Geraldine Royer, 1939 - 2012

Thursday, September 6, 2012

Geraldine Royer, a resident of Holiday Island, was born July 22, 1939 in Lackawanna, New York, a daughter of Andrew and Ann Marie (Kustreba) Chelpka. She departed this life Tuesday, August 28, 2012 in Eureka Springs, at the age of 73 years.

Geraldine was a homemaker. She was also a distributor for AVON for several years.

She is survived by two daughters, Amy Ward of Holiday Island, AR and Anne Hirsch of San Diego, CA; one sister, Amy Edwards of San Diego, CA; one granddaughter, Lindsey Hirsch-Quaglinta of San Diego, CA; two great-grandchildren, Bentley and Aston of San Diego, CA; one daughter-in-law, Katherine Zeller of Holiday Island; one son-in-law, David Ward of San Diego, CA; several nieces and nephews; and a host of other family and friends.

On May 31, 1958, Geraldine was united in marriage with Allen B. Royer who preceded her in death. She was also preceded by her parents, Andrew and Ann Chelpka and one sister, Andreana Chelpka.

A memorial service will be held at a later date. Arrangements are under the direction of Nelson Funeral Service. Online condolences may be sent to the family at