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Geraldine Williamson

Geraldine "Jerry" Loveen Williamson, 79, died Wednesday, Sept. 20, 2006, at Kingman Regional Medical Center in Kingman.

She was born Sept. 13, 1927, in Trout Creek, Ariz., the daughter of Charles and Irene Koho (Haudenschild) McGee.

Jerry was the great-great-granddaughter of Chief Wabayuma.

Jerry worked many jobs in her life, serving as postal carrier among other things.

But Jerry's most important job was as mother to her family.

Jerry was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

Her passion was being a homemaker and taking care of her family, which she did with compassion and caring. Jerry was proud of her grandchildren.

She is survived by her children, Margaret Vaughn of Peach Springs, The Honorable Charles Vaughn Sr., of Peach Springs, Louise Vaughn Wood of Peach Springs, Gerald (Tomahawk) Vaughn of Peach Springs, Ted (Hadthquil) Vaughn of Peach Springs, and Amy L. (Vaughn) Yee of Newtown Square, Pa. Jerry is also survived by her step-sons, David Williamson of Lynchburg, Va., and Clay Williamson of Wasilla, Alaska; sister, Lena (McGee) Bravo of Peach Springs; and her grandchildren, Charles, Brian, Shana, Timmy, Michael, Knesha, Sergio, DJ, Jericho, Amy, Gerald, Adam, Marilyn, Eva, Adrian, Shyle, Amy, Christine, Tuscarora, Jazz, Tony, Stacey, Stevie Ray and Samantha; and 19 great-grandchildren.

Jerry was preceded in death by her parents; son, Samuel Jimulla Vaughn; brothers, Ernest Charles McGee and Antonio Burns McGee; and two sisters, Earldine Youngbear and Leona Dushane.

Visitation was held from 2 to 4 p.m. on Saturday at Arizona Ruffner Wakelin Funeral Home with the family in attendance, also from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday, Sept. 25, at the Multi Purpose Center on the Hualapai Indian Reservation, Peach Springs, with a celebration of Jerry's life to follow at 2 p.m.

Burial will take place following services at the McGee Family cemetery.

Arizona Ruffner Wakelin Funeral Home guided the family in finalizing the arrangements.

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