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Geraldine McBride, age 87, of Columbus, died Tuesday, December 30, 2014, at the Columbus Community Hospital. Geraldine McBride was born March 24, 1927, in Harvard, Nebraska, to William and Rose (Ross) Brehm. She grew up in Harvard and attended Harvard Public Schools. She married Elmer Johnson. To this union, four children were born. She lived in the Harvard area, where she raised her family. In August 1987, she married Galen McBride in York, Nebraska. For the past 24 years, she has lived in Columbus. Geraldine received her LPN degree. She loved spending time with her grandchildren and family. She enjoyed Nebraska football, NASCAR and rodeos. Funeral services were held at 10:30 a.m., Saturday, January 3, 2015, at the Trinity Lutheran Church, 2200 25th Street, Columbus, NE, 68601. Visitation was from 4-7 p.m., Friday, January 2, at the McKown Funeral Home, Columbus, NE. She is survived by her husband, Galen McBride of Columbus; daughter, Judy (Doug) Johnson of Columbus; daughter, Janis (Dale) Keasling of Maricopa, AZ; daughter, Jackie Long of Ozark, MO; son, Greg (Gladys) Johnson of Columbus. Fifteen grandchildren and 20 greatgrandchildren, and her special dog, Charlie. She was preceded in death by her parents; brothers, Lester, Corky and Vernon Brehm; and sister, Jolla Howsden.
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