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Geraldine "Geri" Arretche
A funeral Mass was held Friday at St. Jude's Catholic Church in Ceres for Geraldine "Geri" Arretche, 73, of rural Ceres. She died Aug. 23, 2010.

Burial was at Ceres Memorial Park under the direction of the Ceres chapel of Franklin & Downs.

Geri was born July 4, 1937. She enjoyed spending time with family and friends, bowling, shooting pool and making crafts with her sister, Faye Kyle. She enjoyed helping others in need.

She leaves behind her children, Victor Arretche, Pierre Arretche, and Rochelle Arretche Smith; two brothers, John McLelland and Harvey McLelland Jr.; and her grandchildren, Ashly Price, Zachary Smith, Michel Genevieve, Leila Arretche, Mackayhan Arretche, Kristen Arretche, Tiffany Arretche, Cory Jones and Brian Garrett; and great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by parents Harvey McLelland Sr., Mattie McLelland Reed andMervin Reed, husband Michel Arretche, son Michael Arretche, sisters Faye Kyle and Freida McLelland, brothers Gerald McLelland (a twin), James McLelland, William McLelland, Terry McLelland, Freddie McLelland and Bobby Reed.

-Ceres Courier/ September 1, 2010