Obituary: Geneva Nell Walsworth (Feb. 8, 1928 – Aug. 9, 2013)

By Submitted August 26, 2013 04:56 pm

Geneva Nell Walsworth
Geneva Nell Walsworth
Geneva Nell Walsworth died of natural causes at the age of 85. She was born on a farm in Yantis, Texas, to Eva and Austin Stephens. Geneva was a Del Norte County resident for 18 years.

She married Melvin James Walsworth on July 10, 1944.That union lasted for 56 years until Mel’s passing in July 2000. She was a World War II war bride. Mel served in the Navy Air Corps as a gunner on a PBY. After the war, they moved to Lancaster, Calif., where they raised their three children. During those years, she worked as a medical receptionist for a local doctor. After retirement, the family moved to Gasquet. She had a deep love of animals, was an avid gardener and was a fantastic cook. Geneva enjoyed genealogy research and her greatest love of all was her family.

She is survived by her daughter Janet Allen and husband, Michael; son Daniel Walsworth and wife, Beverly; and son James Walsworth and wife, Joyce.

Geneva also leaves behind her 10 grandchildren: Jennifer Hartsfield and her husband, Weldon; Amy Lesan and her husband, Aaron; Christine Johnson and her husband, Glen; Mattye Dahl; Liz Allen; Brian Allen and his wife, Ruthie; Lynne Salas and her husband, Jason; Scott Walsworth and his fiancee, Jessica Zirk; Jeffrey Walsworth and Kevin Walsworth. 

Also her nine great-grandchildren: Alex Looney, Kara Johnson, Michelle Johnson, Zachary Dahl, Maci Dahl, Molly Lesan, Owen Lesan, Benjamin Salas and Joshua Salas.

In lieu of sending flowers, please make contributions to the local animal shelter, For All Time Cat Haven, P.O Box 1751, Crescent City, CA.

The family is having a private graveside remembrance.

Please sign the family’s online guest book at

Arrangements are under the direction of Wier’s Mortuary Chapel.