Shirley McVey Geiger

Shirley McVey Geiger, 78, formerly of New Matamoras, passed away after a four-month stay in a residential care home in San Clemente California.

She was born in New Matamoras, on Oct. 11, 1934, the daughter of Eugene and Vivian Dickson McVey. Shirley graduated from Matamoras High School in 1952 and from Bowling Green State University in 1956. She taught elementary education for two years in Perrysburg, Ohio, one year in Tucson, Arizona, and four years in Palm Springs, Calif., as a reading teacher. She married Robert Geiger in 1962, and they moved to Upland California, where she joined the Upland Elementary School District as a resource specialist. She retired in June, 1998 and moved with Bob to San Clemente, Calif.

She is survived by her husband, Robert; a daughter, Jana Mercereau (Lance); two grandchildren, Makena and Ashton Mercereau; one brother, Harry McVey; two nieces, Sharel McVey and Michele Clements (Glen); a nephew, David McVey (Ruth); and many others whom she loved.

Preceded in death by her parents; one son, Brian Geiger; and one sister, Anne Lindamood.

Graveside services will be held in Matamoras Cemetery in New Matamoras, on Friday (July 26, 2013) at 11 a.m. with the Rev Madlynne Webber officiating.