Geraldine “Geri” Kolleas was born in Carbondale, Kansas, the daughter of Henry and Mary (Miles) Lane.  She married Pete “Ernie” Kolleas on October 24, 1953, in Hillsboro, Or., and they had lived in Tigard for 30 years before moving to Salem in 2004.  Mr. Kolleas preceded her in death in 2010.

Survivors include two daughters, Susan (Jerome) Schleier, and Pamela (Joe) Hilliard, four grandchildren, two sisters, Thelma Dowdy and Aleen Brown.  A son, Kim D. Kolleas preceded her in death.

Celebration of Life will be held at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, February 18, 2012 at Avamere Court at Keizer Assisted Living, 5200 River Road N, Bldg 1.

Arrangements  by Virgil T. Golden Funeral Service.