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Genevieve Sylvia Castro entered into this world in a house in San Bernardino, California on September 9, 1936. She exited this world due to a massive stroke on September 22, 2019 at Sutter General Hospital with her brother, sister and brother-in-law at her side.
Genevieve was the middle child of Margaret Castro Campa and Daniel Campa. She arrived in Sacramento with her mother and brother, Elmer around 1941, attended local schools. After high school she was employed at various jobs but then was hired by Mercy General Hospital. She started out as a CNA then eventually became a ward secretary. Her last position before retiring was in the Cardiac Unit of the hospital. She found her work at the hospital very interesting and retired from Mercy after more than 40 years of service. After retirement from Mercy Hospital, she secured the position of office assistant at her last place of residence, St Francis Manor, which she enjoyed as well. Finally, in 2012 she completely retired.
Genevieve loved her work at Mercy Hospital, but in her off time she loved the outdoors, particularly working with plants and was a superb gardener. The little apartment she maintained on 45th and J Streets for many years, had a beautiful little garden as the result of her "green" thumb.
Genevieve is survived by her son, Michael Countryman, daughter-in-law, Charleen Fisher-Countryman, grandchildren, Brett Countryman, Brett's wife, Amanda Leister-Countryman, Brandon Countryman and Shane Countryman. Her loving brother and sister, Elmer Castro and Armida Campa. Brother-in-law, Herb Terry, nephews, Jason Campa, his wife, Barbara, and Jeremy Lyons. She is also survived by many other family and friends.
Memorial services will take place on Monday, September 30, 2019, at 1:00 pm. at the Affordable Cremation & Funeral Center on 4750 Beloit Drive, Sacramento, CA. In lieu of flowers donations may be made in her honor to the American Association of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (AAIDD).
American Association of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities