Geri was well-known for her giving nature; all who knew her in any capacity were touched by her generousity, humor, knowledge and amazing work ethic. Few of us had any idea of everything that she did on a regular basis. Geri wasn't one to toot her own horn. Most of the time, we all simply came to expect that many projects were completed simply because well, Geri would do it. Often she completed projects and took on new tasks and we didn't find out until later, at which time she graciously deflected any thanks and kudos.
None of us, whether friends or family, were prepared for this devasting loss. We probably don't even quite realize yet exactly the depth of the loss, and we'll continue to support each other in the days ahead. It's fitting that the first blog on the new website is dedicated to Geri.
MSC members, please share your favorite memories of Geri by commenting. I'd imagine that along with touching stories and remembrances, there will be plenty of smiles and laughs because Geri was a funny gal in her own quiet way. She had one of the best belly laughs around and I know I can't think of her without having my sorrow tempered at least minimally by all the happy memories I am privileged to have of Geri.