Alison GearyAlison Geary, 40, of Alvarado, MN, formerly of East Grand Forks, MN, passed away on Tuesday morning, October 15, 2013 at her home after a courageous battle with cancer.
Alison Geary, 40, of Alvarado, MN, formerly of East Grand Forks, MN, passed away on Tuesday morning, October 15, 2013 at her home after a courageous battle with cancer.
Alison Joy Norton was born on May 30, 1973 in Grafton, ND, the daughter of Ronald and Alice Norton. She was raised in East Grand Forks, MN and she graduated from East Grand Forks High School in 1991. Alison graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Chemistry from Moorhead State University in 1997, Bachelor of Science in Education from UND and a Masters in Secondary Education in Science in 2010 from Bemidji State University. She was married on October 16, 1997 to Michael Geary. They made their home in East Grand Forks before moving to Alvarado. Alison worked at Altru Hospital and McDonalds before becoming a science teacher at Warren/Alvarado/Oslo High School in Warren, MN.
She enjoyed quilting, scrap booking, raising chocolate labs, cheerleading, duck hunting, fishing, ice fishing and traveling Europe. The Class of 2009, dedicated the school annual to Alison.
Left to mourn her passing are her husband, Mike of Alvarado, MN; stepchildren, A.J. and Ethan Geary; mother, Alice (Wes) Jensen of Cabot, AR; sister, Christina Norton of Angus, MN; brother, William “Billy” Norton of Carver, MN; sisters, Rachel Schreiner of Grand Forks, ND, Audrey Delaney of West Chester, PA and Elizabeth Jensen of Olathe, KS and many nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her father, Ronald Norton; grandparents Gunder and Agnes Ruud and William and Ann Norton.
FUNERAL SERVICE: 10:30 AM on Saturday at Warren/Alvarado/Oslo High School Auditorium in Warren, MN.
VISITATION: 5:00 - 7:00 PM on Friday at DuBore Funeral Home in Warren, MN and one hour before services at the school.
INTERMENT: Oaklawn Cemetery, Alvarado, MN
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