She was born May 19, 1923 in Hanna, Okla. to the late William Isaac Stafford and Cordelia Cox Stafford. She was a proud native Oklahoman.
She is survived by her husband of 73 years, Robert S. Youngdeer; one son, Merritt E. Youngdeer Sr. and wife Lulie of Cherokee; one daughter, Judith A. Nelson and husband John of Lawton, Oklah.; grandchildren, Connie S. O’Neill of Groton, SD, Audra L. Vogel of Aberdeen, SD, Lauren Armachain of Cherokee, Angela M. Nelson of Atlanta, Ga., Carla Alene Williams of Lawton, Okla., and John R. Nelson of Cherokee; great grandchildren, Taylor Lynn and husband Skyler Spellman of Loma Linda, Calif., Payton N. Maine of Groton, SD, Ashley S. Vogel of Aberdeen, SD, Zack Vogel of Aberdeen, SD, Orion D. Holmberg of Cherokee, Kenneth C. Williams of Lawton, Okla., and Robert C. Williams of Lawton, Okla.
In addition to her parents, Geneva was preceded in death by one grandson, Merritt E. Youngdeer Jr.; and eight brothers and sisters.
Visitation will be held on Sunday, May 22 beginning at 4pm at the Macedonia Baptist Church. Funeral services will be held on Monday, May 23 at 11am at the Macedonia Baptist Church with Pastor Dan Conseen and Merritt E. Youngdeer Sr. officiating. Private burial will follow at the Youngdeer cemetery. Pallbearers will be among family and friends.
Long House Funeral Home is serving the Youngdeer family.