Genevieve A. Phelps
Genevieve "Gen" Phelps, a longtime Forest Grove resident, died August 21 at her home following a brief illness. She was 94 years old.
Genevieve was born March 1, 1925, the youngest of 7 children, in Bemidji, Minnesota to Richard & Bertha Anderson. Following her high school graduation she attended business school. In 1944 she moved with her parents to Forest Grove to join other family members who had come to the area previously. She first worked at the Kaiser Shipyards in Portland and then as a bookkeeper & clerk for several Forest Grove area businesses.
On June 14, 1947 she was united in marriage to Melvin G. Phelps, they made their home in Forest Grove where they raised their family. Melvin preceded her in death in June 2005. Mrs. Phelps was a devoted wife & mother, but found time to enjoy bowling on a league, going to the beach, camping and fishing. Her real passion was traveling. She visited many of the US states by car and went on cruises to Alaska, The Panama Canal, the Mediterranean and the Caribbean.
Genevieve is survived by her sons, Mark of Springfield, Ryan of The Dalles and Erin of Portland. She is also survived by 5 grandchildren, 4 great-grandchildren and many nieces, nephews & cousins.
A memorial service will be held from 12:00 pm to 4:00 pm on Saturday, September 21 at the Forest Grove Senior & Community Center, 2037 Douglas Street in Forest Grove.Arrangements entrusted to Omega Funeral & Cremation Service