June 17, 1919 - April 19, 2017
Service Date: April 29, 2017
A Funeral Service in celebration of Geneva’s life will be held on Saturday, April 29, 2017 at 1:00 P.M. at Crippin Funeral Home Chapel in Montrose, with Pastor Paul Nystrom officiating. The service will conclude at the chapel with a private family interment to follow at Grand View Cemetery, west of Montrose.
Geneva Dewanda Tatman, age 97, of Montrose died April 19, 2017 at Brookdale Sunrise Creek Assisted Living in Montrose. Geneva was born June 17, 1919 in Corning, Arkansas to Fred and Idabelle (Ivy) Quigley.
She was united in marriage with Dallas C. Tatman on March 12, 1938 in Willspoint, Texas. Geneva and Dallas moved to Coal Creek area (Montrose) in 1940 and lived there for 47 years, retired and moved to Montrose. They shared 67 years together.
Geneva was a housewife and mother. She was a member of the Montrose Christian Church; the Social Hour Club; and a member of the Rebekah Lodge since 1947. Her special interests in her life included gardening, flowers, cooking, canning, sewing and ceramics. She also loved her time spent with friends and family.
Surviving family members include her son, Charles Tatman and wife MaryAnn of Montrose; seven grandchildren, which include Derick Tatman, Denver, Co; Laura Tatman, Denver, Co; Amy Romero, Montrose, Co; Sara Mann, Texas; Lyndon Mock and wife Phyllis of Nebraska, and Michael Mock and wife Kristy, of Aurora, Co; 13 great-grandchildren; and 12 great-great-grandchildren. Additional family members include one step-brother Tom Quigley of Missouri; and step-sister, Rosella Rasmussen of Missouri and two nieces. Geneva was preceded in death by both parents, her husband, Dallas (2006), her daughter, Wanda Pierson (2010), one step brother, Paul Quigley.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to: The Montrose Christian Church, in memory of Geneva Tatman, 2351 Sunnyside Road, Montrose, Co. 81401 or to the Montrose Botanical Gardens, in memory of Geneva, P. O. Box 323, Montrose, Co. 81402. Crippin Funeral Home & Crematory in Montrose is assisting the family.