Jackie Geren, 86, of Kalamazoo, died Wednesday, March 8, 2017. She was born Aug. 28, 1930, in Kalamazoo, the daughter of Kenneth and Martha (Yates) Bright.
She was a lifelong resident of the Kalamazoo area.
On March 29, 1949, she married Alfred “Jack” Geren, and together they shared 56 years of marriage until his death in 2005.
Jackie was supportive in her children’s endeavors and truly enjoyed being a homemaker and a wife.
Surviving members of her family include her four children, Ken, Joe, Mike (Deb), and Dave Geren; two grandchildren, Shawn and Benn Geren.
Besides her husband, she was preceded in death by her son, Dan; and a sister, Jan Sullivan.
Graveside services were held Monday, March 13, at Mt. Ever-Rest Memorial Park.
Visit Jackie’s memory page at: www.betzlerfuneralhome, to sign her guestbook or archive a favorite memory or photo.
Memorial contributions may be directed to the American Diabetes Association.
Arrangements by Betzler Life Story Funeral Homes, 6080 Stadium Drive, Kalamazoo, (269) 375-2900.