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Geraldine A. Pollock

Dec 21, 2012 - Staff

Geraldine A. Pollock, of Riverton, died Sunday, Dec. 16, 2012, at the Wyoming Medical Center in Casper, where she underwent surgery before her passing. She was 83 years old.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 22, at the Davis Funeral Home. The Rev. Mark Thurman will officiate. Burial will follow at Mountain View Cemetery.

Geraldine Alice Fabricius was born May 16,1929, in Eaton, Colo., the daughter of Henry Fabricius and Lydia Weber who moved several times until they permanently located to the Riverton area.

She worked at Temple Drug while attending Riverton High School and graduated in 1947.

She married Eldon B. Pollock on Oct. 5, 1947, in Riverton.

Their family moved to San Diego, Calif., when Mr. Pollock was called back to duty in the Navy in 1951, and they returned to Riverton after his final discharge in 1952. She then went to work for Drs. Bovenmyer and Fernau until moving to Dubois in 1954.

Mr. Pollock then took a job at the Glen Canyon Dam in June 1957, and Mrs. Pollock and her family moved to Page, Ariz., where she went to work for Dr. Kazan as a receptionist. Eventually she worked for Page Market and Meadow Gold Dairy as a bookkeeper.

As Mr. Pollock worked in heavy construction, Mrs. Pollock continued her life as housewife/mother. In 1964 the family moved to Wasco, Ore., for the construction of John Day Dam, and they moved again to Taft, Calif., in 1970. In 1973 the couple moved to Falls Church, Va., where Mrs. Pollock found temporary work as a diamond grader, getting fired and rehired each time she and Eldon went on vacation.

1973 found them moving to Breese, Ill., followed by Rocky Point, N.Y., in 1977, and then back west to Cobb, Calif., in 1984, and then Wendell, Calif., in 1988.

In October 1988 the couple retired to Riverton where many of their family still reside. She spent many of her last several years getting reacquainted with family members, visiting high school friends, refamilirizing herself with the VFW Auxiliary of which she was a charter member, and enjoying the all too seldom visits from her grandchildren, great-grandchildren and friends.

She is survived by her son, Rodney and his wife Denise of Camas, Wash.; daughter Sandra Knezovich of Riverton; grandchildren Tina Frullo and her husband Pete, Evan Pollock and his fiancee Faith Scott of Richland, Wash., Troy Anderson and his wife Emily of Colorado Springs, Colo., and Tami Petty and her fiancee Willis "Cowboy" Ditterline of Riverton; great-grandchildren Briana Renee and Kelli Shay of Rock Springs and Kayle Michael and Andrew Joseph Petty of Rock Springs; sister-in-Law Genevieve Pollock of Boise, Idaho; stepgranddaughter Dean Anne Swick and her husband Ed; stepgrandchildren Destiny, Kaylie, Lynzie and Gemma; aunt Blanch of Casper; and many nieces, nephews and cousins.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Eldon B. Pollock; parents; sister Lorraine Pollock; brothers-in-law Russell and Harold Pollock; and niece Kathleen Bush.

Following Graveside Services there will be a small gettogether at the Clubhouse at the Reach Foundation, 622 N. Eighth St. W., Riverton.

Arrangements are under the direction of the Davis Funeral Home of Riverton. Online condolences may be left at www.thedavisfuneralhome.com.

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