Beverly E. Gigeous, 85

August 17, 2011
  • Gigeous

JAN. 23, 1926-AUG. 16, 2011

Beverly Ellen Gigeous, 85, formerly of 16328 Mount Tabor Road in Hagerstown, Md., died Tuesday, Aug. 16, 2011, at Reeders Memorial Home in Boonsboro, Md.

Born Jan. 23, 1926, in Hagerstown, she was the daughter of the late William Edward and Hazel E. Newcomer Bloom.

She was a lifelong member of Salem Reformed Church.

She loved to garden.

She is survived by her husband of 40 years, Gerald Earnest Gigeous Sr.; one son, David Williams and wife, Kay, of Rockville, Md.; two daughters, Diane M. Starliper and husband, Gary Starliper, of Hagerstown, and Denise E. Grab and husband, Charles Grab Jr., of Hagerstown; one sister, Josephine E. Burkett and husband, Ernest Burkett, of Hagerstown; grandchildren, Kate Loatman, Mark Williams, Donald Smith, Michael Smith, Amber Watkins, Charles Grab III, Leah Grab and Grace Grab; four great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews; stepsons, Gerald E. Gigeous Jr. and wife, Gina, of Charles Town, W.Va., and Terry Gigeous, and wife, Alissa, of Carlisle, Pa.; stepdaughter, Debbie Snyder of Hagerstown; and numerous stepgrandchildren and stepgreat-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her first husband, George V. Williams Jr.; two sisters, Rosalie Bloom and Barbara Rowe; one brother, William Bloom; and stepdaughter, Barbara Meacomes.

Funeral services will be Saturday, Aug. 20, 2011, at 11 a.m. at Salem Reformed Church. The Rev. Steve Wagoner will officiate. Burial will be in Salem Reformed Cemetery.

The family will receive friends Friday from 6 to 8 p.m. at Minnich Funeral Home, 415 E. Wilson Blvd., Hagerstown.

The family requests that donations be made to Alzheimer's Disease & Related Disorders, 5 Public Square, Suite 307, Hagerstown, MD 21740 or Salem Reformed Church, 13182 Salem Church Road, Hagerstown, MD 21740.

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