Geraldine Tappe, age 85, passed away on February 28, 2022 at her home with her loving husband. Visitation with the family will be on Thursday, March 3 at Memorial Oaks Chapel from 6:00 pm until 8:00 pm. Graveside services will be the following day, Friday, March 4, at Prairie Lea Cemetery at 2:00. Brother Charles Burton will officiate the graveside.
Geraldine was born to parents Jason and Effie Doris (Wilkerson) Hester on April 11, 1936 in Corrigan, TX. Her family relocated to the Houston area when she was young. On June 6, 1959, Geraldine was united in marriage to Charles Henry Tappe, Sr.
Geraldine is survived by her husband of 63 years, Charles Sr; their children Charles Tappe Jr and wife Drenda of Splendora, John Sommers and wife Wendy of Cypress, Joanie Keith and husband Alan of Fayetteville, Arkansas, daughter-in-law Karen Tompkins; grandchildren Johnnie Hester Jr., Clint Duval, Timothy Duval, Ryan Duval and wife Bri, Kaitlin Sommer, Sara Kleinsteuber and husband Stephen, Charlie Tappe III and wife Tonya, Heather Wilson and husband; niece Dee Anna Hahn, and nephew Mike Hahn. She is preceded in death by her parents, her son Johnnie Hester, her sister Betty Jo Hahn, her grandson Erich Tappe, great-grandson Dalton Tappe, and granddaughter Crystal Leeder.
Do Not Stand
"Do not stand at my grave and weep
I am not there, I do not sleep
I am a thousand winds that blow
I am the diamond's gift of snow
I am the sunlight on ripened grain
I am the autumn's gentle rain
When you awaken in the morning's hush
I am the swift uplifting rush
Of quiet birds in circled flight
I am the soft stars that shine at night
Do not stand at my grave and cry
I am not there, I did not die..."