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Geraldine Bruseau


December 16, 2020

Jan. 27, 1921 – Dec. 5, 2020

Geraldine Holder Bruseau, 99, of Sweet Home died Dec. 5, 2020.

She was born Jan. 27, 1921 in Wright City, Okla. to Earl “Ott” and JettiMae (Moore) Rowe.

She married Kirk Holder Dec. 24, 1936 in Wright City. They had three children: Curtis, Ted and Carolyn. They moved their family to Sweet Home in 1946.

Following Mr. Holder’s death in 1971, she married Earnest Bruseau of Sweet Home.

Mrs. Bruseau is survived by her sons, Curtis and daughter-in-law Linda Holder of Sweet Home, and Ted and daughter-in-law Rita Holder of Cottage Grove; son-in-law John Patton of Sweet Home; brother Bernie Rowe of Idaho; numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great- grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by both her husbands; daughter Carolyn Patton; grandson Terry Oliver; brothers Willie, Leroy, Elvie, Lonnie and Vernon; and sisters Nora Luker and Otta Mae Rowe.

A graveside service was held Dec. 10 at Gilliland Cemetery.

Sweet Home Funeral Chapel is handling the arrangements.


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