Geraldine Gail Williams, 77, passed away peacefully at Portneuf Medical Center August 2, 2019 with her family by her side.
She was born in Pocatello, Idaho, March 18, 1942 to Simon Williams and Irene Shay Williams.
Geraldine graduated from Pocatello High School and Haskell Indian Junior College in Lawrence, Kansas. She was hired by the Bureau of Indian Affairs in 1962 where she was employed for 40 years. She married Larry Edmo in 1963 and they later divorced in the mid 70s.
She was always very active and kept busy throughout her lifetime. Until her passing she was on the Tribal Enrollment Committee. Prior to that, she was on the Tribal Gaming Commission.
Her hobbies included dancing in the golden traditional category, going to the casino to play Bingo or the machines and traveling with the Elderly Nutrition Program. She loved attending the Shoshone-Bannock Festival, as well as out of state powwows.
She really loved spending time with her grandchildren and enjoyed watching Nasser and Ezira play sports. Her grandchildren were probably her greatest joys in life. She loved all of her grandchildren and they loved her dearly. She guided, watched over them and helped them whenever she could.
She is survived by her children Michaeline “Micki” Edmo and Todd (Samantha) Edmo. Also her nephews Daniel Kimer Broncho and Roger Galloway; nieces Candice Broncho, Carmela (Antonio) Mora, Tara (Tony) Mata, Darla (Salvador) Caraveo and Shellie Galloway; grandchildren Todd Thomas “T.J” Edmo, Mia Edmo, Mason Dean Edmo, Gilbert Villadores, Nasser Edmo and Ezira Edmo; great nieces Tia Tinajero and Tashelle Tinajero; great grandchildren Aliya Appenay, Rayfield Appenay Jr., Keoni Loneman, Kale Loneman, Tashawney Bache and Wyc Bache (Mia’s); along with Adrianna Edmo and Robert Edmo (TJ’s), great nephew Alejandro Mata; and many other great grandchildren, great nephews, a great niece, great, great nieces and a great nephew.
She was preceded in death by her parents; two younger sisters Jacqueline and Shirley; a nephew Jack Galloway and great nephew Reese Coby.
A special thanks to Nasser Edmo for his care and compassion during his grandma’s illness never leaving her side the last few weeks of her life and staying with her until her last breath. A special thanks to all family, relatives, friends and care providers.
Funeral services will be held Wednesday, August 7, 2019 at 1 pm in the Cornelison Funeral Home, 431 N. 15th Ave., Pocatello, where family will recieve friends from 6-8 pm Tuesday evening and 1 hour prior to services Wednesday at the funeral. Interment will be in the Gibson Cemetery, Fort Hall, Idaho.
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