Geneva (Genny) Cora Weston

Memorial services for Geneva (Genny) Weston, 91, will be held at Fort Logan National Cemetery in Denver on Monday June 12, 2017 at 2:30 pm. She passed away on April 5, 2017 at Pioneer Ridge Assisted Living in Lawrence, KS.

Geneva (Genny) Weston, 91, Lawrence, passed away Wednesday, April 5, 2017 at Pioneer Ridge Assisted Living.

Genny was born on July 23, 1925 in Gypsum, KS, the daughter of Lawrence and Cora (Andrew) Swisher. She graduated from Gypsum High School in 1943 and worked for a time in the aircraft factories in Wichita as part of the war effort. She enlisted in the Navy, and was in the WAVES, serving as a Pharmacist’s Mate Third Class. After the war, she used her GI Bill benefits to enroll at Denver University (DU) in Denver, CO, eventually receiving her Master’s Degree in Home Economics. While there, she met a Navy veteran from Georgia named Warren (Wally) Weston. They were married in Denver on December 14, 1948. Wally passed away on October 1, 2010.

Genny spent most of her life in the Denver area, where she and Wally raised three children: Tim, Marcus and Patty. Throughout her life she remained devoted to all of her extended family as well as a wide circle of friends. She was also passionately devoted to politics, and to voting rights. She was a life member of the League of Women Voters, and a long-time activist in the Colorado Democratic Party. She also loved nature, particularly the spectacular high-altitude beauty of the Colorado Rockies, where she and Wally spent as much time as possible.

Survivors include her son, Tim Weston (Marianne) of Lawrence, KS; daughter, Patty Cusick (Dan) of Gig Harbor, WA; daughter-in-law, Debbie Weston of Las Animas, CO; six grandchildren; five great grandchildren; one sister, Irene Eitner of Lawrence, KS; and two brothers, Leonard Swisher (Inge) of Reno, NV and Dwight Swisher (Donna) of Salina, KS. She was also preceded in death by her son, Marcus Weston, on November 17, 2015.

Memorial contributions may be made in her name to the League of Women Voters of Lawrence/Douglas County and may be sent in care of Warren-McElwain Mortuary, 120 W. 13th Street, Lawrence, KS 66044.

6 Condolences

  1. Anthea Scouffas on April 9, 2017 at 10:30 am

    So sorry to read of Genny’s passing. She was a friend of my mother’s at Pioneer Ridge. They sat at the same dining table. She was always so sweet and my mother so enjoyed their conversations. They had many things in common including a passion for the League of Women Voters and the Rocky Mountains. I am certain she will be missed by you all. With deep regards.

  2. Lori Lohman on May 1, 2017 at 7:44 am

    Your father was my very first teacher and DU in 1962 and through him I met your mother [heard more about her and you rather than saw]. I last saw her at Bill Leavel’s memorial service but never had a chance to follow up. I loved your parents, who played a significant role in who I became–a lefty radical.

    Enjoy all your good memories.

  3. Bonnie Clarke on May 1, 2017 at 7:59 am

    Genny was much admired in Denver for her work in League of Women Voters. Her age noted here surprised me because she had so much energy when I saw her last. She had a direct approach, a wealth of knowledge, and tenacity. It motivated me to keep on showing up for justice.


  4. Bill Himmelmann on May 1, 2017 at 12:07 pm

    During my more than twenty five years active in the Denver League of Women Voters Genny was ever-present. We often co-hosted a show on the Denver public access channel interviewing the Mayor and elected/appointed officials. We were in the same unit and also on the League’s City-Issues Committee. Later, during my service on City Council she frequently testified/lobbied us on many issues of interest to the LWV. Truly a dynamo, the likes of which is not often seen. Rest in Peace, old friend.

  5. Carmen Pacheco on May 3, 2017 at 10:41 pm

    I met Genny in 2006 and became her house cleaner until she moved to Lawrence, KS. Her engaging spirit made her extraordinary. Genny willingly shared her wisdom and talents with me and I am forever grateful to have known her. She was a good friend. With Caring Sympathy

  6. Kassidy T on June 8, 2017 at 2:32 pm

    My condolences to the family and friends of Genny, I’m so sorry for your loss but I really appreciated reading about Genny’s frankly incredible life. She is an inspiration to us all. She seems to have lived a life that is the definition of a strong woman and I really admire her for that.
    In your time of mourning, I’d like to share some comforting thoughts from the scriptures. The Bible speaks of a time when there will be no more death or suffering. I have found comfort in the words recorded at Revelation 21:4 where it says, “and he will wipe out every tear from their eyes and death will be no more, neither will mourning nor outcry, nor pain be anymore, the former things have passed away.” I also find the words recoded as 2 Corinthians 1:3,4 reassuring, it says, “Praised be the God and father of our lord Jesus Christ, the father of tender mercies and the God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our trials so that we may be able to comfort others in any sort of trial with the comfort we receive from God.” I hope you can lean on God in your time of need. If you would like to read some more comforting words from the Bible, please feel free to visit

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