Gwendolyn Louise (White) Gieson, age 88, passed away peacefully on February 26, 2023 at 12:01am. She was a resident of Colorado Springs, Colorado for 25 years. She was a Genealogist who did Genealogy Research not only for our family, but for other families also. She created and published a 2 volume set in 2003 on our family and gave a set to each of the family members and sent books to 3 of the libraries in different states.

Gwendolyn was born on November 24, 1934 to Earl Lee Roy White and Hazel Margaret (Hollingsworth) White in Artesia, California. She married Russell Pius Gieson at Our Lady of the Rosary, in Paramount, California.

Gwen was fond of Genealogy and the people she met and became friends with. She also enjoyed working with plastic canvas creating designs and small buildings with yarn. Gwen also loved to sew and enjoyed making square dancing costumes for herself and for many members of the square dancing club she belonged to in Mascoutah Illinois.  She attended Excelsior Union High School in Norwalk, California, and graduated in 1952.

She is survived by her 3 children: Kenneth W. Gieson, Gary A. & Nancy J. (Brown) Gieson and Kevin E. & Tina M. (Tarlton) Gieson; her 2 grandchildren: Michael K. Gieson and Nicholas E. & Cheryl L. (Gieson) Schroeder; and her 2 great-grandchildren: Madyson B. Schroeder and Trinity R. Meek. She is predeceased by her husband, her youngest son, Kelly E. Gieson, her sister Wilda J. (White) Urgo and brother Kenneth L. White.

A memorial will be held at 10:00am on March 10, 2023 at Shrine of Remembrance, 1730 E. Fountain Boulevard, Colorado Springs, CO. 80910. Inurnment will be at the Song of Mary Columbarium.

The family would like to express their thanks and appreciation to the doctors, nurses, and chaplains of Pikes Peak Hospice that took such wonderful care of her in her final days and moments.

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  1. To my best high school friend. We had so many memories, all were wonderful. Rest in peace sweet lady. You will not be forgotten. Old friends will meet again.

  2. Gwen was my dear cousin. We were introduced by a mutual cousin and began corresponding by email in 2018. Gwen was an avid and skilled genealogist. She generously shared family photos and history. Gwen encouraged my interest in genelogy and taught me how to be a better researcher. In 2021, my husband and I had the pleasure of meeting Gwen and her son, Ken in Colorado Springs. I shall cherish the time I spent with her and the wonderful memories of knowing her.

    Love always,
    Joni Hays

  3. Remembering Gwen and her family on this anniversary of her death ❤️

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