Genevieve (Gamburg) Munson
Gamburg’s Furniture. Genevieve and Sam made Hatboro their home for the next 22 years.
In Hatboro, Genevieve Efrequently referred to as Jeanne) raised her two children and was an active member of the Hatboro community. She was a member of the Hatboro Women’s Club and the Crooked Billet Garden Club. She was a wonderful cook and baker, and applied these talents over the years, to host many dinner parties for friends and family. As a member of Ashbourne Country Club, Genevieve played golf, bridge and attended many social events with Sam and their mutual friends. She was an active member of the First Church of Christ, Scientist from the age of 16, and a member of the Mother Church in Boston for 76 years. In December 1963, when Genevieve was 43, she lost her husband, Sam, in a tragic plane disaster that took the lives of not only Sam, but all his closest friends, who were returning from a golf trip in Puerto Rico. Genevieve handled this tragedy with grace and was a pillar of strength for her children, family and friends WKURuJKRuW WKLV GLIfiFuOW and painful time.
In August 1965, Jeanne married Donald W. Munson. Don was a widower with two young adult children, Donald and Barbara. At this time Genevieve left her beloved Hatboro to create her new home with Don and his family in Moorestown, N.J. Genevieve and Don were members of Riverton Golf and Country Club. Here, with her winning smile, she developed many friendships that would last her a lifetime.
She continued to be active in the First Church of Christ, Scientist in Moorestown. For a number of years, she assumed the reVSRQVLELOLWy RI fiUVW UHDGHU and worked as librarian for the reading room. Over the years, she counseled church members and those in her community who were in need of guidance. GHQHYLHYH GHfiQLWHOy KDG D “green thumb” and loved to enjoy the variety of beautiful roses she tended in her own special rose garden.
Genevieve and Don were married for 36 years when Don passed in June 2001. Again, she approached this loss with wisdom and courage, a role model to all who knew her. In 2003, at age 83, Genevieve courageously left Moorestown, her home of 36 years, and returned to Pennsylvania to begin another chapter of her life, as a resident at Shannondell in Audubon, Pa.
She was an active member of the community here and made many dear friends, sharing stories and a lifetime of experiences. She participated in the choir and was an original member of the writing group, for which she wrote several stories about her experiences growing up on her grandparents’ farm in Colorado. Soon after Genevieve moved to Shannondell, she joined the First Church of Christ, Scientist in Phoenixville, Pa., where she attended weekly services and participated as an active member.
During her nine years at Shannondell, Genevieve made it her passion and mission to meticulously chronicle her life through the thousands of pictures she had collected over the years, pictures with captions written personally by her, that tell her story. The albums she created are the perfect gift from her generous spirit and meaningful life, to all who were blessed to have known her.
Genevieve is survived by son bd Gamburg and wife, Rosemary, Paoli, Pa.; daughter Linda ELynn) Gamburg EBeck) Stevens, and husband, Gene, bxton, Pa.; Donald Munson, and his wife, Adriana, of Collingswood, N.J.; Jim Stiles and wife Denise, who reside in Carmel, Calif.; eight grandchildren, Laura EBeck) Hannum and husband Bob, Horsham, Pa., Jen EBeck) Meyers, Bensalem, Pa., Kia Gamburg Lyons and husband Joe Lyons, Chester Springs, Pa., and Derek Gamburg and wife Mindy, Dillon Colo., Simona Munson, Boston, Mass, and Timothy and Jordan Stiles, Carmel Calif.; and seven great-grandchildren, Nicole and Heather Hannum, Morgan and Joseph Meyers, bthan and Riley Rae Gamburg, and Jameson Lyons.
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Relatives and friends are invited to a celebration of life memorial service at Shannondell on Saturday, Sept. 29, 2012, at 11am.
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