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.