Homer Alaska - Obituaries

Story last updated at 3:54 PM on Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Gerda Mumey

Aug. 7, 1914-Nov. 11, 2011

Gerda Augusta Mumey, 97, passed away peacefully at her home in Gilmer, Texas, on Nov. 11, 2011. "Gussy" was born in Crystal Lake, Iowa, to Christian and Karen Christofferson, immigrants from Denmark.

Gerda attended high school in Crystal Lake, Iowa, and graduated from Waldorf College in Forest City, Iowa. She married Harold R. Mumey, on Nov. 12, 1934, and lived in Oregon until moving to Anchor Point in 1955, to homestead on the North Fork.

Gerda worked at the post office in Anchor Point, and retired as the Homer Postmaster in 1981. She was a lifetime member of the International Homemakers Association. She loved to travel and visited Europe, Africa and Australia. She loved arts and crafts and her crocheted items are found in the homes of her relatives and friends. She loved to attend football games in Gilmer and watch her great-great grandchildren play.

Gerda is survived by her daughter, Dixie Montgomery and husband Bill; son Dan Mumey and wife Robin; 11 grandchildren, 24 great-grandchildren, and 18 great-great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Harold Mumey, in 2008; and son, Bucky, in 1947.

There will be no memorial services per her wishes. She will be buried in Beaver Creek, Ore., near her husband and son.