Geraldine “Jerry” June Walrath, of Phoenix, was called home on April 28, 2008. Jerry was the only child born to Doris LaBelle and Walter Whisenant on September 13, 1928, in San Fernando Valley, California. She spent most of her life in Las Vegas, Nevada where she was part of the first graduating class of Basic High School in Henderson. She married Plaz Conner in 1946. They owned and ran a successful masonry contracting business in Las Vegas until his untimely death in May 1966. She later married Ray Walrath. He passed away in 1994. For many years she was a member of Las Vegas Homemakers and Warm Springs Baptist Church. She was also a very accomplished artist and talented in many medias. In 2004 she retired to Phoenix to be near family. She is survived by her son Rod Sandra Conner of Nevada, daughters Jenice Doug Ramseyer of Orange, California, Belle Olen Petznick of Phoenix, Arizona and 6 grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, husbands and grandson Plaz A. Conner. Jerry loved to travel, have new adventures, meet new people and made friends easily. She is loved by many and will dwell in our hearts forever. A Memorial Celebration will be held on Saturday May 3, at 2PM, at The Terraces, 7550 N. 16th St. in Phoenix. Donations may be made in her name to The Fresh Start Women’s Foundation, 1130 E. McDowell Rd., Phoenix, AZ 85006.
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