Genevieve Haworth, 85, of Sheridan passed away on Monday, May 7, 2012 at the Westview Health Care Center.
Genevieve Edna Gross was born October 10, 1926, in Hardin, Montana, to Betty and Frank Gross. She grew up in Wyola, Montana, on the family ranch. She graduated from high school in Lodge Grass, Montana. She married Merl E Haworth after he returned from WWII and they moved to Parkman, Wyoming, where they railroaded, ranched and raised a family for the next 52 years. After Merl's death, Genevieve continued to live in Parkman enjoying her dogs and cats.
Genevieve was a woman of many loves, the primary one being her family. She was always there for her children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren. Her homemade bread and potato salad were enjoyed by all at picnics, birthdays and holidays.
She was an outdoors woman who ranched, hunted, and fished with Merl. She enjoyed nature and used her interest in photography to take pictures of wildflowers and wildlife. In later years, her children would take her out for drives on the country roads to take pictures.
She was a horsewoman. She worked cattle, hunted in the mountains and packed elk. She put her children, grandchildren, nieces, and nephews on horseback at an early age sometimes as many as four kids on one horse.
She loved to dance. She and Merl were familiar faces at the country dances and at the Polka Club. She loved seeing new places and traveled on cruises to Israel, the Panama Canal, and Alaska, and toured the Mississippi via riverboat. When her family traveled, they were expected to share stories and pictures on their return.
Genevieve was preceded in death by her husband, her parents, and son-in-law James L. Robinson. She is survived by her brothers: Erle (Jan) Gross of Hardin, Montana and William Gross of Creswell, Oregon. She is survived by her sons: Merl (Cheryle) Haworth of Fort Collins, Colorado; Robert (Cathy) Haworth of Allen Park, Michigan; David Haworth of Hardin, Montana; and daughters: Christie Robinson of Sheridan; and Vickie Coles of Houston, Texas. Also surviving are grandchildren Scott Haworth, Kevin Haworth, James C Robinson, Sam Haworth, and Michelle Haworth, and great-grandchildren Spenser, Kelly, Christina, and Mathew Haworth.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Sheridan Senior Center Rental Van fund to obtain and maintain a handicap accessible van that can be rented by community members to take wheelchair bound family members and friends for outings.
A memorial for Genevieve will be held later this summer on the ranch.
Kane Funeral Home has been entrusted with the arrangements.
Online condolences may be written at www.kanefuneral.com.