Katherine "Kathy" Lucille Allison Geddes of Crawford died Dec. 30, 2016, at her home. She was 74.
A celebration of life will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 5, at the Heritage Hall in Hotchkiss with Pastor Jake DeField officiating.
She was born in Bowie March 6, 1942, to Glen and Katherine (Aime) Allison in Bowie. She grew up in Paonia and graduated from a business college in Denver. She later earned a bachelor's degree in accounting from Mesa State College and started her own accounting business.
In June 1962, she married LeRoy Black in Delta. They had four children. This marriage later dissolved in divorce.
On June 24, 1977, she married Donald Geddes in Hotchkiss. Her four children were combined with Don's six and the 10 were raised in the North Fork Valley.
Mrs. Geddes was an accomplished musician playing the accordion, piano and clarinet. She enjoyed sewing, children, cooking and dressing up as a clown.
She was very active in community affairs and held many executive positions in the area. Her latest role was foreign missionary work in Bolivia. She and her husband attended a Spanish college in 2006 in Costa Rica, then moved to northern Bolivia to start and build a children's home. They travelled back and forth from 2006 - 2011.
She is survived by her husband, Don; her sister, Carol Edwards of Paonia; her children, Glen (Loralee) Black of Delta, Steve (Gara) Black of Delta, Michael (Kim) Black of Grand Junction, and Cindy (Tim) Ostler of Alamogordo, N.M.; her stepchildren, Troy (Karla) Geddes, Ann (Steve) Betts, all of Charlotte, N.C., Dr. Sheri Geddes of Montrose, Keri (Mitch) Hodgin of Rifle, Todd (Lisa) Geddes of Albuquerque, N.M., and Jeremy Geddes of Delta; 24 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
Memorial contributions may be made to Love In Action International Ministries, c/o Donald Geddes, 38602 Lamborn Drive, Crawford, CO 81415.
Taylor Funeral Service and Crematory is handling the arrangements.
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