Geneva Westdale

06/14/1925

09/10/2023

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Georgetown and Cambridge Manor

151 Port Sheldon St SW, Grandville, MI 49418

Geneva (Jean Nichols) Westdale, 98, passed away Sept. 10, 2023. She grew up in Kalamazoo, MI and was the youngest of four children born to Charles and Frances Nichols. She married Virgil Westdale Sept 6, 1947 and they had three children. They lived in Michigan, Ohio and Illinois before moving to Grand Rapids, MI. She was a homemaker and later worked as an Administrative Assistant. She was active in figure skating, horseback riding, skiing, bike riding, bowling, and tennis. She won many trophies while competing on a travel tennis league in Chicago and continued playing well into her 80’s in a Senior Tennis league in Grand Rapids. She also loved traveling and reading.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her sister, Doris Davidhazy; her baby sister, Leslie Nichols; her brother, Charles Nichols; her former husband, Virgil Westdale; son-in-law, Alex Budzeak; grandson, Paul Westdale; and granddaughter, Ashley Westdale. She is survived by her children, Cheri Budzeak of Colorado Springs, CO, Fred Westdale (Cheryl) of Ada, MI, and Terri Watson (Alan) of Colorado Springs, CO; seven grandchildren; and eleven great-grandchildren. Graveside services will be held at 11:30am on Saturday, September. 16, 2023, at Greenwood Cemetery, 1373 Leonard St NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49504. In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting donations be made to the people who lovingly cared for her and changed her life at Georgetown and Cambridge Manor, 151 Port Sheldon St SW, Grandville, MI 49418.

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