Genevieve  Brandt's Memorial

Genevieve Brandt
(1918 - 2008)


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Name: Mrs Genevieve Brandt
Nick Name: Gen, Oma, Grammy
Maiden Name: Anfibolo
Gender: Female
Age: 89 years old
Lived: Saturday, 21 September 1918 - Tuesday, 10 June 2008

My Story

Gen was born in San Francisco, CA. to John and Katherine Anfibolo. John was a teamster on the San Francisco docks and Katherine was a homemaker with 3 children, Dolores, Jake, and Genevieve.

Genevieve graduated from Mt. Tamalpais High School in 1936. She worked in San Francisco at PG&E as a stenographer. She met and married her first husband Kenneth Rogers in 1941. Although the marriage didn't last she had two beautiful children, Vicki and Kenneth (Mike).

After WWII ended, she married her high school sweetheart, Herman Christian Brandt,  in 1948. During WWII, Herman had served as a chief quartermaster in the Navy. Adding to Vicki and Mike, Herman and Gen had three children, Pete, Kathy, and Sonia.  After moving through various locations in the San Francisco Bay area, in 1964 they moved to the Santa Cruz mountains to raise their family. Gen worked for about 25 years at NASCAR as a bookeeper starting in 1965.

Shortly before her retirement, Gen lost her husband on June 10, 1978, 30 years to the day before Gen passed away.  After retirement, Gen moved from Santa Cruz, CA to Modesto, CA to be close to her family and focused on traveling the world visiting Russia, New Zealand, Australia, Canada, Italy, Germany, France, Ireland, and the Carribean. When she wasn't traveling or with her family, Gen enjoyed golfing. She was a member of the Escalon Ladies Group in Escalon, CA and the Muni Niners of Modesto, CA. Gen enjoyed camping with her family, reading, and was always ready for a good game of golf.

Her life touched many people and we are all better people for having had her in our lives. She will be greatly missed and thought of daily.

                                                            May the memory of me
                                                            be a happy one,
                                                            May I leave an afterglow
                                                            of smiles when life is done.
                                                            May I leave an echo
                                                            whispering softly down the ways,
                                                            Of happy times and laughing times
                                                            and bright and sunny days.
                                                            May the tears of those who grieve,
                                                            dry before the sun
                                                            Of happy memories that I leave
                                                            When life is done.

We love you Mom!

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Grammy I miss you so much. We are very sad uncle tom passed away jan 26 2013. I know he is up there with you and gran...
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Mom yesterday was your birthday you would have been 90 years old. I had you in my thoughts all day Mom, I miss you s...
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Mom, Tom has left for work and Pete Sonia and family have headed home. I know it is time for me to get on with my l...
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Grammy, I miss you. You were the best Grammy any granddaughter could have ever ask for. I remember so many wonder...
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Mom all of the June birthdays have come and gone for our family. This was always such a busy time for you. In just ...
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It's 1968/69, I'm 11 or 12 and "Mrs. Brandt" stops what she's doing in the kitchen to watch Sonia and I pretend we'...
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Mom loved to dance, and she wouldn't ever miss a school dance. Every school dance she would go and dance with as man...
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The tires on my bike are flat. the sky is grouchy gray. At least it sure feels like that Since Grammy went away. ...


Fathers Name: John Louis Anfibolo
Mothers Name: Katherine Ann Sherry
Spouse's Name: Herman Christian Brandt
Children's Names: Vicki, Kenneth, Pete, Kathy, and Sonia
Siblings Names: Dolores, Jack
Country of Birth: USA
Country of Residence: USA
City of Residence: Modesto, CA
Occupation: Accounting
Marital Status: Widowed
Religion: Catholic


Favourite Sport: Golf
Favourite Team: San Francisco Giants
Favourite Book: Too many to list
Favourite Movie: Painted Wagon, South Pacific
Favourite Music Genre: Jazz
Favourite Artist: Frank Sinatra, Benny Goodman
Favourite Charity: Hospice


Place of Passing: Modesto, CA
Date of Passing: 10 June 2008
Cause of Passing: Alzheimer's disease
Type of Funeral: Memorial Service- Cremation
Place of Burial: The Pacific Ocean off the coast of Hawaii
Plot Number: N/A
Funeral Director: Ernesto Alarcon
Funeral Location: Turlock Memorial Park and Funeral Home
Funeral Date: 20 June 2008
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