Geraldine Brunk, age 91, passed away August 11, 2021 at her home in Cortez, CO
She was born May 18, 1930 to Charles M. and Jesse K. Cooke in Phoenix, AZ. Gerald and Charles (Jim) Brunk married in 1947 and raised their 3 children in Phoenix until moving to Cortez in 1977. Her beloved husband of 42 years and a grandson, Christopher Brunk, preceded her in death.
Geraldine was a kind, loving woman with an unselfish lover for her family. She was very active in her church and community almost until her death, always there to lend a helping hand with compassion and humor. "Gerry" was a terrific cook and baker. She loved gardening and could often be found in the yard working among her flowers.
She is survived by her sister, Patricia Truncellito of Ponte Verda Beach, FL; sons, Mike (Nancy) Brunk and Mark Brunt; and daughter Carolyn Hunt, all of Cortez, CO; grandchildren, Steven Brunk of Great Falls MT, Stephanie Hill Matthews of Atlanta GA, and Racheal Cox of Jacksonville FL; great-grandchildren Sophia and Bailey Brunk of Baltimore MD, Brayden Brunk of Great Falls MT, Andrew, Christopher, Jonah and Oliver Matthews of Atlanta GA, Alex Stewart of Cortez; and many nieces and nephews.
A memorial service will be held at 10:30 a.m., October 2, 2021, at the Montezuma Valley Presbyterian Church, 350 S. Washington St., Cortez, CO. Donations may be made in her name to Hospice of Montezuma County.
Published by The Journal on Sep. 10, 2021.