Geri was first diagnosed in 2007 and had been in remission until October 2011.
A memorial mass will be held on Saturday, Jan. 7, 2012, at 10 a.m. at Our Lady of Good Counsel Catholic Church, 115 N. 4th East St., Mountain Home, with Father Ben Uhlenkott officiating. Refreshments and fellowship will follow after mass. Her final resting place will be at the Idaho State Veterans Cemetery, Boise, Idaho, at a later date.
Geri was born in Hospers, Iowa, on July 19, 1939, daughter of William and Clara (Hoffmann) Klein.
She married Robert Lewis McCoy, Jr. on Feb. 13, 1965.
She worked for Anderson Insurance where she was an office manager and health insurance agent. Geri enjoyed going to work every day and truly loved what she did. She liked having the opportunity to meet new people and to be able to help them.
Geri spent over 25 years on the Idaho Golf Couple's Association board. She also belonged to many organizations such as TOPS and Special Olympics and loved to volunteer in the community. Geri also helped other people with cancer.
On a nice sunny or even a just an overcast day you would often find Geri on the golf course playing a few rounds of golf or hunting for treasures at garage sales. She was so loving and kind hearted, would gladly help with anything or do anything for you. Geri truly cared from the heart and was always willing to take charge and get the ball rolling. She loved to laugh and have a good time with her grandkids. Rarely did you ever see her with a frown on her face.
Geri was an active member of Our Lady of Good Counsel Catholic Church, Mountain Home. She taught CCD classes, did readings during church, was a Eucharistic Minister and did any other job that she could help with.
She is survived by her loving husband, Robert L. McCoy, Jr,, loving son William J. McCoy and his wife, Rhonda McCoy, and her loving grandchildren, Tristan J. McCoy and Kaylee E. McCoy, three brothers, Vincent Klein and his wife, Marilyn, of Hospers, Iowa, Norbert Klein and his wife, Joan, of Sanborn, Iowa, and Arthur Klein of Ames, Iowa, one sister, Agnes Vortherms, and her husband Leo of Westbrook, Minn., and one sister-in-law, Marie Klein, of Alton, Iowa.
She was preceded by her parents, William and Clara Klein, three brothers, Leonard Klein, Ambrose Klein and his wife, Blanche, and Oscar Klein, one sister, Mildred Goebel and her husband, Linus.
In lieu of flowers Geri's wishes are to support Special Olympics Idaho, mailing your gift to the following address: Special Olympics Idaho, c/o Jan Aslin, 585 Laurel Dr., Mountain Home ID 83647, or c/o Darleen Hamilton, 418 Oak Ct., Mountain Home ID 83647. Please specify that the gift is being made in Geri's memory and that it should be used in the Mountain Home region; or donate to the Susan G. Komen Foundation for breast cancer awareness and research, Boise affiliate, in honor of Germaine B. McCoy @ Susan G. Koman website.
The family would like to send a big thank you for all your support! Geri was always there to listen and give us advice for our growing family. She is truly loved and will be very much missed by us!