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Desa P.  Gese
October 4, 1929
Wenatchee, Washington
December 22, 2017
Tacoma, Washington
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Desa was born to Captain Sigurdur and Desa Kristjana Gudmundson on October 4, 1929 in Wenatchee, WA.  And passed peacefully on December 22, 2017.

At the age of 16 she received a full scholarship to The Juilliard School in New York, but she stayed closer to home to attend the University of Washington.  It was there that Desa met Leo Joseph Gese whom she married in 1950.  They remained married for sixty four years and had seven children.

Desa is survived by her sons Geoffrey, Leo, Paul and her daughter Desa.  Desa is Predeceased by her husband Leo J. Gese, and her sons Greg, Guy and Guyen.

One of Desa’s favorite things in life was to travel.  She traveled from Iceland to Mongolia and from Egypt to South America visiting every continent except Oceana and Antarctica.  She enjoyed these travels with her husband, children and grandchildren.


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