Anna Maria Rose Geiger Traxler, 80, died July 28,
2002, at a local care center. Graveside services will be at 10 a.m.
Thursday, Aug. 1, at Mt. Calvary Cemetery, Nampa, under the
direction of Flahiff Funeral Service, Nampa.
Anna Maria Rose Geiger was born near Crown Butte, North
Dakota, June 11, 1922, the second oldest of seven children. Her
parents were John M. and Katherine M. (Froehlich) Geiger. She
attended elementary school to ninth grade at Yucca Consolidated
School. She later received her GED and attended Bismarck Commercial
College. Her jobs in Mandan, North Dakota, consisted of working as a
farm hired girl, waitress at Christiansons Ice Cream Parlor, cook at
Lewis and Clark restaurant, short order cook at the Beanery. And she
worked at the Capital Laundry in Bismarck, North Dakota before
moving to Nampa. In Nampa she worked at the State School until her
retirement. When she was stricken with Alzheimers, she entered
Midland Care Center in Nampa. Anna Maria married Bernard David
Traxler at St. Pauls on Oct. 26, 1957. Two children, Casey Daniel
and Sharon Marie, were born to this union.
Anna Maria was an excellent seamstress and cook. She
enjoyed gardening, reading, listening to music and writing letters.
She was a loving, caring person who shared her gifts with others.
Survivors are Anna's husband, Bernard; daughter, Sharon
Marie and son-in-law, Nick Punimata; three grandchildren, Nuuese,
Eki, and Samelaulu; sister-in-law, Geneva I. McLean; sister, Bertha
Geiger, Dickinson, ND; brother, Thomas M. Geiger, Mandan, ND; and
many nieces and nephews.
Preceding her in death was a son, Casey Daniel;
her parents John M. and Katherine Geiger; father-in-law and
mother-in-law, Edgia and Ruth Traxler; brothers, Joseph J. and
sister-in-law, Loretta Geiger and Louis Geiger; sisters, Helena and
brother-in-law Garcon A. McFerran, and Genevieve and brother-in-law