Geraldine E. (LaCross) Goodenow, age 90, of Gaylord, passed away Saturday, October 12, 2019.

She was a leap year baby, born in Flint, Michigan, on February 29, 1929, to Ulis and Evelyn (Kusch) Long.

Geraldine was born into the restaurant business.  Her parents owned and operated the Breene Candlelight Restaurant in Petoskey, Michigan.  In 1967 Geraldine and her husband, Lee LaCross, opened their own restaurant, The Towncrest, in Gaylord, Michigan.  The restaurant was in business from 1967 until 1986.  La Senorita Restaurant now sits in its former location.

Geraldine had many hobbies, from taking trips to her favorite casino in Petoskey, to golf and fishing.  She loved spending time with her family, especially her grandkids.   She was a member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles.

Geraldine was preceded in death by her husband, Lee LaCross, her grandson, Joshua LaCross, and her sister, Betty Dixon.

She is survived by her children, Guy (Traci) LaCross and Evelyn LaCross, grandchildren, Christina LaCross, and Rachael (Steve) Langewicz and great-granddaughter, Madelynn Rozier.

Geraldine will be buried at Greenwood Cemetery in Petoskey.