“Jerry” Geraldine Cordier Powell, 84, of Ronan passed away peacefully in her home with her daughter holding her hand on Sunday, January 29, 2023, ending her battle with cancer. She was born on January 24, 1939, in St. Ignatius to Charles Victor Cordier and Pearl Mary Rein Cordier. She was number ten of twelve kids. “The perfect ten.” She was an enrolled member of the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribe.
Jerry graduated from St. Ignatius High School in 1958. After graduating, her travels led her from one coast to the next.
In 1967, Jerry married Ron Powell in Jacksonville, Florida and later in 1972, they returned home to St. Ignatius to raise their family. After moving home, Jerry was a homemaker as well as working as the local Avon lady. She also enjoyed working as a breakfast cook at the Bison Café and helping and being of service to the St. Ignatius Senior Citizen Center. Jerry worked as a cook instructor at KHJCC where she became loved by many students, some were still in her life years later.
Jerry was a lifelong friend to so many and a loving Aunt. She was very grateful she had so many nieces and nephews to love, and who loved her in return. She loved baseball, bowling and playing cards and dice with her friends and family. She loved to tell stories to anyone who would listen. Most of all, she loved her family and just wanted the best for each and every one of us.
Jerry was preceded in death by her father Vic and mother Pearl; her granddaughter Chloe Jean Cutfinger; brothers, Jody, Victor, Leonard, Fred and infant brother John; sisters, Leona Folsom, Geneva Green and Emma Jean Roullier; also, numerous aunts and uncles.
Jerry is survived by her daughter Tracy Korodi, Ronan; grandchildren, Paige Korodi and Carter Cutfinger; great granddaughter Kitonna Williams; son, Jim (Jesse) Lindsay and family, Winnemucca, NV; brothers, Charles “Rusty” Russell, Columbia Falls; and Raymond and wife, Deb, St Ignatius; and sister (best friend for life) Francine “Francie” Clark, Ronan.