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Geraldine Ann Jamieson Macintyre

January 27, 1944 - September 24, 2017
Born in Minnesota
Resided in San Clemente, California
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Geraldine Ann Macintyre
Born January 27th, 1944 in St. Paul, MN
Died September 24, 2017 in San Clemente, CA

Geraldine Ann Macintyre passed away peacefully on September 24, 2017 in San Clemente. Gerri (as most knew her) was born in St. Paul, Minnesota in January of 1944. At 3 years of age, her family moved to San Juan Capistrano before settling permanently in Dana Point 4 years later. Gerri attended Old Mission Parish School in SJC, then Capistrano Union High School. After high school, she earned a Bachelor’s degree in English Literature from San Diego State University and later on a master’s degree in Educational Administration from CSU Fullerton. While Gerri did dabble in real estate and the legal field, she was best known as an educator, working as both a teacher and school administrator for a total of 26 years. Gerri was enjoying retired life from 2004 until the time she passed.

The three loves of Gerri’s life were music, writing and her kids/grandkid. She was an accomplished pianist, avid writer (particularly poetry and short stories), proud mother of Donald Macintyre III (commercial airline pilot) and Michelle Macintyre (community college counselor/professor) and grandmother to Sarah (7 years old). In 2014, Gerri was diagnosed with stage four breast cancer. She would spend the next 3 years battling the disease and demonstrating to all that she was nothing less than a warrior in every sense of the word. During this time she continued to enjoy her writing, play piano and support her children/grandchild.

Gerri leaves behind her two children Don and Michelle Macintyre, sister Patty Flores, niece Cassie McAlister (children Braden and Shane), granddaughter Sarah Ford and previous husband of 31 years Donald Macintyre, Jr. She “adopted” a 2nd family at Sea View Care Home, as well, where she lived the past three years.

Shortly before she left us, when the only word she had spoken for days was “water”, Gerri adamantly shouted out, “I want flowers!” while listening to Amazing Grace. Only when her daughter read through her mother’s poetry after her death did this make sense. In the introduction of her thematic book of poetry Gerri writes about God’s gifts to us, man’s gate to heaven and praising the Lord

“Praising”
His gifts are all around us,
Praise our Lord’s wonders,
Painted fields of flowers,
Vivid splashes of color,
Golds, reds and yellows
In a crisp brilliant blanket.
Praise our Lord’s blessings,
Daily we thank him,
Praise our Lord’s gifts,
Bountiful, generous,
Praise our Lord’s great love.

Services will be held on Saturday, October 14th at 2PM at Lesneski Mortuary in San Clemente. At a later date TBD, Gerri will have a burial at sea. She often wrote about the ocean’s magic and beauty

Sea Moods
A tender kiss of dawn, a playful laugh.
Mother Sun hugs her child.
The sea awakes.
The water is an intense, lucid blue.
Numerous foamy white caps spout.
They are hushed as the breeze rests.
A courageous wave spurts forward.
It scampers to the shore.
It tags the beach pebbles and scurries back.
Another wave struts to the shore, displaying
dancing angels.
Small beads of sunshine regale the sea’s crest.
Beads sparkle with laughter.
There is a new peace, a calm serenity.
An aqua blue reigns over the ocean waters.
The sea basks in the sun’s warmth.
Seagulls flock to enjoy the sea’s tranquility.
A school of fish ripples the water on
its path of travel.
The ocean is otherwise unmoving.
It seems to be meditating, indefinitely
expressing its moods.
It lives on and on and on.

and so will you, Geraldine Ann Macintyre, in the hearts of those who knew and loved you. We love you, mom.

Love,
Bubby Man and Audgie BaBa

As much as Gerri loved flowers :), in lieu of flowers the family is requesting donations to be made out to The Pink Fund to support breast cancer patients that are struggling financially. Please enjoy photos and videos while you scroll to the bottom of the page for The Pink Fund hyperlink.

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Lesneski Mortuary
640 South El Camino Real
San Clemente, CA United States 92672
Saturday, October 14, 2017
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
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