Lucille "Lucy" Christine Geyser, 85, died October 16, 2020 at the Renaissance Retirement Community in
Olmsted Falls, Ohio. She was born in Lakewood, Ohio to the late John Carmen and Hermione Alicia (nee
Lensner) Everett. She is survived by her husband of 56 years, Richard Lloyd Geyser.
Lucy was a graduate of John Marshall High School in Cleveland (1952) and graduated with a B.S. degree in
Physics from Marietta College (1956) with some post graduate work at Toledo University.
She was employed throughout her adult life at the NASA Glenn Research Center in Cleveland where she was
a member of the Mainframe Systems Branch, Computer Services Division responsible for maintaining and
improving system software for the large-scale Cray XMP and IBM 370 computer systems. In this position she
authored ten lengthy professional technical reports regarding improved computing methods and processes, and
received four NASA Technology Utilization awards. She was also recognized as one of 100 Exemplars of
Women in Science, Math and Engineering.
In support of her professional responsibilities, she was a member of the Association for Computing
Machinery (ACM) and the Glenn Business and Professional Women's Club (BPW) where she held positions
of Treasurer, First Vice President and wrote the club's bylaws. She also held offices of Departmental
Representative, Area Vice President and Chief Negotiator of the Glenn Engineers and Scientists Association,
the local branch of the International Federation of Professional and Technical Engineers (AFL-CIO).
Outside of her professional life, Lucy was also a Den Mother, member and Officer of the PTA in her
children's school, a church choir member and a member of the NASA-Glenn Llama Club, a local version of
the Toastmaster's speech club.
Lucy has described her hobbies as "reading anything and everything, writing poems for presentation at various
NASA gatherings and the Ohio BPW State Convention." In fact, her talents go well beyond her description to
include the writing of short stories, writing hundreds of poems, winning first prize for her poem,
"Perspectives" at the Midwest Writers' Convention in 1987 and being proprietor of Partners in Poetry, her
business of writing poems uniquely written for individuals desiring poems for special occasions.
Lucy's most predominate personal characteristic was that of caring. Whether it was her children or just a
friend, she was there to express her concern and offer her support. In this manner she was an avid supporter of
equal opportunity and actively worked to end biased discrimination in any form, whether illegal or "merely"
Lucy was predeceased by her first husband Thomas Blake Summers Jr., son-in-law James Edward Boone and
grandson Vincent Blake Summers.
Survivors include son Eric Thomas (Susan) Summers, Medina, OH; daughter Heidi Lynn Boone, Davenport,
FL; son Bradley Llewellyn (Lyn) Summers, Federal Way, WA; brother Ronald Emerson (Nancy) Everett;
grandchildren E. Thomas Summers Jr., Adam Lee (Janelle) Summers, Leona Katherine (Christopher)
Bowman, Kathleen Marie Summers, Everett Valera Summers, Angelica Adres Valera Summers; step-sons
Richard Lloyd (Ann) Geyser, Jr. and Raymond Charles (Nancy) Geyser; step-grandsons Justin Burke Geyser,
Zachary Thomas Geyser, Patrick John Geyser, Cory Andrew Geyser, Jessica Marie Geyser and Angela Nicole
Geyser. Great grandchildren are many and increasing.
Memorial services will be limited to immediate family.
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