Geraldine “Gerry” Dibble Holmgreen, 89, passed away on Thursday morning, June 28, 2017.
Gerry was born on April 1, 1928 in Beaumont, Texas to Frederick Warren Dibble and Mae Dosher Dibble. The family resided in Cheek, Texas just outside of Beaumont where Gerry attended elementary school in a one room school and later attended South Park High School in Beaumont, where she graduated. Upon graduation, she went to work for the local telephone company as an operator for six months until moving to Austin, Texas where she began working for the Secretarial Pool for the Texas Highway Department while living at the YWCA. One year later, Gerry followed her parents to Bryan, Texas, where her father taught at Allen Academy. She attended McKenzie-Baldwin Business School and went to work at International Furniture Company and then on to Texas A&M University where she worked in the Administration Building. It is at that time that she met and married Richard J. Holmgreen in 1948. In 1951, they gave birth to their first son, Richard J. Holmgreen, Jr. and their second son, Michael A. Holmgreen was born in 1954.
Gerry was a member of the Woman’s Club and served on the City of Bryan Library and Historical Preservation boards. She also served as administrative assistant to the Texas A&M University Athletic Council.
RJ “Dick” Holmgreen, the love of her life, preceded her in death in 2008 after 60 years of marriage. Gerry is survived by her two sons, Rick Holmgreen and wife Vicki and their two children, Jennifer Howard and husband Graig and children, Owen, Brian and Carly; Kristyn Reel and husband Ben, and children Mikah and Zoey; Mike Holmgreen and wife Kara and their children Aaron, and wife Nicole, Miranda and Madeline.
Funeral arrangements are in the care of Callaway-Jones Funeral and Cremation Centers in Bryan with visitation scheduled for Thursday, July 6, 2017 from 5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Burial services will be held privately for the immediate family.
In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to Aggieland Humane Society, where she adopted her furry companion, Toodles.