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In God's loving care Colleen Kay Wiese Gerard

July 20, 1939 – July 28, 2018


Last updated 8/15/2018 at 10:02am

Born July 20, 1939, to Harry Walter and Katherine Adalanc (Pat) Wiese in Sacramento, California, Colleen entered Heaven's gates on July 28, 2018. She married Don Gerard on August 11, 1956, in Grand Coulee, Washington. They were blessed with 3 sons: Steve (Justin); Gary (Tracy); Ron (Lisa), all surviving. Also surviving are 7 granddaughters and 12 great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by father Harry, mother Pat and husband Don, Colleen is survived by her brothers, Dennis and Fred, and her sister, Sharon, as well as many nieces and nephews.

Colleen graduated from Grand Coulee High School in 1957. During that time, she enjoyed a variety of activities, including pep club, class representative, several singing groups and class plays.

While living in Grand Coulee, she attended St. Henry's Catholic Church.

Colleen worked at the Grand Coulee Theatre and the family dry cleaners, but her favorite job was being a housewife and mother.

Colleen's house was a welcoming place for all the neighborhood kids. There was always an endless supply of cookies and Kool-aid. No matter what kind of mischief the boys got into, Colleen was always "The Defender." She enjoyed watching classic movies, caring for her family, hosting, camping, traveling, and watching her kids' sporting events. Colleen also had a love for dogs.

Services - August 25, 2018, at 11am Spring Canyon Cemetery in Grand Coulee, Washington.

If you wish to do so, donations to honor Colleen may be sent to the church of your choice.


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