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Carmen Garcia Geronimo
June 11, 1935 ~ October 18, 2023 (age 88) 88 Years Old
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Carmen Geronimo, known affectionately as "Mameng," peacefully passed away on October 18, 2023, at the age of 88. She was a beloved mother, wife, grandmother, great grandmother, and educator.
Carmen was born on June 11, 1935, in Bulakan, Bulacan, Philippines, to Gregorio Garcia and Pacencia Garcia. Her 37-year teaching career reflected her deep commitment to helping others, and she retired at the age of 62. She later fulfilled her dream of coming to America to be with family and settled in Memphis, Tennessee.
Throughout her life, Carmen displayed remarkable courage, facing and overcoming both breast cancer and open heart surgery. Despite the trials she endured, she never failed to shower those around her with love and joy.
Carmen was a complex personality, at times dramatic and stubborn, yet she possessed a heart of boundless generosity and a wonderful sense of humor. Her infectious laugh and radiant smile could brighten any room. She was the family's matriarch, and her love and values have profoundly influenced the entire family.
She is survived by her six children: Janette Sta Ana, Alou de Jesus, George Geronimo, Grace Kligel, Sidney Geronimo, and Norberto Geronimo, Jr.
Carmen's devotion extended to her 18 grandchildren and 9 great-grandchildren. She adored her great-grandchildren, often singing to them and watching them for hours. She considered each of her grandchildren as her "favorite," leaving no one excluded.
Carmen will forever be remembered for her passion for cooking and her willingness to lend a helping hand. Those who knew her understood that her idea of a perfect day was a visit to Kroger followed by a meal at Olive Garden, where calamari and salad were her favorites. She also had a penchant for reading any book she could find when sleep eluded her, and she enjoyed browsing the Publisher Clearing House.
Carmen's absence leaves a profound void in our lives. As we bid her farewell, we echo the sentiment, "Your life was a blessing, your memory a treasure. You are loved beyond words and missed beyond measure."