorry for your loss, Norma and jerry jacobson
Thank you for Aunt Gerry’s live. celebration, for ‘Somewhere over the rainbow’ & for your thoughts JoAnn. I envy Gerry her gift of gab & for her true interest in people. I feel she made a difference for making our world a better place. I miss the Facebook connection with news of family afar & please know our hearts & love are with you & families — the moccasin telegraph connection … !!! Today is special to honour Aunt Gerry. We love you. Stay safe. xooxooxo Mary Ellen & Dan Olscamp xoxoxoxo from NW Ontario Canada Wish we were there with you but please know we are in heart, mind & spirit. xoxoxoxo Mary Ellen & Dan Olscamp xooxoxoo