Geraldine ‘Jerry’ Harper: Longtime QFC employee loved travel, mystery novels and jigsaw puzzles

Geraldine Harper

Geraldine “Jerry” Harper, 78, of Edmonds died on September 4, 2021 at home with her family. Known as the QUEEN, Jerry was a grocery bagger at QFC in Edmonds for 27 years. Both co-workers and customers loved her. She loved traveling, mystery novels, jigsaw puzzles, cross-stitching, poker machines, Starbucks, Snickers and picking weeds. She is survived by her husband, son, daughter-in-law, and five grandchildren.

A celebration of her life will be held at Beck’s Tribute Center in Edmonds on Saturday, September 18, 2021 at 1 pm. It will be live streamed on her tribute page at www.beckstributecenter.com. In lieu of flowers, contributions to Saint Jude’s Children Hospital in her memory would please her.

 

9 Replies to “Geraldine ‘Jerry’ Harper: Longtime QFC employee loved travel, mystery novels and jigsaw puzzles”

  1. Queen Geraldine was such an interesting and funny friend. I loved our banter back and forth at the check stands when she’d bag for me. It’s not the same without her. I miss her.
    Love and comfort to her family. God bless you and give you peace.

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    1. This lady never failed to make me smile on checking out at QFC. That quick, sharp wit was always a fun experience. I will miss her.

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  2. She is who i want to be when im in my 70s. She told you like it is, and when you got compliments from her, they made your day. She always turned my day around when it was going rough. She was truly one of a kind. I miss having her around. She is so loved.

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  3. What a loss. Jerry & I would enjoy Bux coffee together when I happened to be at QFC at her break time. We talked traveling a lot especially England. We “bantered” back & forth & had many a laugh. She was an admirable lady with a down-to-earth attitude—very matter-of-fact. We were more than customers to her and she was even more to us. May her family & close friends find comfort in knowing how many lives she touched.

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  4. I didn’t have the pleasure of knowing Queen Geraldine for as long as some of my fellow QFC coworkers but the short time I did know her she has always been a light. She could turn my forward upside down even on my worst days. Geraldine will be truly missed not just by her family but the many friends who had the honor of having her in their lives. I will always hear her yelling at me because I wasn’t passing down items from the checkstand correctly or because I gave her bread first before the cans. Truly one of God’s best creations, Geraldine.

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  5. I had the pleasure of working with Jerry as a young checker at QFC. She always made me laugh and I learned many life lessons from her. I will miss her soul, her caring love for others, and that quick wit that made you pause and smile big. She is truly one of a kind. God speed and much love.

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  6. I was always thrilled at QFC when she popped over to help with my groceries. Jerry had such a quick, direct sense of humor. It was always fun to walk outside and visit with her along the way. She had a heart of gold in helping people and always made me smile. She will be missed and we are lucky to have had her wit and wisdom over so many years.

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  7. God is in his Heaven, and laughing with the remarkable Queen Geraldine. What a gift He gave to us the day that Jerry was born! He gave us a truly genuine person who was unafraid to be herself. Jerry’s wit, wisdom, and the joy she brought to so many people through her life will never be forgotten by those of us lucky enough to have gotten to know her. She may leave a void here on Earth that can never be filled Heaven itself has become even brighter. I raise a glass of wine to you and say till we meet again…

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  8. So sad to hear the sad news about Jerry. She and Steve were the Chillbillies band greatest fans and travelled over to the UK to see us whenever they could. Jerry was our harshest but most loved critic. We had so many laughs together and all of us will miss her wonderful presence and humour. Gone but never forgotten. Off to heaven but I’m sure Jerry will give ’em hell up there. Sincerest condolences and sympathy to Steve and all the family. Much love from Jon Peel and the Chillbillies.

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