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Geraldine Mabel VanderBor

Gerry VanderBor, 91, passed away February 1, 2021. She was born June 29, 1929 in Kalamazoo, MI. The daughter of Ralph and Alice (McCarty) Branch. Gerry and her loving husband, Arthur VanderBor Sr. were married for 67 years. During that time, they enjoyed traveling throughout Michigan and taking many day trips to Shipshewana. They truly savored the time they spent together visiting Holland and the beaches of Lake Michigan, especially South Haven. After 30 dedicated years of service, Gerry retired from The Upjohn Company. Yearning for warmer weather, they spent many winters in Florida after retirement. Gerry maintained an active lifestyle throughout her lifetime and enjoyed many hours working in her yard. She was especially fond of her perennial gardens, which were her pride and joy. She also greatly enjoyed time spent with her family and friends. Surviving is her son, Arthur Jr. (Karen) VanderBor; two grandsons: Jason (Jodie) VanderBor and Brian (Michelle) VanderBor; six great-grandchildren: Yazmene VanderBor, Trenton VanderBor, Jacob VanderBor, Alexus Haumanis, Brooke Hausmanis and Haley Hausmanis; sister: Mae Oswalt; sisters-in-laws: Pauline Houtkooper, Nellie Peterson and Mary Branch; brother-in-law: Ed VanderBor; and several nieces, nephews, and cousins. Gerry is preceded in death by her husband, Arthur VanderBor Sr., (May of 2015); her parents: Ralph and Alice Branch; sisters: Mary Jane and Barbara; brothers: Marion and Franklin. Per Gerry's wishes, cremation has taken place and there is to be no formal visitation. A private graveside memorial service will be held at a later date for family. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in memory of Gerry can be made to the Kalamazoo Air Zoo, 6151 Portage Road, Portage MI 49002 or to a charity of your choice. While visiting Gerry's webpage, please take time to sign her guestbook by lighting a candle and/or sharing a memory with her family. The family is being assisted by McCowen & Secord Funeral Home, 409 S. Main Street, Vicksburg, MI 49097 (269)649-1697.

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Art, Karen, Jason, Brian, and families, We were so sorry to hear of your mom's passing. She was a sweet lady and I will miss chatting with her as I walk in the neighborhood. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all during this time.

Mike and Kathy Descheneau Feb 23 2021 1:34 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Geraldine VanderBor

Judy Glover Feb 15 2021 3:20 PM

Art and Karen, I'm so sorry for your loss. From what I heard, she was a great, strong and interesting woman. No matter what age they pass, we are never ready to see them leave. Let your family help you as you are helping them. I send you hugs and prayers and know she is still with you. Judy Glover

Judy Glover Feb 15 2021 3:20 PM

A True joy:heart: A visit from both Gerri and Art ( with a sugar fee root beer barrel) was a highlight of my day:heart: The way they looked at each other in my presence was a Love one would hold to heart ... Rest In Peace

Lupe Troyer Feb 13 2021 6:03 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Geraldine VanderBor

Karla Stubblefield Feb 13 2021 1:47 PM

Sorry to hear about your mom. We will keep you in our thoughts.

Dave and Karen Carvell Feb 11 2021 11:33 AM

Brian and Family, Our condolences to you and your family on the loss of your grandmother. Most Sincerely, Al and Madalyn Colvin

Madalyn Colvin Feb 7 2021 11:22 PM

Aunt Gerry, you were such a sweet beautiful lady. I miss you all ready. Art and Karen think of you. Love Robin

Robin Oswalt Feb 6 2021 2:00 PM

We are saddened to hear of the passing of Geraldine. She was such a gentle person. Dan knew Art during their time working at The Upjohn Company. We saw them often, and whenever the Oswalt and DeCamp families had family reunions, since I began my life as a DeCamp. -- Sandy and Dan Minger

Sandy and Dan Minger Feb 6 2021 10:35 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Geraldine VanderBor

Shirley Meyle Feb 5 2021 2:01 PM

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