Geraldine Archibald

Obituary of Geraldine Archibald

In a life filled with zest and adventure, Geraldine (Gerry) (Smarr) Archibald, age 91, passed away quietly on Thursday, August 3, 2023. Gerry lived in Sun City Center for the past 27 years where she and her late husband, Bill Smarr, moved from the Leawood, Kansas. While in Leawood she took pride in being an elementary and middle school science teacher with the Shawnee Mission School District for almost 30 years. Bill and Gerry traveled the country and the globe gathering memories, enriching her boundless thirst for knowledge and insight.


After moving to Sun City Center, Gerry was known for her energy and enthusiasm in outdoor activities. She was active in tennis, kayaking, hiking, bicycling, traveling, swimming, and dancing. Gerry cherished friends new and old, filling her calendar with sports and social engagements, never passing the opportunity to connect with someone. She was married to the late Paul Archibald for the last 12 years of her life, finding a companion who was willing to meet the challenge of keeping pace. Paul predeceasing Gerry by eight months.


She is survived by her two daughters, Janet Powell, and husband Jerry, of Queensbury, New York, and Carolyn Valentine of Olathe, Kansas, five grandchildren and twelve great-grandchildren.

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Funeral Service

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Tuesday, August 8, 2023
Sun City Center Funeral Home
1851 Rickenbacker Dr.
Sun City Center, Florida, United States
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