Kathleen “Cookie” Geyer

Kathleen “Cookie” Geyer

March 14, 1940 ~ May 06, 2021

Date of Service:
June 06, 2021


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Kathleen “Cookie” Geyer, 81, of Vero Beach, FL passed away peacefully in her home on May 6, 2021.

She was born March 14, 1940 in Brooklyn, NY and moved from Long Island, NY to Vero Beach, FL in 1976.

Cookie started as a bus driver for the Indian River County School District. In the beginning of her career, she drove a bus for special needs children and would often stay and volunteer most days at the Wabasso School. During this time, Cookie played an important role as one of the founders of Communications Workers of America Union for representing Professional Support Employees of Indian River County. Cookie worked her way up, later serving as the Director of Transportation.

Not one to sit idle for long, Cookie came out of retirement to work as the Assistant Director of Transportation to Bob Veres, in Clay County for several years.

Once Cookie retired, she returned to Vero Beach where she enjoyed playing golf with the girls, weekly lunches with transportation retirees and swimming in her pool. Cookie loved good music and was always ready to dance.

Cookie was the matriarch of the family. She will be greatly missed by all who had the pleasure to know her!

Survived by her children, Greg (Nancy) Geyer, Kim Geyer Medeiros (Chris Hall), Jeff Geyer, Keith (Danielle) Geyer; ten grandchildren, Michael (Ashley) Johnson, Bridget (Ryan) Garner, Joe (Michaela) Heaton, Sherry (Jared) Cook, Katie Rose, Brittany Rose, Erika (Jason) Papadoplous, Kristin (Tommy) Geyer Sleeper, Christopher Geyer, and Hailey Steinberg; five great grandchildren, Thomas Heaton, Tristian Heaton, Noah Garner, Anastasia Garner and Jasper Johnson.

She was predeceased by her two children, P.J. Geyer and Kathy Geyer Heaton.

There will be a Celebration of Life at The Moose Lodge, 226 43rd Ave, Vero Beach, FL 32968 on June 6th from 2-6 p.m.

Arrangements by Thomas S. Lowther Funeral Home & Crematory, Vero Beach.

Date of Service:
June 06, 2021


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susan sharp - Aunt

May 13, 2021, 5:23 pm

Joe and Jeff, I see now where you two get your love of life and know how to have a great time. Cookie was a great a lady and did a great job raising all of you boys. She will be missed; but she lives on through you. Love, Susan Sharp

Linda Weber - Niece

May 13, 2021, 5:35 pm

Oh I absolutely loved Aunt Cookie. She was always so kind and caring and always ready to give a helping hand. She was always smiling and loved to laugh. I adopted her as my Aunt when I married into the Weber family. It was my blessing to know her. Condolences to you all, Linda Weber

Logan Whiddon - Friend

May 13, 2021, 5:55 pm

Jeff Sorry for your loss You are in our prayers and thoughts Love Logan and Linda Whiddon

TIna Cronin - Friends

May 13, 2021, 6:00 pm

Sending our sympathy and lots of virtual hugs. Greg & Tina Cronin

Logan Whiddon - Friends

May 13, 2021, 6:04 pm

Jeff Sorry for your loss. You are in ours prayers and thoughts. Love. Logan and Linda Whiddon

Susan Wonka Heritage - Friend to family members

May 13, 2021, 7:31 pm

My deepest condolences and so sorry for the loss to all the “survived” in her family. She is in all your hearts in some special way, what a great legacy to leave. Thoughts and prayers to you all.

Jay Giarrizzo - Family Friend

May 13, 2021, 7:49 pm

Cookie was an amazing Mother and it sure does show in her Children and in their Children. She will be missed by all who loved and cared for her. Keep on Keeping on in her Memory. God Bless Cookie.

Shannon Renee - friend of the family

May 13, 2021, 8:22 pm

So sorry. She was a great lady. Loved being a grandma to all.

Barbara Resha aka Princess - Friend

May 13, 2021, 9:11 pm

Jeff, so sorry about your mom. May she rest in peace

Hiers Family - Love you my friend...

May 13, 2021, 9:17 pm

We are so sorry for you and your family’s loss. You all are in our thoughts and prayers always.

Suzanne Harrington League - Niece

May 13, 2021, 9:21 pm

My Aunt Cookie was the fun Aunt with a heart of gold. My sweet memories… We would pack up her station wagon and go to Robert Moses Beach for the day. Swimming, BBQ’s and always fun, growing up on Long Island. When we loss Willie, where did we go for Easter… Aunt Cookie loving arms and home. God Bless her and all of us who love her dearly. ❤️

Lori Ann Fink (John Fink and family) - Friend of Ms. Cookie

May 13, 2021, 10:14 pm

Cookie was a very special person to our family. She and my Dad were the best of friends and shared many years working together for the SDIRC. We will miss her calls just to check in, lunches at Sonny’s with the retired Bus Garage crew, sharp wit, loving heart and smile. Our thoughts and prayers are with the entire Geyer family.

Suzann & David Lee - Friend

May 14, 2021, 2:12 am

Jeff, My thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family. I have no words of comfort that can take away the pain you are going through. Just know you are loved by many and in their prayers and we are here for you. God Bless all of you through this difficult time.

Peggy Poysell - Co-Worker

May 14, 2021, 2:46 pm

My deepest sympathy to Cookie’s family. I always enjoyed working with Cookie.

Brenda Brown - Friend and Coworker

May 15, 2021, 1:00 am

Cookie was a great boss and friend. She will be greatly missed. My heart and prayers go out to you all. Sorry for your loss.

Virginia Mohn - Student, co-worker and friend

May 15, 2021, 1:13 am

I remember Cookie first as my bus driver to school,then l got to work on her bus with her students. She taught me so much by example and actions. Thur her l learned to love our students as being a bright light to be drawn to. I continue to work with special needs children for 25years, not just on the bus but later as a custodian at a elementary school, because of all she taught me they allowed me to spend time with them at the school. Thank you Cookie.

GenevaBeasley - Coworker school Busdriver IRSD

May 16, 2021, 3:15 pm

My prayers and condolences go out to the Ms Geyer Family. I worked under Ms Geyer a school Busdriver from February 11,1995 to December 18,2006 that’s the year she retired. And we got a new director in February 2007. Me and Ms Geyer became best of friends and she is truly going to be miss. Family you guys stay strong and when u are down and Ms Geyer gets on your mind and heart look toward heaven the skies. Ask God to give u all the strength he will I know cause he did it for me . When I lost my mom 5 years ago, not going to tell you it will be easy cause it’s not. Take it one day at a time look at it like this she not in anymore pain now and she is suffering she is in a better place now. Amen❤️

Chase Mariposa - Friend

May 17, 2021, 1:22 pm

Memaw… what a magnificent and loving woman! You treated my kids and granddaughter with such love and attention and I will never forget you! How could I? You and my mom are birthday twins! You were always so supportive of me and we had many laughs and even a few tears. Please give Kathy a big hug for me and PJ too. Your memory will live on …rest easy

Annie Shelly - My Director at (Transp)Bus -Driver

May 18, 2021, 9:49 pm

Rest In Peace Mrs Geyer, I was a Bus Driver, and Mrs Geyer and My Mother went to the same Dialiyis Center My Mother passed 4yrs now, I always would see Mrs Geyer there, she also told me that They take good care of Your Mother here , and that I didn’t have to worry.They are with Angels now. God Bless You All ❤️ Ms Shelly

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