In Memory

Geradine "Gerry" Wigington (Green)

Date of Death: 09/23/1998 Gerry battled cancer. She passed a few months after having done a wonderful job of locating classmates for our "39th" Reunion. I sat with her one day as she had chemo-therapy. She wanted to complete her granchildren's vacation scrapbooks, make a trip to Las Vegas, and see all of her classmates at the "39th" reunion. All her wishes were granted. Her husband, Sammy Green('58) passed away less than 2 years after Gerry. We will remember the meetings, her cheerful attitude and the excitement she felt everytime she found a lost classmate. Submitted by Joye Oliver Tripson

Gerry was born Oct. 2, 1941 in Harlingen, to the late G. L. "Wig" and Maxine Lister Wigington.  She was a homemaker, writer and Hummingbird authority.  For several years she wrote "Along The Nature Trail," a column in The Victoria Advocate.  In 1985 she published "Mary's People" a genealogy tracing of the Buckalew family beginning with Peter Buckalew's arrival in the United States in 1680 and it still serves as a reference tool when tracing family trees.  She was a birdwatcher, record keeper and was one of the early members of  the Victoria Nature Club. She served as a researcher for many authors, speakers and photographers.  She served in the Victoria  Junior Service League and was a member of the Victoria Junior League, and served as local president and statewide vice-president of the Victoria Jayceettes.  She was a member of the Presbyterian Church.

Survivors: husband, Sam Green, Jr.; sons Wade I. and Lance L. Green; sister Judy Crews; and five grandchildren.

Burial was in the Nursery Cemetery, Nursery, Texas. 

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07/26/08 07:56 AM #1    

Mike Abernathey

One of the strongest women I have ever known. Jerry always had a positive attitude and loved life. I spent an afternoon with her and Sammy at their lovely home not long before she passed away. She gave me a crash course in taking care of, and feeding hummingbirds. I still mix her "special" formula for my hummingbirds and they love it. "Wig" was a true friend and I never see a hummingbird that I don't think of her and miss her.

01/01/09 01:06 PM #2    

"Rick" Remmel William Henry, Jr (Jr)

I can only add that I remember what a wonderful, sweet person Jerry was. While I am fuzzy in the cobwebs of my mind about Jerry and the few occasions I knew her in school, the memory of her was of a very pretty and fine young woman who was so nice to everybody. I am very saddened to learn of losing her. May she be in a better place.

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