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Annie "Penny" Han Gearou
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Birth: Dec. 24, 1925
Wahiawa
Honolulu County
Hawaii, USA
Death: Mar. 23, 2005
Las Cruces
Doņa Ana County
New Mexico, USA

Annie "Penny" Gearou, 79, passed away on Wednesday March 23, 2005. She was born in Wahiawa, HI on December 24, 1925 to Hark and Myung Han. She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Las Cruces.

Penny was retired from Federal Civil Service after 30+ years where she worked in the Civilian Personnel Office as a Staffing Specialist. She was an active member of Senior Olympics of New Mexico as an athlete and as a volunteer. She was the 2003 Dee Harris Award winner as the Outstanding Female Athlete of the Year in the Dona Ana County Senior Olympics. She was selected the 2003 Female Golden Athlete of the Year for the state of New Mexico.

She was an avid bowler throughout her adult life and was a fixture in the Wednesday Night Latecomers League and multiple bowling events in Senior Olympics. She was a member of the 70 year old and over team in 2002 that set the state women's team record in Sr. Olympics. She had attended the National Senior Olympics with her late husband in the Mixed Doubles competition. She was also active in and had won numerous awards for shuffleboard and billiards. Her other love in her life, after Senior Olympics, was the White Sands Missile Range "Kids" Reunion Committee. Her and her children, Butch and Doris Davis, Elaine and Mike Shoberg, Tommy and "‘Dutch" Matkin, Leilani Horton and Larry Fiedler

She is survived by her daughter Mary Jane Lundy and son-in-law George W. Lundy, son James W. Crouch and daughter-in-law Susie Crouch, daughter Catherine Ann Crouch-Bay and son-in-law Steven Bay, son Russell James Gearou, Jr. and daughter -in-law Joyce Craig, son Michael V. Gearou and daughter -in-law Shirley Scafuri-Gearou and 5 grandchildren, Brain M. Kurlak, George "Trey" Lundy, Maile A. Bay, Susan L. Gearou and Alicia A. Crouch, her brother Daniel Loo of California, sister Marie Malesic of Honolulu, HI, nieces Yvonne Semis and Diane "DeeDee" Israel, Wendy Malesic and nephews J.R. Malesic and Troy Malesic.

She is preceded in death by her husband Russell James Gearou and son Robert Charles Gearou and sister Mildred Semis.

Pallbearers are her three sons; Tom Kita, Butch Davis and Mike Shoberg.

Visitation will be held Tuesday March 29, 2005 from 5-7p.m. at Getz Funeral Home. Funeral services will be Wednesday March 30, 2005 at 11a.m. also at the Getz Funeral Home Chapel. Interment will follow at Hillcrest Memorial Gardens.


 
 
Burial:
Hillcrest Memorial Gardens Cemetery
Las Cruces
Doņa Ana County
New Mexico, USA
 
Created by: Margaret
Record added: May 09, 2009
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Annie Penny <i>Han</i> Gearou
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Annie Penny <i>Han</i> Gearou
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