Genevieve Jilk O’Grady, 82, died at home on Saturday, August 22. Though she had survived many major health challenges in the past decade, including cancer, her death was due to heart failure.
With a lifetime of fiercely advocating for the underserved, Gen dedicated her energy to family, education, peace, justice, and the outdoors. Her legacy lives on in stories told and memories shared, in protests marched and issues caucused, in birds watched and gardens tended, in learning pursued, in poetry read and books discussed, in music played and songs sung, in the rituals, traditions and holidays celebrated, in finding beauty everywhere and in her children and her children’s children.
In respecting her wishes, her immediate family held a private green burial at their cemetery. Due to the pandemic, there is no other service planned at this time. Her obituary can be found at watkowski-mulyck.com.