Posted By:Jan
Subject:Geraldine Mae Brewer Eggers, 82, TN/CA; w/o Edward Edwin Brewer
Post Date:January 08, 2010 at 08:37:44
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I did not find her listed yet at the funeral home website.

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Geraldine Mae Brewer, 82, was born on September 11, 1927,
and passed away, surrounded by her family, at David Grant
Hospital, Travis AFB, CA, on December 30, 2009.

Gerry was born in Butler, TN, to parents Jobe Ensor Eggers
and Bertha Cansada (Clark) Eggers and was one of nine
children, plus two half-sisters. Gerry was a loving wife,
mother and grandmother and enjoyed playing in bridge
tournaments (in her younger years), reading, baking pies
and writing short stories.

Gerry graduated from Hampton High School (where she played
on the woman’s basketball team) and received an AA from
East Tennessee State University.

She taught school in Carter County, on Andrews AFB, MD,
and nursery school in Goose Bay, Labrador. She was
employed by the post office in Fairbanks, Alaska; co-owned
Happy Hanger’s Wallpaper service with Cathy Miller, co-
owned Mary and Gerry’s Yesteryear with Mary Miller, and
was an office manager at Dover and Country Club Estates
Mobile Home Parks, where she retired after 11 years.

In recent years Gerry wrote short stories, 'Black Bloomer
Rebellion' and 'Mama’s Life During the Great Depression,'
which were published in Mountain Women, 'Steel and Velvet'
and 'Hollyhock Doll,' which was published in Children Will
Play, both by her dear friend, author Frances Henson

Gerry married Edward Edwin Brewer on October 29, 1956, at
Foster Air Force Base, TX, and they had one daughter,
Laura Brewer.

She was preceded in death by her parents; brothers, Edward
Egger, Lane Egger, Robert Egger, Charles Egger, and Doran
Eggers; and half-sisters, Hope (Clark-Eggers) Miller and
Alma Eggers.

She is survived by her husband, Edward Brewer; daughter,
Laura Jane (Brewer) Iriarte and grandchildren, Nicholas
and Alexandra Iriarte, of Fairfield, CA; brother, Jobe
Eggers Jr., and sister, Lucille Eggers Carr, of Blountville,
TN; sister, Louise Eggers Potter, of Bristol, TN; cousins;
and a large number of nephews and nieces, she kept in
close contact with her niece, Janice Potter Gentry, of
Abingdon, VA.

There will be no formal services at Gerry’s request.

A short graveside service followed by burial will be held
at the Suisun-Fairfield Cemetery, 1707 Union Avenue,
Fairfield, CA, on Friday, January 8, 2009, at 2 p.m.

In lieu of flowers the family asks that donations be made
to the Shriners Hospital for Children, who cared for Gerry
when she burned her hand as a child.

Arrangements are under the direction of Bryan-Braker
Funeral Home, (707) 425-4697