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Geraldine Sherburne

June 13, 1930 - April 18, 2022
Kalamazoo, MI



At the family's request memorial contributions are to be made to those listed below. Please forward payment directly to the memorial of your choice.

The Nature Conservancy
4245 North Fairfax Drive, Suite 100
Arlington, VA 22203
(517) 316-0300
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Below is the contact information for a florist recommended by the funeral home.

1830 S. Westnedge
Kalamazoo, MI 49008
(269) 349-4961
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Taylor's Florist and Gifts
215 E. Michigan Ave.
Paw Paw, MI 49079
(269) 657-6256
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Life Story / Obituary


Geraldine Sherburne of Kalamazoo, age 91, died on April 18, 2022. Geri was born June 13, 1930 to Glenn and Fern (Mast) Face. Intelligent and kind-hearted, Geri never met a stranger. Through her work and her condo community, she was blessed with an abundance of friends. With her husband, Don, the couple made the most of every day. Cooking and entertaining friends was a regular event, as was exploring new restaurants and new places. Over the years they travelled the world, New Orleans became their home away from home. Falling in the love with the culture, music, people, and great food. Their game room filled with memorabilia and collections from their travels, but particularly mementos of New Orleans. Geraldine was preceded in death by her husband, Don Sherburne, July 5, 2020. Surviving are her nieces and nephews: Bill Face, Luann (Face) Demm, Pamela (Ed) Almaguer, Terri Lynn Myers, and Tom Sherburne. Cremation has been completed. No services will be held at this time. Visit Geri’s webpage at BetzlerLifeStory.com to archive favorite memories, photos, and sign her guestbook. Memorial contributions may be made to The Nature Conservancy (www.nature.org). Betzler Life Story Funeral Homes, 6080 Stadium Drive, Kalamazoo 269-375-2900.