Geralyn "Jeri" Yvonne Von Wolff - Durr - McGathy - Malbrough passed away on Friday night, October 7, 2016, at the age of 73 at her home in Abita Springs. She was born and raised in New Orleans, LA., She lived in Mississippi, Colorado, Florida, and Iowa. Although she lived in and loved many different places in her lifetime, her heart belonged to Colorado. Jeri was a devoted and loving mother of Christina Hinkson, Tina McGathy Ficco, Raymond McGathy and the late Mathew McGathy. Sister of Margie Yax, Betsy Navo, Bobbie Cassanio, Susan Hebert, Louis Von Wolff, George Von Wolff and the late Steven "Boopy" Durr. Grandmother of 17 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren. Jeri was a free spirit that marched to the beat of her own drum. She had an undying love for family and people alike. She never met a stranger, adopted many people throughout her life and they became part of the family. She encouraged everyone to "just love people and love this world." Jeri saw beauty in everyone and everything and she had a way of making everyone feel loved. Abundant joy and generosity poured from her spirit. She will be greatly missed by all that knew and loved her. A Service to commemorate Jeri's life will be held on Monday, October 17, 2016 at Ocean Canyon Properties/Abita Springs Resort, 24150 Highway 435, Abita Springs, LA. Services will be by the lake at 11:30 a.m. and a celebration pot luck will follow at the pavilion. In lieu of flowers, Jeri requested that you help someone in need or donate to a charity of your choosing. The family will also hold a service in Ouray, Colorado. The date is still to be determined. Arrangements entrusted to Serenity Funeral Home, Covington, LA.
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