Geneva Mae Vier
Geneva Mae Vier of Huntsville, Texas, passed away Saturday, September 28, 2019. Services will be 10:00 a.m., Saturday, October 5, at Waco Memorial Park Mausoleum with John Spencer officiating. Visitation was held 5:00 to 7:00 p.m., Friday, October 4, at Wilkirson-Hatch-Bailey Funeral Home, 6101 Bosque Blvd, Waco, Texas.
Geneva Mae James was born October 23, 1924, in Johnson County, Texas, to Elliston D. and Anita Hayes James. She was the granddaughter of John James, former Alvarado Mayor and one of the initiators of the Johnson County Founder's Day festivities. After graduating from Alvarado High School in 1942, she went to the University of North Texas where she received a Bachelor of Science degree in 1945, the same year she began her teaching career. Geneva taught in several Texas school districts, including Alvord, Abbott, La Vega, Connally, Waco and Big Springs. She retired from Midway ISD in 1980.
While teaching at Abbott, she met Johnny Christian. They were married from 1946 to 1969 and had one son, Mike. In 1972 Geneva met and married Jack L. Vier and following her retirement, she and Jack traveled the world visiting Canada, Europe, Asia, Australia, Tahiti and New Zealand. She especially enjoyed their repeated visits to Hawaii.
Geneva was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Jack; a sister, Mary Elizabeth James; brothers, Harold James and Jerry James; and one great grandson, Jacob Pierce of Oklahoma.
Survivors include her son, Mike Christian and wife, Reney, of Huntsville;, grandchildren, Paula Belcher and husband, Brian, of Milton, Florida, Toni Pierce of Boswell, Oklahoma, Matthew Christian and wife, Leanne, of Norfolk, Virginia and Shelly Riddler and husband, Kelvin, of Huntsville; six great grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Arms of Hope Children's Home, 21300 St Hwy 16N, Medina TX 78055 or a charity of your choice. The family invites you to leave a message or memory on our "Tribute Wall" at
Published on October 3, 2019


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Druesilla Pool
Oct 03, 2019
Geneva was such a sweet person. I enjoyed our many phone conversations through the years. I am sorry for your loss. May God bless you with peace and comfort.