Genevieve (Gam­burg) Mun­son

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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.

,Q OLHu RI flRZHUV GRQD­tions may be sent to the First Church of Christ, Sci­en­tist, lo­cated in Phoenixville, Pa.

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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