Geraldine Brunk
1930 - 2021
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.
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Memorial service
Montezuma Valley Presbyterian Church
350 S. Washington St, Cortez, CO
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Mark, Carolyn and Mike. We loved your mom Gerry. Very good person and good to Christopher and Stephanie. Also the other two boys Seth and Neco. Enjoyed her as church family. Jim and Marge Campbell
Marge Campbell
September 16, 2021
To her dearly beloved children: Precious in the sight of the Lord is the death of one of His Saints. Your Mother had the sweetest, loving, caring, and thoughtful spirit. She was so active continually that I thought she was younger than me! She was a mighty servant of the Lord Jesus in her church and in her friendships and at the Good Samaritan Center. She was a holy woman and I so admired her faithfulness, sense of humor, and unconditional love for everyone. May the Lord comfort you and prayer, In Jesus,
Cindy Irvin+
September 14, 2021
I have so many fond memories of my Aunt Gerry. There were pool parties and family get togethers with her wonderful meals. She taught me to can, make jelly and salsa, she even babysat my cat. Gerry was always doing and caring for others, what a force she was. This world has lost a light and will be missed.
Deb Kirkeeide
September 12, 2021
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